• Internal Audit Lead - Asia - Singapore or Shanghai

    Division Methode Electronics
    Job Locations US-IL-Harwood Heights
    Requisition ID
    2018-1630
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    In this role, you will work under the direction of the Director – Internal Audit and primarily lead and perform internal audit work designed to execute internal audit projects 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 an international engineering company headquartered in Chicago, IL. Methode was founded in 1946 as a single-product manufacturer and has since expanded its business into industrial design, distribution and professional services. Here at Methode, we utilize technical capabilities to develop custom-engineered application-specific products and solutions for a variety of markets and customers. This includes the industries of automotive, big data, white goods, aerospace & defense, consumer electronics and healthcare. For additional information, visit methode.com.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead and execute assigned audits and projects as well as communicate, interview, and interact with personnel and management at various levels at the location
    • 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 core 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 Asia and within the core Internal Audit team
    • Partner with the core Internal Audit team and Asia to develop pragmatic solutions; while retaining independence
    • Perform Layered Process Audits (LPAs) and quality reviews
    • Coach and develop core Internal Audit team members on processes, projects, controls, etc.
    • Act as a change agent for the location (e.g. educating control owners and reviewing controls with owners.)
    • Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or a related field
    • Must be bi-lingual (English and Mandarin)
    • Certification in at least one area (CPA, CIA, CISA, etc.)
    • Understanding of Internal Controls and strong knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements
    • Strong analytical abilities and attention to detail
    • Ability to travel to the Unites States and Internationally up to 10%
    • Strong organizational and communication skills (both oral and written)
    • At least 5–8 years previous Internal Audit experience
    • Corporate Accounting or Public Accounting experience a plus
    • Experience in a manufacturing environment 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

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