Equity Program Manager

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Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest. Affirm, Inc. proudly includes Affirm, PayBright, and Returnly. 

We are looking for an individual who has a strong passion to work in the Equity Team and has experience managing global equity plans for a growing company. This position will report to the Head of Equity Operations.

What you'll do

  • Experience running Global Equity Plans and compliance, and rolling out to new countries
  • Ensure that all forms of equity compensation are administered following the terms and conditions of the plan under which they are granted
  • Ability to interpret and understand the legal requirements such as security regulations, registration and filings, government legislations, and all other equity compliance requirements
  • Experience in implementing and leading ESPP plan
  • Proven track record to partner with cross-functional teams, including Legal, Tax, Payroll, Accounting, Audit, Financial Reporting, Investor Relations, and People, to communicate and ensure the equity administration processes support the Company and stakeholders broadly including for areas such as compliance, tax reporting, and regulatory requirements
  • Experience handling the insider trading program and SEC filings, Section 16 compliance (Form 3, 4, and 5), 10b5-1 plans, and stock ownership compliance administration
  • Experience building and preparing employee educations and communications
  • Interacts with transfer agent and third party stock administrator to ensure that trades are settled timely; reconcile instructions and transfer agent activities
  • Maintenance of stock plan documentation for both internal and SOX compliance
  • Experience in Proxy reporting requirements
  • Ability to respond to employee inquires and coordinating with internal teams and vendors as appropriate to resolve issues
  • Provide periodic educational sessions, presentations, and communications, in order to promote an understanding of the Company’s equity program and policies;
  • Prepare and produce ad hoc analyses and customized reports upon request on related equity activities and forecasts, including share availability for awards and projections for option pool needs
  • Assist in preparation of financial statement disclosures for the company’s equity plan and stock-based compensation expense for reporting and audit purposes
  • Lead efforts to grow and scale including but not limited to enhancing existing manual processes, automating processes, and evaluating service providers

What we look for

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting
  • CEP certification (preferred)
  • Equity accounting experience (preferred)
  • 5-7 years of progressive stock administration experience with 3 years in a publicly-traded company
  • Extended Experience with building employee education and training
  • Experience with different equity award forms, i.e. RSU, PSU and stock option and ESPP
  • General knowledge of global equity taxation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to create strong business relationships inside the Company
  • Independent, with a high degree of business and legal judgment, demonstrating the ability to lead projects
  • Self-starter, able to spot issues & develop paths to business-oriented resolutions

Location - Remote Canada

The majority of our roles can be located anywhere in the U.S. (exclusive of the U.S. Territories) and Canada (with the exception of Quebec).

#LI-Remote

Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! The majority of our roles are remote and can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of the U.S. Territories, Quebec, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories) unless the job indicates a different global location. We are currently building operations in Spain, Poland, and Australia.  Employees in remote roles have the option of working remotely or from an Affirm office in their country of hire, and may occasionally travel to an Affirm office or elsewhere for required meetings or team-building events. Our offices in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Toronto will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis, subject to local COVID-19 guidelines.

If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.
 
Inclusivity:

At Affirm, People Come First is one of our core values, and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2020 DEI Report.

We also believe It’s On Us to provide an inclusive interview experience for all, including people with disabilities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations to candidates in need of individualized support during the hiring process.

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Technology we use

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Location

Affirm is a remote-first company! Our brick and mortar offices remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.

What are Affirm Perks + Benefits

Affirm Benefits Overview

Attracting great people starts by finding talent in different places. That's why we built remote work into the DNA of how we do business—but if an office space is more your style, we have offices in Chicago, New York City, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Toronto.

Affirm’s benefits are made for you. Spending wallets provide access to food, lifestyle, technology, and family planning wallets for your expenses. If your role is remote, you can set up shop anywhere in your home country. Generous time off enables you to take the time you need when life happens. Health benefits that include vision, dental, and mental health programs. We have a simple, flexible and transparent remote-first compensation structure so you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family. Our parental leave policy includes 18 weeks’ paid leave for birth and non-birth parents, and a 4-week return-to-work transition program, at full base pay. We also offer 24 company-wide paid days off (on top of our generous time off policy) which help our teams collectively pause to recharge.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Affirm Cares is a 501(C)3 employee foundation dedicated to supporting nonprofit causes in our communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Diversity and Inclusion Council is comprised of Affirmers from across all organizations and levels working together to build towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Affirm supports paid parental leave for periods of disability and for baby bonding.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Affirm provides leaves of absences for eligible employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

Pushing the envelope together: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in 2020

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the cultural fabric of Affirm. We’re dedicated to making improvements and sharing our learnings with the broader community. While we’re proud of our progress, we recognize the work still needed to be done. People Come First is not just a value at Affirm, it drives the work we do everyday and we look forward to continuing the work around us.

View Affirm's 2020 U.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion report here: http://bit.ly/affirmdei2020

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