Archer is an aerospace company building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft focused on improving mobility in cities. The company's mission is to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. Archer is designing, manufacturing, and operating a fully electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150mph while producing minimal noise. Archer's team is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise.
Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.
What You’ll Do:
We are looking for a dynamic stock administration leader to manage and facilitate all aspects of equity and stock administration. In this exciting newly created role, the Equity Administrator is responsible for oversight of the equity plan administration, in collaboration with Finance, Legal, and Human Resources. The Equity Administrator will be an integral part of the team, thriving in a fast-paced environment, bringing enthusiasm to the team, all while being a hands-on individual with consistent performance and a sense of urgency and commitment.
- Manage all administration aspects of the Company’s global equity programs and employee stock purchase plan
- Manage all daily and cyclical stock administration processes for grants, stock option exercises, terminations, etc. including all necessary reporting requirements
- Implement a new global equity reporting software tool which is public company ready
- Responsible for public company equity requirements, including providing financial data for equity-based tables in the Proxy, 10-Q and 10-K; prepare and timely file all SEC required Forms 3, 4 and 5 for Section 16 Officers
- Understand and have working knowledge and experience in application of accounting rules associated with stock-based compensation (ASC-718) and provide reports to both Finance and tax functions.
- Perform and coordinate all related tax reporting obligations for the company with regard to stock based compensation.
- Collaborate and partner with HR, Finance, Legal and Payroll team members to ensure accurate dataflow, support for audits and reporting needs
- Enhance the stock administration function, including improvements in process and implementing automated solutions for scalability
- Manage the relationship and work closely with outside service providers, such as our equity systems vendor, transfer agent, and broker service providers
- Develop and maintain effective control procedures over all aspects of the equity process
- Provide employee education and respond to inquiries and requests regarding stock matters
What You Need:
- 7+ years of stock administration experience with Certified Equity Professional (CEP) preferred; public company experience required
- Extensive skills and experience in working on and maintaining data integrity in a public company equity administration platform
- Serve as a subject matter expert on equity plan obligations and work closely with leadership, process owners, business expansion partners, Legal, HR, Finance Operations, Tax, & Payroll teams.
- Partner with internal and external business partners to research and provide input and recommendations on equity plan initiatives and policies
- Develop and maintain policies and procedures; evaluation, recommendation, implementation, documentation
- Collaborate with external vendors, such as brokers or transfer agents, to manage the transfer and administration of stock awards, including: grant/vest process management and statement generation; ensuring accurate tax withholding on equity awards with Payroll; assisting with Section 16 reporting with Legal; assisting in data preparation for Board of Directors approval; and acting as a central resource for external partner support.
- Meticulously organized and detail-oriented individual who has the ability to multitask; an independent and flexible problem solver who can cope positively with ambiguity while maintaining strong attention to detail and speed
- Strong industry knowledge, including major trends and services offered by specific resources in the marketplace
- Ability to work well independently as well as the ability to work well with stakeholders and clearly communicate equity related activities
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to effectively communicate complex stock plan matters to employees at all levels
- Section 16 tracking, reporting, compliance
- Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and handle confidential information with discretion
- Experience with Fidelity stock plan administration platform
- Stock award data integrity management
- Reporting and analysis as needed
- Experience with Fidelity equity administration platform
- Extensive knowledge of Excel and G-Suite
- International plan management
- Develop and deliver stock plan employee training, as needed.
- Experience in start-up or growth stage organizations
Please note that this job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and does not include an exhaustive list of responsibilities and qualifications
At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $163,200 - $204,000. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.