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Manager, Risk Management & Advisory Services

Company: The Trade Desk
Location: Ventura
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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.

So if you're talented, driven, creative, and hungry to bring something entirely new and wildly ambitious into the world (and have some fun doing it), then we want to talk.


Reporting to the Senior Director, the Manager, Risk Management & Advisory Services ("Manager") is a member of the Finance team and assists with the company's risk management program.

The Manager assists the Senior Director in leading the company's implementation of the operational risk management program performing risk assessments, validating processes and controls, synthesizing identified risks and reporting on them including results of validation and recommended risk mitigation.

The ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge and experience in the areas of operational risk and compliance management in a highly complex technology environment based on an internally-built platform consisting of multiple components and interfaces. Other success factors for this role include being comfortable with change and exhibiting professional curiosity. The Manager needs to be able to work as an individual contributor and collaborate with other stakeholders as well as resources from third-party consulting firms.


  • Implement a risk management program covering operational risks to the company, including developing the risk management manual and the risk library through interviews of key stakeholders. Synthesize those risks and classify them by risk priority.
  • Design and implement an overall risk management process for the organization, including establishing the methodology and approach to the identification, assessment, remediation and reporting of risks in accordance with related professional standards, the risk management manual and other applicable technical guidance.
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies and collaborate with stakeholders to put them in place, maintain and enhance them over time.
  • Put in place an infrastructure for an operational risk management program utilizing compliance software and industry best practices in program management.
  • Engage and work with third party subject matter experts and specialists to assist with risk identification and mitigation strategies.
  • Perform risk assessments of areas identified in the risk library including validation of processes and controls to determine whether they are absent or in place and operating as designed.
  • Draft reporting based on results of operational risk assessments tailored to the relevant audience.
  • Educate the board of directors and executive leaders about the most significant risks to the business; ensure business heads understand the risks that might affect their departments; ensure individuals understand their own accountability for individual risks.
  • Build risk awareness among different parts of the organization by providing support and training within the company.


  • BS or BA in relevant field (Auditing, Risk & Compliance, Computer Science, Information Systems, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering)
  • Certifications such as CPA, CISSP, CISM, CISA or CIA, preferred
  • 5+ years of experience including both public accounting and industry experience
  • Industry experience with high technology companies - specifically a company that has a complex, custom IT infrastructure is highly preferred
  • Proven results in process improvement and change management
  • Strong organizational skills, follow-through and detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to work independently and see tasks/projects through to completion, meet deadlines and understand when to escalate matters, if needed
  • Ability to make effective and independent judgments, including the ability to develop creative solutions to difficult problems
  • Ability to summarize complex and/or technical information into easy-to-understand pieces (distinguishing message delivery from analysis)
  • Ability to understand latest industry trends and their potential impact on the company
  • Ability to juggle multiple high priorities in a fast-paced environment and have a willingness to learn
  • Outstanding communication skills - including written and verbal communications, interpersonal, analytical, negotiating and problem-solving skills; proven ability to work cross-functionally
  • The ideal candidate will be ready to uphold the highest levels of integrity as a baseline. It is critical that the candidate have a willingness and ability to lead in a hyper-growth environment - with all of the complexity that environment brings.
  • The ideal candidate will bring strong operational capabilities but should also have deep technical skills. The ideal candidate will be a confident, effective communicator and will engender followership and loyalty. The person will bring significant successful experience interacting with stakeholders, company executive leadership, external auditors, and audit committees. Stylistically, the candidate must be high-energy and willing to "roll up their sleeves".


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.

Keywords: The Trade Desk, Ventura , Manager, Risk Management & Advisory Services, Other , Ventura, California

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