Director, Global Equity & Payroll Administration


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 02/18/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 201 Mission Street Suite 2900, San Francisco, CA, 94105

About ForgeRock

ForgeRock is redefining identity and access management for the modern web including public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, and enterprise and mobile environments. ForgeRock products support mission-critical operations with a fully open source platform. ForgeRock’s Open Identity Stack powers solutions for many of the world’s largest companies and government organizations.

Job Description

About ForgeRock:   
In today’s highly connected digital world, understanding, managing and securing the identity of individuals and things is essential to safety and success of both businesses and their customers. Billions of people connect from anywhere, use a wide variety of devices and expect a seamless yet secure experience.   
The ForgeRock mission is to provide the most simple and comprehensive Identity and Access Management Platform to help our customers deepen their relationships with their consumers and improve the productivity and connectivity of their employees and partners.  Our identity solution enables great digital experiences and is embedded with a rich set of security, privacy and consent features.  We deliver our platform through both cloud services and on-premises software. 
Our customers are some of the biggest companies, organizations, and even countries in the world. On any given day, it’s likely that the ForgeRock Identity Platform helped keep your data safe, gave you access to stuff, and supported trusted relationships between you, companies and the devices you were using.
ForgeRock is headquartered in San Francisco, but we are a global company with offices in the following cities: Vancouver, WA; Austin, TX; Munich, Germany; London & Bristol, UK; Grenoble & Paris, FR; Oslo, NO; Singapore and Sydney, Australia.  Please read more about us at or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at
 The Role:
The Director, Global Payroll & Equity Administration will manage the global payroll and equity award administration functions in an high growth, international environment. The Director, Global Payroll & Equity Administration will strategize and plan for the expected growth in the organization, both domestically and internationally, and be accountable for streamlining and scaling payroll and equity award systems and processes while establishing and monitoring strong internal controls.  The Director, Global Payroll & Equity Administration will be an entrusted cross-functional business partner with Human Resources, Legal, Accounting, Tax and Treasury teams while ensuring regulatory compliance in the daily execution of the team responsibilities. This position will manage a small team and reports to the Sr, Director, Accounting.
Manage the Global Payroll and Equity Award Administration functions, including all applicable external service providers in connection with these functions.
Implement a new equity award administration system. Ensure payroll solutions scale with the growth of the company.
Ensure timely and accurate compliance with 10b5-1 transactions and filings of Forms 3, 4 and 5. Monitor general compliance developments over both Global Payroll and Equity Awards and implement as appropriate.
Support the Corporate Accounting team in the translation of equity awards into Stock-Based Compensation and Earnings Per Share calculations.
Key participant in the annual audit process and quarterly reviews of global compensation and equity award disclosures.
Assist in the development and rollout of SOX-compliant internal controls over Global Payroll and Equity Award Administration functions.
Incorporate best practices in a continuous improvement mindset across all owned business processes and ensure systemic tools are being fully leveraged in order to increase reliance on system (versus manual) controls.
 Manage, mentor and coach a small team.
Assist in ad hoc projects, as needed.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
Able to demonstrate expertise and background with increasing levels of responsibility and seniority
Demonstratable background and expertise operating at a global, multi-national, publicly-traded company with annual revenues > $3B and market cap > $10B
Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or accounting
CEP Level 3 Certification; Payroll Certification a plus
Effective communicator, both written and oral, and demonstrable expertise managing a global team
Subject matter expert on equity award administration and global payroll and related compliance requirements
Strong systems experience including Equity Edge Online and Payroll systems
Ability to be both “hands-on” and manage a small team and be an effective collaborator with cross-functional teams (e.g. Human Resources, Legal, etc.)
Life at ForgeRock:
We believe in and facilitate a flexible, collaborative work environment. We’ve grown enormously, but remain true to the innovative, can-do startup values that got us here. Most important of all, we keep hiring talented, smart, fun, and genuinely nice people because that’s who we want to succeed with every day. Below are just a few of the great things we have to offer at ForgeRock:
A great team of smart, fun and genuinely nice individuals.
Awesome company culture focused around providing a flexible and collaborative work environment
Regular office bonding events, from lunches and happy hours to group offsites and hack-days
Well-stocked fridges, whether you’re hungry or thirsty
Competitive benefits and perks
We’re Mac-friendly!
Generous employee referral bonus program
Amazing offices across the globe – San Francisco HQ; Vancouver, WA; Austin, TX; Munich, Germany; London & Bristol, UK; Grenoble & Paris, FR; Oslo, NO; Singapore, Australia & counting!
ForgeRock is the collective sum of all our individual experiences, backgrounds and influences and we pride ourselves in growing and learning together. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone’s individuality is respected and everyone has an Identity. In recruiting for new colleagues, we welcome the unique contributions you can bring and encourage you to be your best self.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.