Project Manager – Stock Administration


Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

Square is looking for a Project Manager, reporting to our Stock Administration Lead, to help lead and scale Square’s stock administration function as we grow globally. You will manage the creation, organization, execution and completion of projects related to equity compensation and payroll and assist with end-to-end administration of our equity plans (including equity grants, option exercises, releases, ESPP, and broker transactions), in the U.S. and globally. This position can sit in any of Square’s US offices or be 100% remote from the continental United States.

You Will:

  • Manage the equity compensation and payroll aspect of several projects; for instance, the expansion of existing plans, automating current processes, expansion to new countries, creation of new entities, M & A activity and more
  • Create long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones, observing deadlines and summarizing the progress
  • Work with all partners to delegate tasks on the project to the individuals and teams best positioned to complete them
  • Identify and manage potential risks and liabilities of multiple projects
  • Help define project scope and goals
  • Determine the best way to proceed when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project
  • Be the equity compensation and payroll contact for teams when multiple units are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain coordinated
  • Perform quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected
  • Motivate people involved in the project to complete tasks
  • Help administer our stock plans for all employees in the U.S. and globally. (including section 16 insider filings, 10b5-1 plan management, addressing employee questions, monthly and quarterly reporting)
  • Perform other tasks and ad hoc requests as needed


You Have: 

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in project management and administration of global equity plans (Prefer a CEP designation – program underway or completed)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field
  • Experience completing projects as a project lead
  • Working knowledge of equity plans and multiple equity types; experience working directly with major third-party equity software systems and brokerage firms
  • Ability to function in a highly confidential environment
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail, analytical abilities and consistent follow-through
  • Experience partnering with teams such as Payroll, Legal, People, Corporate Development and the Accounting teams
  • Passion for Square and interest in technology / knowledge of the industry

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.


At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

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