The Trade Desk

Associate Manager, Accounting - China

Posted 25 August 2023
Job type Permanent

Company's Benefits

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

Job Description

The Trade Desk is changing the way global brands and their agencies advertise to audiences around the world. How? With a media buying platform that helps brands deliver a more insightful and relevant ad experience for consumers – and sets a new standard for global reach, accuracy, and transparency. We are proud of the culture we have built. We value the unique experiences and perspectives that each person brings to The Trade Desk, and we are committed to fostering inclusive spaces where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work every day.

So, if you are talented, driven, creative, and eager to join a dynamic, globally-connected team, then we want to talk!

The Trade Desk is seeking a China country specialist at the Associate Manager level based in our Shanghai office. Reporting to the China Accounting Manager, a successful candidate will have a good understanding of financial accounting and China compliance and tax requirements, be hands-on in resolving accounting operation issues and able to provide solutions drawing on past experiences. The Associate Manager will work as an individual contributor and collaborate with other stakeholders (e.g., stakeholders within the organization, external third-party consultants, external auditors, etc.)

What you’ll do

  • Perform month end close tasks including but not limited to, preparation of journal entries for cash activities, accruals, reserves, intercompany transactions and other business transactions, account reconciliations and reporting under US GAAP and China GAAP for China legal entities.

  • Collect, compile, verify and analyze information required for the preparation of statutory and compliance reports, including preparation or review of financial statements, analytical reports and regulatory or tax filings (i.e. VAT and CIT declarations).

  • Manage third party external service providers that provide statutory compliance, tax consultancy, treasury, and statutory audit.

  • Act as the first point of contact for local tax authorities in China and respond to their requests in timely manner.

  • Collaborate with accounting operations functions, including credit and collections, accounts payable, payroll and stock admin teams, to provide country-level support.

  • Act as a finance business partner for business, engineering and support teams in China, assisting internal stakeholders while escalating concerns to appropriate levels of the controllership organization.

  • Develop initiatives or takes on duties in process improvement and reporting enhancement projects with the goal of promoting efficiency, effective customer service and/or improved employee relations.

  • Builds strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, with the ability to steer through organizational mazes to get things done.

  • Understand organizational processes and make recommendations when adopting global standards to local practices.

  • Operate as a country financial liaison providing early alerts on accounting and finance concerns to appropriate levels of the organization.

  • Support new initiatives and special projects, as required.

Who you are

  • 7+ years of progressive experience in accounting, tax and compliance at a US technology company.

  • Knowledge in China GAAP, application of local tax and compliance regulations is a must. Previous Big 4 audit experience is a plus.

  • Bachelor's degree in finance/accounting, CICPA preferred.

  • Skilled Oracle or ERP system user, with, or interested in, working with more technical/data driven tools.

  • Detail-oriented self-starter with a strong sense of ownership, ability to work independently and see tasks/projects through to completion, meet deadlines and escalate matters, with little to no supervision.

  • Able to make effective and independent judgment, take appropriate courses of action, develop creative solutions to difficult problems and manage diverse and conflicting priorities.

  • Highly collaborative and enjoy partnering with others to seek out opportunities to improve process and efficiencies across the organization.

  • Analytically driven with the ability to present information persuasively and effectively through writing, presentations and spreadsheets.

  • Excellent command of English, both oral and written, and comfortable working in an English-speaking environment.