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Equity Management Consulting

Why Us

Armanino's Equity Management Solutions team brings much-needed discipline and accounting rigor to stock option plans for startups, privately funded companies, and those preparing for IPOs. Armanino leverages cloud-based tools to build solutions and provide support or serve as the outsourced solution.

The Equity Management Solutions team provides technical accounting expertise along with software implementation and process customization to develop the right models for your organization. We provide equity consulting and stock option administration services for year-end, quarter-end, or monthly reporting, as well as company transactions, award modifications, and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs).

Services

Armanino’s Equity Management Solutions team is available in a variety of packages designed to meet your company’s specific needs. Organizations can contract for a limited amount of services as outlined in our packages, select the entire Equity Management solution, or work with Armanino to develop a customized program. 

Armanino offers service packages that include a combination of the following:

Equity Accounting Package

  • Fair Value and Expense Calculations (Journal Entries)
  • Footnote Disclosures
  • Technical Memos
  • Option Administration
  • Option Valuations
  • S-1 Support
  • Auditor Interaction
  • Stock Certificate and Option Reconciliation and Clean-up

Equity Administration Package

  • Participants/Awards/
    Exercises/Terminations
  • Monthly Cap Table Reporting
  • Pre- and Post-Board Meeting Support
  • Form 3921 Filings
  • Fair Value Inputs
  • Quarterly and Annual Expense Calculations
  • Annual Expense Package (for auditors)
  • Footnote Preparation
  • Audit Support

Tax Reporting Package

  • APIC Pool Calculations
  • Tax Benefit Calculations
  • ISO Withholding Tax Information

Valuation Package

  • Annual Common Stock Valuation
  • Warrant Valuation
  • Performance Award Valuation

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Armanino’s Rapid Implementation Methodology incorporates quality planning, management and testing to ensure our Certent solution meets your specific requirements and business objectives.

Resources

Equity Compensation for Private Companies: The Six Pitfalls to Avoid

Though a great draw for attracting and retaining superb talent, equity compensation can also be a very difficult challenges, especially for private companies. Learn what to avoid when developing an equity incentive plan.

Company Value Drives Value of Founders’ Stock

The value of a company’s stock is driven by the value of the company itself. It is essential for companies to ensure employees are committed to maximizing the overall success, thereby maximizing the value of stock options.

The Start Up Show Podcast – Establishing a Long-Term Start-up Operating Plan

This podcast discusses the need to establish a long term operating plan with milestones set to plan for revenue, employee development, and more – with an emphasis on a proper follow through to ensure funding mon ...

The Start Up Show Podcast – Start-up Funding Types and Effects on Ownership

This podcast discusses the types of funding available for funding a start-up and delves into how each type of funding can affect future investors and the founders’ level of ownership in the company.

How-to Guide: Walking your Board through a 409A Valuation of Total Equity

To avoid expensive tax liability for your privately-funded company, and more importantly, your employees, ensure your Board of Directors has the tools to properly understand the valuation process.

Managing Your Stock Plans Internationally

When devising a global equity plan, U.S. multinational companies should employ a combination of administrative, financial, and legal resources to assist in building a framework that meets  ...

Five Mistakes to Avoid when Implementing Equity Management Software

The success of your equity management software solution relies as much on the implementation process as it does on the technology selection itself.