Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Stock Plan Administrator

Location US-PA-Wyomissing
Job ID
2020-77326
Casino Property
Penn National Gaming, Inc.
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Category
Accounting & Finance

Overview

 

Don’t just work. Work Happy.

 

A career in gaming? At Penn National Gaming, we think you'll enjoy an exciting industry, fast paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.

 

An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

Your daily responsibilities include

SUMMARY:

The Stock Plan Administrator provides approvals, review, reconciliation, and management of the Company’s equity program for all eligible recipients including, but not limited to, executives, board of directors and Team Members.  This role is critical in serving as sole owner of managing all aspects of reporting, providing precise communication to all Penn equity recipients and creating a unified partnership with cross-functional teams.  This role also develops procedures to ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable regulations. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following and other duties may be assigned as necessary for the entire Company:

 

  • Oversees and manages the day-to-day administration of the company’s stock plans including but not limited to eligibility, approvals, processing various equity award types, exercises, settlements, tax withholding, expirations, cancellations, terminations and other plan-related actions are completed in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for the accurate administration of the Company’s stock plan.
  • Makes improvements to plan as needed based upon trends, needs, and competition analysis. Presents to Leadership for approval.
  • Audits stock plan on a regular basis to proactively ensure stock plan is adhered to according to plan.
  • Serves as the Company liaison between the Company and third-party vendors, Auditors, and Transfer Agents, in addition to internal teams (Legal, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, Internal Audit).
  • Develops procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of all equity data, including all aspects of record-keeping, withholding, reporting, reconciliation and auditing.  
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance to procedures for Stock Plan across all properties and Corporate. Resolves issues and escalates complex issues to Leadership as needed.
  • Responsible for the successful roll out of any changes to procedures and stock plan.
  • Serves as the dedicated resource to promptly answer Team Member inquires, troubleshoot and resolve any issues regarding stock awards while providing great customer service for all Penn equity recipients.
  • Understands and maintains all plan documents & amendments, SOX controls, monitors available shares, SEC compliance and 10b5-1 plans.
  • Assists with daily, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, including year-end proxy reporting.
  • Creates and implements process improvements and support automation initiatives between Accounting, Payroll, and Tax.
  • Performs ad hoc equity and tax research for issue resolution.
  • Performs administrative tasks as needed.
  • Enthusiastically supports, actively promotes, and demonstrates superior customer service in accordance with department and company standards and programs.
  • Responsible for ensuring the compliance with all regulations within area of responsibility and reporting potential issues to management.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality in all departmental and company matters.

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in accounting, finance or related field from a four-year college or university; or at least five years of relative training or experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.   
  • Must have a minimum of 5 year of related publicly traded company experience in equity administration.
  • Ability to work with the highest levels within the Company and a minimum of five years of related public company experience as a dedicated stock plan administrator.       
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point).
  • Must have strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Must have comprehensive understanding of company stock ownership and the full cycle of equity transactions.
  • Mut have proven record of outstanding accuracy with excellent attention to details.
  • Must have the ability to interact with executives, board members and employees to resolve problems and conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Must have the ability to drive results and be proactive when working on tasks.
  • Must be detailed oriented and be highly organized.
  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Must have experience with U.S. federal and state taxation relating to equity compensation and general knowledge of global taxation.
  • Must have strong client interface and presentation skills.
  • Certified Equity Professional (CEP) strongly preferred.

Something to leave you with

Whether you prefer being at the center of it all or working behind the scenes, there’s a role for you at Penn National Gaming. We are a growing company but as big as we are, we still feel like family.  The areas of career opportunity with Penn are ideal for just about any skill set.  Our company wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment anywhere within the organization.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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