The Trade Desk

Manager, Payroll

Posted 02 March 2023
Job type Permanent
Discipline Accounting & Finance

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!

We are seeking a reliable individual to ensure Trade Desk’s international payroll process is executed flawlessly and will scale with the growth of our business. This is an opportunity to be a key contributor to Trade Desk’s international Payroll team. This role is based in our Shanghai office and reports into the Director, Global Payroll.

What you will do

  • Overseeing the monthly APAC region payroll functions to ensure that all payroll related tasks are delivered to deadlines. Providing support to the EMEA payroll team where required.

  • Audit and validate all payroll submission data for accuracy and reasonableness

  • Accurately process compensation related to employee equity

  • Review draft payroll reports before sign-off with payroll specialist and managing month-end activities to specific deadlines

  • Responsible for payroll funding preparation for each country

  • Prepare payroll flux workbooks and performing controls in accordance with SOX framework

  • Collaborate with cross functional partners such as HR, Compensation and Benefits, and Workday HRIS

  • Be subject matter expert for payroll and point of contact for escalations

  • Develop ad-hoc payroll reporting as needed

  • Support the payroll director in designing consistent and streamlined processes across regions.

Who you are

  • A proven track record of multi country payroll processing experience, including setting up new country payrolls

  • Current experience with Workday HCM/ CloudPay payroll system beneficial

  • Demonstrate leadership skills

  • Extensive knowledge of payroll principles and best practices

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to perform detailed payroll calculations

  • Possess clear understanding of taxation of employer provided benefits

  • Experience with reporting employee equity compensation beneficial

  • Possess an aptitude for customer service

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Excel/Word)

  • Experience working for a US publicly held company under SOX compliance beneficial

  • CIPP is a plus.


The Trade Desk does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of The Trade Desk. The Trade Desk is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.