Top Six Accounting Hazards in Equity Compensation
Accounting for equity awards is a nuanced endeavor. Slight differences in plan structure and design can lead to significant changes in terms of amount and timing of expense recognition, tax deductions, and other accounting pitfalls. Changes in terms of awards can also result in added challenges of stock-based compensation accounting. Mistakes in these areas of equity compensation are a common cause of restatements and other problems. In this white paper, we describe the most frequent accounting hazards to beware of when managing your plan.