OpenUp: Employee Stock Option Fundamentals with Now CFO and Scalar
Stock options are a fantastic cashless resource for startups to use that incentivize and retain employees, contractors, and advisors. But creating stock option pools and issuing stock options of U.S. based companies place them into a situation where their stock options price needs to be monitored and regulated when it comes to the monetary value allocated to each person.
A 409A is used and required to determine the fair market value (FMV) of a company’s common stock and is usually determined by a third-party valuation provider. 409As set the price for options issued to employees, contractors, advisors, and anyone else who gets common stock.
A 409A valuation is periodically required by the U.S. as a part of the tax submissions. 409A valuations ensure your company is in compliance because undervaluing stock options can result in major IRS penalties and lost compensation.
This webinar is designed to educate founders who are or are planning on compensating individuals through stock issuance. Participants will learn the basics of stock option purchase plans, the accounting and cap table exercises affected by it, the paperwork and valuations needed, and advice on how to handle this compensation program.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Christ Badger CPA and partner at Now CFO will introduce and explain the financial and cap table aspects needed to prepare for proper stock option allocations and issuance.
McCoy Hill, VP at Scalar will cover what a 409A valuation is, why they are important, and how startups can get a 409A valuation for their company.
This is an expert-led discussion and presentation with an open Q&A at the end.
DATE, TIME, TICKET PRICE
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
9am – 10am MDT
Hosted on Zoom
Free to attend
Meet The Experts
Chris Badger is partner in the Salt Lake City, Utah office for Now CFO. Chris is a hard driving Senior Accounting professional who brings a broad and diverse industry experience to his clients. He has extensive experience in external financial reporting, support for Boards, and investor relationships. Chris attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting as well as an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Business.
McCoy Hill is a Vice President responsible for business growth and development. Prior to Scalar, McCoy worked in the assurance/advisory department of a Salt Lake City based public accounting firm. His experience includes financial reporting and transaction advisory work with a wide range of clients in multiple industries including technology, SAAS, Manufacturing, Fintech, etc. McCoy received his Masters of Accounting Degree at Southern Utah University and holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.