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Director, Equity

London, UK
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Company Description is one of the most exciting fintechs in the world. Our mission is to enable businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. We’re the strategic payments partner for some of the best known fast-moving brands globally such as Wise, Hut Group, Sony Electronics, Homebase, Henkel, Klarna and many others. Purpose-built with performance and scalability in mind, our flexible cloud-based payments platform helps global enterprises launch new products and create experiences customers love. And it's not just what we build that makes us different. It's how.

We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate and do their best work. That’s why we’re on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and a Great Place to Work accredited company. And we’re just getting started. We’re building diverse and inclusive teams around the world — because that’s how we create even better experiences for our merchants and our partners. And we need your help. Join us to build the digital economy of tomorrow.

Job Description

How you'll make an impact

Reporting to the Head of Reward, this role is instrumental for the strategic development and administration of share plans across Checkout. This includes:

  • Helping to drive the strategic direction of our share plans in alignment with business strategy and roadmap, and continuing to scale our plans so that they’re aligned with our short and longer term objectives.

  • Supporting senior leadership and the board on equity compensation matters.

  • Overseeing the day-to-day administration of our equity plans, ensuring accurate records and reporting.

  • Ensuring compliance with all legal, tax, and regulatory requirements in each country where the company operates.

  • Building and fostering strong relationships with other internal stakeholders (including Legal, Finance, and Tax teams).

  • Managing the relationship with our share plan management software providers and other vendors (e.g. our EBT).

  • Ensuring delivery on all administrative/operation objectives around equity. Owning processes impacting share plans and identifying policies and procedures that help improve these.

  • Designing and building reporting metrics and tools to inform data driven business decisions.

  • Developing and executing communication strategies to raise awareness and educate our global employee population on equity.


What we're looking for

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in equity reward, ideally some of which in a fast paced environment, within the Tech, banking or fintech industry.

  • Previous experience managing share plans end to end within a multinational organisation; including leading set up of schemes in existing and new locations and determining design and structure of plans.

  • In depth knowledge of equity compensation, including tax, legal, regulatory and accounting aspects.

  • Previous experience in both a private and listed environment desirable.

  • Confident liaising with senior management and influencing decisions.

  • Comfortable doing hands-on operational cyclical work as well as strategic share related project work.

  • Strong work ethics with the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

  • Strong organisational and ownership skills and proven ability to work independently.

  • Strong analytical skills and high proficiency in Excel/ Google Sheets to be able to build models and reports to analyse large volumes of data.

  • Laser-focused, with excellent attention to detail, previous experience with Workday is desirable

  • Experience and involvement in an IPO is advantageous.

Additional Information

Apply without meeting all requirements statement

If you don't meet all the requirements but think you might still be right for the role, please apply anyway. We're always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

We believe in equal opportunities

We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use.

Our clients come from all over the world — and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.

When you join our team, we’ll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We’d love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us.

We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We’ll be happy to support you.

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