I've been using Gnucash for a while now and I'm starting to feel like an accountant. :) Anyway, I've been interested in trying to map out employee stock option grants for a while to form a more complete financial view of all my investments.
I finally took a stab at it using the "stock" account type. It works really well to calculate the "real time" value of a number of shares. However, I realized quickly that I can't fathom a way to capture the strike price of the options (price to buy them at). This is a fixed value with which I purchase the shares from the company and needs to be subtracted from the "real time" price to get the actual gain at any given point in time.
Anyway, I'm guessing that most people who track their employee stock option grants probably don't track the actual options that they have. They probably only enter something into Gnucash when they perform a cashless execution. I'd like to be able to see my potential gains for shares that are "in the money", so to speak. If anyone has a suggestion, I'm all ears.