Methode Electronics, Inc

  • Internal Audit Lead

    Division Methode Electronics
    Requisition ID
    Location : Location
  • Overview

    Methode Electronics is seeking a dynamic Internal Audit Lead to join our growing Global Internal Audit team based in Chicago, Illinois.  In this role, you will be based in our Corporate headquarters and work under the direction of the Internal Audit Director.  This position plays an important role in the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) compliance program.  The position performs internal audit work 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 internationally.


    We offer a comprehensive benefit package and opportunity for career growth. 


    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:



    • Lead and execute assigned audits and projects as well as communicate, interview, and interact with personnel and management at various levels across the company
    • Lead and perform SOX Process evaluation, testing, remediation, and create work products (e.g., process flow narratives, flowcharts, walkthroughs, test of controls, audit analysis, audit reports, etc.) that document the audit procedures performed and the results of those procedures
    • Accountable for all aspects of projects from planning through delivery
    • Lead the established objectives, scope, budget, and timing of procedures for each project
    • Ongoing communication with Internal Audit management, including: status, hurdles, etc.
    • Partner with the Internal Audit team: in the development of audit procedures, preparation of audit work papers and summary results, development of recommendations for improvement in controls (SOX and operational), efficiency and communication of audit results to management.
    • Organize, manage and track multiple detailed tasks and assignments with frequently changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment
    • Build strong working relationships throughout the organization and within the Internal Audit team
    • Partner with the Internal Audit team to develop pragmatic solutions; while retaining independence
    • Perform Layered Process Audits (LPAs) and quality reviews
    • Coach and develop Internal Audit team members on processes, projects, controls, etc.
    • Act as a change agent for the business (e.g. educating control owners and reviewing controls with owners.)
    • Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned


    • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or a related field
    • At least 5 years previous Internal Audit experience
    • Certification in at least one area (CPA, CIA, CISA, etc.)
    • Understanding of Internal Controls and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements
    • Strong analytical abilities and attention to detail
    • Strong organizational and communication skills (both oral and written)
    • Corporate Accounting, or Public Accounting experience a plus
    • Experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus
    • Proficient in MS Office
    • Able to learn and utilize in-house and additional software packages as necessary
    • Discrete with a high level of professionalism
    • Possess initiative and independent judgment
    • Flexible in a changing environment
    • Ability to travel within the United States and Internationally up to 10%

    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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