Equity Administration Manager

Remote /
Legal /
Remote Full-time
About Kraken

As one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto. Trusted by over 8 million consumer and pro traders, institutions, and authorities worldwide - our unique combination of products, services, and global expertise is helping tip the scales towards mass crypto adoption. But we’re only just getting started. We want to be pioneers in crypto and add value to the everyday lives of billions. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. Join us to bring crypto to the world.

About the role

Primarily responsible for managing and implementation of the Company’s employee stock plan and the maintenance of the related records.


    • Accurately and timely handle the day-to-day administration of the company’s equity plans globally.
    • Maintain company capitalization table including regular inputting of new grants, share issuances, and complex vesting schedules.
    • Manage all participant equity plan transactions (grants, exercises, etc.) and ensure that they are correctly processed in a timely manner.
    • Communicate with equity plan participants regarding the equity programs, resolving questions, issues, and concerns related to vesting, transactions, enrollment, and other general inquiries
    • Manage option exercises, pending new hires, and other grant lists
    • Reconcile transactions, termination dates, tax withholding, and reporting, and other items as required
    • Provide day to day support to the Corporate Governance, HR, Payroll and Finance teams with respect to equity compensation reporting and data
    • Work with internal and external auditors and finance team for quarterly reviews, year-end audits and regulatory audits of procedures and controls as needed
    • Manage secondary market transactions including management of highly detail intensive step-by-step closing process 
    • Provide assistance to the Corporate Governance team in facilitating and preparing documents related to stock transfers


    • B.A. or similar degree
    • 6+ years of related experience as stock plan administrator in startup or corporate practice
    • International public company company experience
    • Significant experience with equity software such as Equity Edge, Carta, Shareworks or Solium
    • Strong technical skills especially MS Excel or other spreadsheet programs
    • Commitment to process, tracking and reporting, and responsiveness

Nice to Haves

    • Paralegal experience
    • Fintech experience
    • Startup experience
    • Both pre-IPO and post-IPO experience (or similar public offering)
Location Tagging: #US

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