Senior Manager, Internal Audit

Methode Electronics, Inc. Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 weeks ago

Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is an international engineering company headquartered in Chicago, IL, with over 6,500 employees worldwide. Since being established in 1946 as a single-product manufacturer, Methode has since expanded its business into industrial design, manufacturing & distribution and professional services. Our company's vision is to utilize our technical capabilities to deliver unique, turnkey solutions that provide genuine value for our customers and its shareholders. As a global developer of custom engineered, application specific products and solutions, we are able to bring our innovative technologies closer to the customers and markets we serve. Methode's business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being, Automotive, Medical, Industrial and Interface. The Company has components in the primary end markets of the automotive, Big Data, white goods, aerospace & defense, consumer electronics and healthcare industries. For additional information,

Methode Electronics is seeking a dynamic Senior Manager of Internal Audit to join our growing Global Internal Audit team based out of Methode's Chicago Headquarters. In this role, you will work under the direction of the Global Internal Audit Director. This position manages the Company's Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) compliance program. The position also manages the internal audits in accordance with the annual audit plan and special requests/projects that may arise during the year. This role will afford you the opportunity to interact with multiple levels of management, learn Methode's varied business units and segments, and travel domestically/internationally.

Working under the direction of the Global Director Internal Audit, this position primarily leads Sox (90%) and internal audit (10%) work as described in the annual audit plan and any other special requests / projects that may arise during the year in accordance with Internal Audit's policies and procedures. This position will also play an important role in the Company's program to comply with the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX).

Methode Electronics Inc.(NYSE:MEI) is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States with headquarters in Chicago IL. With over 6,500 employees, Methode is financially strong and extremely well positioned to grow from the Company's existing $908 million revenue. Our components are in the primary end markets of the automobile, computer, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment industries. Further information can be found at Methode's website:


IA and Sox Leadership

  • Develops and monitors Internal Audit/Sox strategies, risk assessments, audit plan and department initiatives.

  • Leads multiple audits/projects simultaneously, including scope, resources, results, and reporting to management.

  • Manages and assists in the development of audit procedures, review of audit work papers and communication of audit results to management.

  • Ensures high quality deliverables, value added recommendations and customer satisfaction.

  • Monitors the team's work load and prioritizes activities.

  • Oversees issue remediation follow-up to ensure issues are communicated to management and realistic actions plans are in place to resolve the root cause of the issue.

  • Partners with external auditors to ensure risk/control coverage, issue remediation, delivery of IA work to reduce the effort to the business units and control owners

  • Stays current with business/industry changes and applies the knowledge within the controls and audits.

  • Tactical leader that gets things done both through formal and informal channels.

Business Partner to all Departments

  • Builds strong working relationships throughout the company (business and IT) and within the team.

  • Manages relationships with all levels of management, setting expectations and meeting/exceeding expectations.

  • Regularly educates management on risks, controls and changes in the audit requirements.

  • Thought leader that regularly provides business insight and guidance to improve processes, controls and/or reduces cost.

  • Partner with the business to develop pragmatic solutions; while retaining independence.

Team Development

  • Builds and develops high energy/performance and empowered teams.

  • Coaches and develops the audit team through recruiting, feedback, training and career counseling.

  • Provides real time feedback to support team member growth and knowledge

  • Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field

  • Certification in at least one area (CPA, CIA, CISA, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Internal Controls and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements, including COSO and COBIT Frameworks

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Strong organizational and communication skills (both oral and written)

  • 15+ years Internal Audit experience (must be recent)

  • Corporate Accounting and Public Accounting experience is a plus

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus

  • Proficient in MS Office and project management

  • Discrete with a high level of professionalism

  • Strong initiative and independent judgment

  • Flexible in a changing environment

  • Ability to work effectively across functional areas and with different levels of management

  • Ability to travel within the Unites States and Internationally up to 15%

Methode Electronics is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: EEO Poster, if you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (708) 867-6777 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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