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Equity Specialist

Company: Mercari
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Mercari is Your Marketplace. We make it super easy to sell (or buy) almost anything. We all have things we don't use, never used or simply outgrew. But that stuff still has value. Mercari gives you the power to simply sell it, ship it, and earn some cash for it. Fashion to toys. Sporting goods to electronics. All the brands you know and love. Our mission is simple: to make selling easier than buying. And with 50M+ downloads in the U.S. and 400k+ new listings every day, we're just getting started.

As our Equity Specialist, you will be joining our Finance team and you will be supporting the strategic and financial success of Mercari US. You will play a key role in achieving financial objectives through administration and governance of equity incentive programs, personnel related costs and other finance projects. You will partner closely with Mercari, Inc. Japan parent company, Tax, Payroll, Accounting, FP&A, Legal, People & Culture and serve as the primary point of contact for employees in a unique and complex foreign issuer environment. As our business grows, the Finance team, together with many of our outside stakeholders, will be influential in the development and enhancement of the Japanese equity compensation landscape.

What you'll be doing:

  • Day-to-day administration of US based Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) underlying equity transactions including grants, vests, exercises, forfeitures for RSUs and Stock Options
  • Assist in all aspects of equity compensation strategy planning in compliance with TSE and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regulations and company initiatives
  • Analyze stock transaction impacts of payroll tax withholding, W-2, Form 3921 and 1099 reporting absent service from external foreign brokers
  • Prepare Board meeting and Management reporting materials (often with bilingual stakeholder communication requirements)
  • Evaluate and implement equity internal controls, create forecasting data and solutions as required for business needs and scalability
  • Lead employee training and facilitate employee questions and issues, serve as liaison with external administrators and brokerage firms
  • Generate stock-based compensation journal entries under US-GAAP and J-GAAP accounting treatment
  • Ensure all individuals are trading in compliance with TSE rules, internal corporate policies and open trading windows
  • Troubleshoot incidents, formulate hypothesis, validate data, prioritize and implement improvement plans

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business or related fields
  • 3+ years of working experience in equity compensation or related fields
  • Bilingual proficiency in English and Japanese

Bonus Points:

  • Understanding of Tokyo Stock Exchange guidelines and trading rules
  • Ability or willingness to achieve operational excellence
  • Advanced Excel/Google sheet data manipulation and model creation
  • Prior experience working in a tech environment is a plus

Why Mercari?

Mercari nurtures an all for one environment where teamwork and innovative thinking is the priority.


  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • 401k match
  • Life & disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • New parent paid leave
  • Rocket Lawyer legal services
  • Fond perks and rewards
  • Time when you need it - flexible vacation days

Keywords: Mercari, Palo Alto , Equity Specialist, Other , Palo Alto, California

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