Director, Global Accounting Shared Services

Methode Electronics Inc
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Finance director
Experience level
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 highly motivated Director of Global Accounting Shared Services to join our growing organization headquartered in our Chicago, IL, O'Hare offices. You will build the foundation for Methode's newly created accounting services organization made up of regional teams in North America, EMEA, and Asia. Reporting to Methode's Chief Accounting Officer, this key leadership position will develop and implement the global accounting shared services vision, mission and functional strategy.

  • Create and manage complete service delivery for accounting services including all main processes (AR, AP, GL, etc.) across Business Units and legal entities
  • Support global Finance transformation and help shape the future regional shared service center model
  • Deliver high-quality and efficient accounting shared services across the organization
  • Identify talent needs and manage hiring, people development, performance management and succession planning
  • Implement global accounting policies, procedures and processes including enabling technologies
  • Manage relationship and partner with Operations Finance leaders across the organization
  • Coordinate site-wide management activities to ensure data security and risk management across the organization
  • Maintain and oversee internal controls and preparation of financial reporting in compliance with US GAAP
  • Develop, drive and ensure usage of best-practice organizational models, processes and procedures
  • Engage with key stakeholders and report on shared service performance metrics
  • Accountable for adherence to all legal requirements such as company law, financial and tax policies, and compliance
  • Develop and monitor the accounting shared services budget
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • 10+ years progressive experience within Accounting or Finance, including managing a Global Shared Services Center
  • Demonstrated experience hiring, leading, coaching and developing Accounting teams
  • Experience leading a complex international organization
  • Strong background knowledge in all aspects of general accounting and internal controls, and company policies
  • Understanding of US GAAP with strong analytical skills
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • CPA qualification desired

How We Protect Employees and Candidates:

The safety of our employees and our candidates is paramount as we manage through the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with any related changes to our work processes.

We have implemented the following to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our offices and facilities including:
  • Individual offices or widely spaced workstations; temperature checks, COVID-19 testing, regular cleaning, masks and hand sanitizer.
  • Temporary work from home options based on position.
  • Suspension of non-essential travel.
  • Virtual interviews via phone/video and remote onboarding/training, where feasible.

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.