I am working for a company that has recently gone public. Now I see a monthly accumulation of options vesting every month. I would like to account for these options as compensation in my accounts.
What is the mechanism to go about doing this? Do I have something like an
Assets::Investments::EmployerOptions account that that I credit every month similar to my salary? What do I credit it with? I'm paid in EUR but my options are in USD. Do I just add the EUR conversion of the equivalent stock price at that moment in time (subtracting the strike price)?
Example: On Jan 1st 2019 I vest 100 options with a strike price of 10USD. The current market value is 20USD. So at this moment in time this is worth an unrealised $1000USD.
| Assets | Income |
| | +$1000 |
| +$1000 | |
Or is all this moot and it should only count the number of shares and only do accounting when I exercise and sell?
note I am a Canadian citizen living and employed in Germany. I've never been a resident in the USA (just done work assignments theres).