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Manager, Stock Plan Administration

Company: comScore, Inc.
Location: Reston
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Title: Manager, Stock Plan Administration

Location: Reston, VA

About This Role:

Comscore is seeking an experienced, capable and passionate Manager of Stock Plan Administration to report to the Senior Director of Technical Accounting and External Reporting. The role has ownership of daily operational activities as well as monthly/quarterly reporting activities, including special projects for our Equity Incentive Plans. Candidate should have a demonstrated track record of successfully leading daily activities as well as annual events, managing international compliance, and managing day-to-day stakeholder, partner and vendor relationships.

What You'll Do:

General day-to-day administration of Comscore's equity-based incentive compensation including stock options, restricted stock units (RSUs), and other equity-based incentive compensation tools Process option grants, exercises and cancellations, restricted stock unit grants, vesting and distributions, including the annual award process, new hire grants, Board of Directors and Executive Officer awards
Ensure all equity compensation is administered in accordance with the terms and conditions of the plans from which they are granted, internal processes and procedures, and compliant with international & US tax withholding/reporting requirements
Ensure awards are treated properly upon termination at Third Party Administrator (TPA) platform (Fidelity); including the establishment/maintenance of an appropriate process for taxation
Manage participant files and stock option transaction documentation in accordance with company's Records Management policy
Work with internal/external business partners to ensure uninterrupted service for key data feeds, processes, and internal applications necessary to the administration of equity plans
Respond to escalated issues from employees, HR Business Partners, and global Payroll colleagues

Review stock plan option exercise reports, stock plan option exercises for US and International plan participants, upcoming terminations/expirations
Maintain termination process for insider list and update as applicable
Maintain monthly dashboard metrics for stock administration
Process/review domestic and non-US payroll submissions
Conduct frequent review of data across systems to ensure HRIS platform (Workday) aligns to data in TPA platform
Complete monthly reconciliation between payroll system and TPA platform to ensure transaction alignment
Work closely with Legal to ensure all information required for Section 16 and Form 4 filings are provided timely
Partner with Fidelity to ensure agreed service level agreements (SLAs) are being met
Assist local country contacts with completion of annual filing requirements
Assist in calculation of stock-based compensation expense
Generate recurring reports (monthly, quarterly, annually) and respond timely to ad hoc data requests from business partners
Update and maintain all internal documentation of stock administration processes to ensure business continuity
Establish monthly check-in and support process to facilitate proper local compliance with stock plan regulations for withholding and reporting as well as dividend distribution via payroll
Maintain desk procedures/department calendar, and ensure all information remains current and consistent
Keep SOX documentation current, ensure processes are managed in accordance with SOX requirements, and provide support for quarterly and annual SOX testing
Provide support related to various internal and external audit requests
Partner with payroll to prepare and distribute year-end statements of taxable income, W-2 and 1099-B income calculations and tax filings related to equity transactions
Keep current on legislative and tax changes affecting equity awards

What You'll Need:

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, preferably in business, finance, or human resources
3-5 years related experience, including experience with global stock plan administration for a large multi-national corporation; subject matter expertise on equity plan
Demonstrated career progression across different areas of finance, compensation or other Human resources disciplines
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, with strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel Third party vendor management experience-- Fidelity Stock Plan Administration strongly desired
Experience supporting preparation of Section 16 SEC filings
Familiarity with FAS 123(R ) (ASC 718) and tax implications of equity compensation Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong math and analytical skills
High level of integrity, judgment and professionalism

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

Master's degree, preferably in business, finance, or human resources High energy and positive, proactive can-do attitude Commitment to process improvement Ability to thrive in fast-paced, dynamic environment
Strong attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities at once
Proven experience adhering to deadlines, with a sense of urgency
Must be a team player, willing to work closely with others and capable of leading projects Experience with basic accounting functions, such as performing reconciliations

About Comscore:

At Comscore, we're pioneering the future of cross-platform media measurement, arming organizations with the insights they need to make decisions with confidence. Central to this aim are our people who work together to simplify the complex on behalf of our clients & partners. Though our roles and skills are varied, we're united by our commitment to five underlying values: Integrity, Velocity, Accountability, Teamwork, and Servant Leadership. If you're motivated by big challenges and interested in helping some of the largest and most important media properties and brands navigate the future of media, we'd love to hear from you.

Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms. With a data footprint that combines digital, linear TV, over-the-top and theatrical viewership intelligence with advanced audience insights, Comscore allows media buyers and sellers to quantify their multiscreen behavior and make business decisions with confidence. A proven leader in measuring digital and set-top box audiences and advertising at scale, Comscore is the industry's emerging, third-party source for reliable and comprehensive cross-platform measurement. To learn more about Comscore, please visit

EEO Statement: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

To comply with federal law, Comscore participates in E-Verify. Successful candidates must pass the E-Verify process after hire.

At this time, Comscore will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.



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