The Trade Desk

Manager, General Accounting - APAC

Posted 25 August 2023
Job type Permanent

Company's Benefits

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development 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 an APAC General Accounting Manager to lead our accounting and reporting activities for the Asia Pacific region. As part of our global accounting team, this role will oversee regional US GAAP accounting to ensure accurate, appropriate and timely recording of our financial activities. A successful candidate should possess: an in-depth understanding of US GAAP financial accounting, the ability to manage teams through tight deadlines and the readiness to roll up their sleeves. This role reports to the APAC Controller and is based in Shanghai.


  • Lead and manage all aspects of accounting and reporting for the APAC region in accordance with the month-end close calendar under US GAAP.

  • Define, analyze and coordinate the input of financial information into the general ledger. Evaluate, approve and provide accounting expertise.

  • Review reconciliations and journal entries of unique data requiring business knowledge, financial acumen and understanding of multiple transactions sources.

  • Prepare or review complex, non-routine financial reports and schedules.

  • Actively engage with non-accounting functions to understand processes and transactions to ensure information is accurately recorded to the general ledger in a timely manner.

  • Collaborate with accounting and compliance teams in the U.S., U.K., Singapore and India on streamlining accounting and reporting processes, identifying opportunities and areas for improvement and implementing changes.

  • Present problems with recommended solutions at the regional or global level, escalating issues appropriately.

  • Manage a team of qualified accountants, including overseeing their work performance, providing guidance in the resolution of problems and developing the team through coaching, feedback, exposure and stretch assignments.

  • Act with a clear sense of ownership, establishing clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results.

  • Support new initiative and special projects, as required.


  • 8+ years of progressive experience in accounting at a scaled US-listed technology company.

  • AICPA or equivalent, previous Big 4 or auditing experience is a plus.

  • Experienced with managing external auditors, corporate audit requests and participation in SOX walkthroughs.

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

  • Strong attention to details, with ability to work under pressure while still maintaining information accuracy and effective controls.

  • Outstanding communication skills – including written and verbal communications, interpersonal, analytical, negotiating, and problem-solving skills; proven ability to work cross-functionally.

  • Willingness to embrace challenges and take on additional responsibilities to improve processes, reporting and procedures to support the organization.

  • High personal and professional integrity with a can-do attitude, desire to roll up your sleeves, and an ability to deliver outstanding work.

  • Fluency in English to the extent that you’re comfortable to use this as your primary working language.