Equity and Payroll Specialist

Cambridge, MA, United States
Jul 17, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Why Join Intellia?

Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases.

Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done.

We want all of our people to go beyond what is possible. We aren't constrained by typical end rails, and we aren't out to just treat people. We're all in this for something more. We're driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together.

How you will Achieve More with Intellia

In this newly created Equity and Payroll Specialist role, you will be responsible for supporting Equity and Payroll administration activities across our growing organization, including partnering with our HR, Finance, and Legal departments as well as our Stock Plan Brokers and Transfer Agent.

In addition to the below, your key responsibilities will include preparing and processing stock plan transactions in addition to supporting our semi-monthly and bi-weekly payroll processing.
  • Perform accurate processing of all employee stock transactions and ensure that all are processed and settled timely and accurately, including grants, cancellations, stock options exercises, RSU releases, and ESPP enrollment and purchases via EEO
  • Partner with team members to prepare and process bi-weekly and semi-monthly payrolls accurately and timely via Workday and ADP Workforce Now
  • Partner with internal Legal, HR, Finance, and other teams for all areas involving compensation and benefits to maintain and improve current processes and procedures relating to equity and payroll administration
  • Administer and maintain all equity and payroll procedures required to keep up to date with multi-states and jurisdiction regulatory compliance
  • Maintain opening and closing of the company's trading window via E*Trade systems and process employees' trade approval, per insider trading policy and schedules
  • Perform monthly/quarterly/annual reconciliation including related journal entries, receivable of option proceeds, payroll liabilities, and perform auditing procedures to ensure accuracy
  • Provide excellent customer service to employees, management, and business partners
  • Provide support on equity and payroll education and provide training as needed
  • Collect and prepare data on stock plan activities and other data for internal and external reporting
  • Perform other duties and participate in projects as needed

About You

Proven experience with Equity and Payroll administration to deliver timely and accurate compensation for employees. Explore best-in-class compensation and benefits with an interest to disrupt the typical status quo through process improvements in collaboration with key stakeholders as we grow as one. Here are some of the other desired skills we will be looking for you to have:
  • A strong understanding of Stock Plan and Payroll Administration procedures and practices is required
  • Must have at least 5 plus years of experience in Stock Plan Administration, Equity Edge Online preferred
  • Must have 3 years of Payroll processing experience, ADP Workforce Now preferred
  • BS/BA or equivalent experience preferred
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and/or Certified Equity Professional (CEP) preferred
  • Must have a strong understanding of wages and tax laws, including FLSA
  • In-depth and comprehensive understanding of equity administration concepts and related financial reporting principles
  • Experience with Internal Controls under Sarbanes-Oxley Act related to public companies
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment and across all levels of the organization
  • Must be self-motivated and detail-oriented with exceptional organizational, quantitative, and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, particularly MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Oracle Fusion is a plus

Meet your future team

This role will report directly to the Associate Director, Equity and Payroll Administration. The Equity and Payroll team is made up of two other individuals who bring a range of experience and knowledge. While a small team, you will join a group of passionate individuals who enjoying working with one another. In addition to the equity and payroll, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the larger group of people under the CFO, which is comprised of: Financial Reporting and Internal Controls, FP&A, Accounting, Procurement, IT, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, and Facility Operations.

The team is currently working virtually. While the team does plan to return into the Cambridge MA office, current plans slate a return to the office for September (tentatively). Although in a virtual environment, the group has made it a priority to continue to foster a sense of community among the team. This includes virtual happy hours, team all-hands, game nights, and more. You can expect to join a hardworking, collaborative environment.

EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.