Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE:ARE), an S&P 500® urban office REIT, is the first and longest-tenured owner, operator, and developer uniquely focused on collaborative life science, technology and agtech campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland, and Research Triangle. Alexandria is known for its high-quality and diverse tenant base. Alexandria has a longstanding and proven track record of developing Class A properties clustered in urban life science, technology, and agtech campuses that provide its innovative tenants with highly dynamic and collaborative environments that enhance their ability to successfully recruit and retain world-class talent and inspire productivity, efficiency, creativity, and success. For more information, please visit www.are.com.

We are seeking a dynamic individual who will assist the Supervisor – Accounting & Compensation with stock compensation and payroll functions. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to communicate effectively with personnel at all levels. The Accounting & Compensation Analyst will be responsible for stock compensation administration which includes hands on management of our Company stock incentive plan. In addition, they will be responsible for implementing quality control measures to ensure accuracy of reporting and compliance within the payroll/stock compensation areas. The ideal candidate must have the ability to handle confidential information in a discretionary fashion and must be able to manage multiple deadlines in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions, marital status, registered domestic partner status, family-care status, veteran status, military status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law or ordinance..

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Will employ a number of duties in the areas of accounting, payroll and stock compensation administration, project support, and a variety of administrative duties, including but not limited to the following:

Accounting and Financial Reporting:

  • Preparation of day-to-day accounting relating to payroll and stock compensation such as:
    • Prepare journal entries for bi-weekly payroll, payroll taxes, and benefits for month-end close
    • Prepare journal entries for employee equity compensation related entries in accordance to GAAP
    • Reconcile general ledger accounts to ADP payroll and Fidelity equity compensation records
    • Prepare payroll and stock compensation fluctuation analysis
    • Prepare basic and diluted weighted average share calculations for the purpose of calculating earnings per share
    • Assist with the preparation of capitalized payroll calculations, including coordination of timesheet collection and prepare quarterly calculation package for management review
    • Assist with the annual budgeting process of property management payroll allocation
    • Assist with the technical accounting research relating to payroll and equity compensation accounting
    • Coordinate Form 4 filing for all stock related activity, various analytical schedules, and 10Q/10K stock-related schedules and disclosures
    • Support financial reporting team in preparing data for the Company’s Proxy SEC filing relating to Executive Compensation tables and SEC Pay Ratio calculation
    • Assist with the annual preparation of Deferred Compensation Plan statements and packages for Executive Management, tracking investments and distributions for Venture Investment Plan (VIP), and preparing calculations for Form D filing
    • Assist with internal and external audit requests as well as ad-hoc requests from regional teams and/or special projects

Stock Administration:

  • Day-to-day administration of the employee’s stock grants, including, but not limited to:
    • Coordinate with Executive Management, outside legal counsel, stock plan system administrator, and transfer agent for stock issuance to employees
    • Track the timing of stock vesting, including the timing of tax withholding elections, reviewing tax withholding calculations, and managing the stock tax net settlement process
    • Maintain stock participant listing and grant data for the employee stock plan
    • Coordinate the Company’s stock trading window, including tracking the trading approvals, communications with employees’ brokers, and working with Financial Reporting team to ensure accurate and timely disclosures of our public filings
    • Assist with research relating to equity compliance rules and regulations

Payroll and Benefits Administration:

  • Day-to-day administration of the employee payroll and benefits, including, but not limited to:
    • Prepare bi-weekly payroll funding and variance analysis
    • Prepare funding request relating to payroll, taxes, dividends, and benefits
    • Assist with payroll processing in ADP for bi-weekly payroll, employee reimbursements, and annual bonus
    • Act as a liaison to assist the employees with payroll related inquiries such as overtime hours, leave of absence, and tax withholdings
    • Assist with the administration of the employee benefit plans, including deferred compensation plan and cash balance plan
    • Assist with research relating to payroll compliance rules and regulations including federal and state/local compliance rules where we have employees

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field is required
  • 3 years of accounting experience. Compensation related accounting experience is required
  • CPA, CPP, CCP is highly desired
  • Must be able to research compliance rules and regulations
  • Prior experience with ADP Workforce Now and timekeeping system or stock administration system is highly desirable
  • Proficient in business related software: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • JD Edwards Accounting software experience desirable
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. This position must be able to effectively communicate with senior management
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Must be able to handle extremely confidential information in an expeditious and discretionary fashion
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize and meet deadlines
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