Global Stock Plan and Finance Operations Administrator

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals   •  

Cambridge, MA

Industry: Biotech/Pharma


5 - 7 years

Posted 377 days ago



Alnylam was founded in 2002 on a revolutionary vision and bold mission which remain firmly in place today. We are leading the translation of RNAi as a new class of medicines with a core focus on RNAi therapeutics toward genetically defined targets for the treatment of serious, life-threatening diseases with limited treatment options for patients and their caregivers. In January 2015, we announced our “Alnylam 2020” guidance that reflects our expected transition from a late-stage clinical development company to a multi-product commercial-stage company with a sustainable development pipeline. Alnylam is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work in 2015 and 2016.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, one of Cambridge’s most innovative, publicly traded biotech companies, focused on translating the science of siRNA into human therapies, is looking for a Global Stock Plan Administrator that will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the company’s global equity incentive programs.  Reporting to the Director of Finance Operations, the ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented, highly motivated professional with strong communication, organizational and computer skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • ·         Maintain database integrity and ensure accuracy of record keeping of equity data using Equity Edge Online
  • ·         Process option exercises, restricted stock unit vesting and repurchases, including preparing appropriate documentation and coordinating with payroll to ensure accurate and timely tax reporting/withholding
  • ·         Assist in administering ESPP purchases, handle activity during open enrollment periods
  • ·         Assist with related SEC reporting including Form 4 and Form 3
  • ·         Provide superior customer service to employees and other equity award grantees, serving as the point of contact for questions regarding Alnylam’s equity awards
  • ·         Work closely with the accounting and finance department, as well as external auditors, to prepare data for expensing of equity awards and to assist in periodic review of database integrity and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
  • ·         Coordinate with third party administrator and/or transfer agents on equity-award related matters
  • ·         Support preparation for and analysis related to Compensation Committee agendas throughout the year
  • ·         Provide support for processing of bi-weekly and monthly payrolls using ADP software and Ex-US payroll service firms and record related journal entries in the general ledger
  • ·         Assist with special projects, as needed

Key Requirements

  • ·         Bachelor’s Degree, with a degree in Finance, Business or Accounting preferred
  • ·         Experience with equity administration of 1000+ employees

·         Experience supporting biotech or pharmaceutical industry preferred

  • ·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • ·         Strong organization skills with the ability to multitask, work with confidential data and see projects through from start to finish
  • ·         Experience in stock administration at a public company, required using Equity Edge
  • ·         Experience with tax and accounting rules applicable to equity awards, required
  • ·         Minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • ·         Experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry preferred or in a growth company
  • ·         Able to handle multiple assignments and manage competing priorities with tight deadlines
  • ·         High degree of professionalism
  • ·         Ability to work sensitively with confidential material
  • ·         Strong interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills
  • ·         Ability to communicate with various levels of management
  • ·         Organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills