The Equity Plan Administrator will help manage and scale a world class global equity program. You will be the first member of the equity team and will be instrumental in defining equity management processes and workflows. We’re looking for a well-rounded equity professional focused on strong customer service, commitment to accuracy, and high-quality work. You’re a team player who is ready to roll up your sleeves and do the job right.

Now we get to brag about us: Lightspeed provides retailers and restaurateurs the simplest way to build, manage, and grow their business while crafting a better customer experience. Lightspeed empowers small business owners with a complete overview of their business in one place - businesses who process transactions use Lightspeed’s mobile Point of Sale software and eCommerce platform to manage inventory, customer preferences, sales, and analytics to get a complete overview of their business in one place. Founded in 2005 with offices in Canada, USA, and Europe, Lightspeed is well positioned to become Canada's next great technology success story. We're passionate about enabling people to do their best work. Come work with us and find out what you can do.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day activities related to stock administration in Shareworks
  • Own the integrity and accuracy of equity data including the capitalization table
  • Process all activity including grants, exercises, and share issuances
  • Maintain accurate participant data, terminations, and track employee mobility, flagging tax implications, and other items as required
  • Ensure global equity reporting and compliance with international tax and regulatory requirements
  • Process option exercises in compliance with current regulations
  • Perform monthly and annual activity reconciliations
  • Develop and support an incredible participant experience including creating and presenting slides, addressing participant inquiries, creating educational materials, and maintaining our internal equity FAQ
  • Create and implement efficient and scalable processes, system automation and integrations for equity administration, reporting, global tax compliance and mobility
  • Prepare equity summary for board meetings to include new grants for new hires, refresh and promotions
  • Produce ad hoc analyses and reports with quick turnarounds based on business requests
  • Audit and manage user permissions, roles and sharing rules
  • Collaborate with Finance and payroll on all global tax and corporate reporting obligations; ensure they are met on time

 

Requirements

  • Post-Secondary Education
  • 3+ years of equity experience
  • Advanced Excel, Word, presentation software skills
  • Ability to pivot between equity administration, participant equity education, global equity compliance and equity taxation
  • Experience with Shareworks (or other equity management systems)
  • Demonstrate a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality
  • Familiarity with global compliance and tax

 

Skills & Assets

  • Bilingualism (French and English)
  • CEP designation
  • Experience scaling equity at a fast growing company
  • Experience administering European equity plans

 

And what about the rest?

In addition to the perks you see on the Careers page, you’ll get access to:

  • A beautifully renovated office space in a castle; one of the best development centres in Montreal;
  • An environment that encourages initiatives and leadership;
  • Happy hour every Friday afternoon;
  • Birthday treats every month to celebrate our employees;
  • Social events throughout the year including the legendary annual holiday party;
  • Fun activities with your teammates - be part of the Lightspeed family;
  • Work with highly talented people who are as passionate about their craft as you are!