We get it. Equity compensation is complex.
No matter how large your company, or whether it’s public or private, equity administration cuts across business areas and requires specialized knowledge. Mistakes can be costly and, in the worst cases, reach the boardroom.
IRS and SEC regulations can drain company time and resources. Geographical expansion, adoption of performance awards, mergers and acquisitions, and new accounting rules all contribute to the workload. That’s why careful planning and support are essential to ensuring an ROI on your plan investment.
Whether you’re approaching an IPO, in rapid growth mode, or your current process is spread across too many functions, RGP can handle the details—so you can stay focused on growing the business. We’re your one-stop solution for plan administration, implementation, compliance and long-term plan strategy.
Ease the Burden of Equity Compensation with RGP
Equity administration is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. With our dedicated team of experts in stock administration, expensing and technical accounting, RGP can tailor our solution to perfectly match your requirements, even replicating the experience of having an in-house administrator. And because we work strictly on a time and materials basis, you maintain maximum flexibility.
RGP’s Equity Compensation outsourcing solution scales from supporting your internal staff all the way to complete ownership of the plan administration, including daily transactions and employee help requests, participant training, stock-based accounting and ASC 718 reporting. We not only implement solutions that ensure compliance, but also set you up to continue the program after the initial framework is completed.
Best Practices Design and Documentation
We look at current processes and suggest improvements based on our previous experience, available system functionality, available automation, and understanding of the departments and third-parties involved. For private companies, we advise on cap table management, Rule 701 share limitation calculations, SOX compliance and IPO readiness.
Education and Communication
RGP combines deep expertise in equity administration with our world-class collaboration practice to provide education and communication services, including translation for multinational corporations. Whether we provide the content, or you do, we can develop and deliver in a variety of formats. And best of all, you can keep the modules for your own internal distribution and use.
Administration and Financial Reporting
Off-load the record keeping, reporting and regulations surrounding your equity compensation plan and stay focused on your core business objectives. We work with the plan sponsor to provide the right resource allocation and skill set and can quickly adjust as needed.