Director of Internal Audit

Newport Corp.

Andover, MA

MKS Instruments is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Additional information can be found at

This individual will be a key contributor in supporting the Company with Internal Audit and SOX Compliance. This will be a cross functional role, responsible for collaborating with various business leaders to design, implement, and execute internal controls, and continued business strategy around financial reporting. The Director will be a leader of the SOX framework, and responsible for maintaining formal process and controls documentation. In addition to compliance, the role will be focused on continuous improvement related to the tools, processes, and procedures in the SOX area and synergies with operational excellence processes.

We are looking for an exceptional Director of Internal Audit who will be responsible for:

  • Evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of key control operating effectiveness testing and documentation in accordance with department guidelines and external auditor requirements.

  • Preparing materials and presenting SOX compliance findings and assertions to Audit Committee.

  • Seeking to continuously improve the SOX program to become more efficient and effective through optimization and automation.

  • Develops and manages internal financial audits.

  • Manage the company’s SOX efforts through the documentation and assessment of financial reporting controls, including the evaluation of financial statement risk, process design reviews, monitoring changes in the existing financial control structure, and the coordination internal control testing and deficiency remediation.

  • Conduct annual companywide and department-specific risk assessments, such as compensation, compliance, and fraud.

  • Ensures that audit issues are well defined and root causes are identified.

  • Works with management in all areas to define the audit function as it relates to overall business activities.

  • May facilitate work of external auditors during on-site visits.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in Accounting or Finance required. Advanced degrees or certifications (MBA, CPA, CIA, etc) preferred.

  • 15+ years of relevant experience working in a controls related role (i.e., SOX Compliance programs, internal controls programs, internal audit, external audit, etc.) ideally for a Big 4 and multinational public company.

  • Strong knowledge of monitoring tools and implementation of control tools

  • Able to communicate with all levels of management including Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and external audit firm.

  • An organized, detailed, proactive, self-motivated, and collaborative work style.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Proven ability to work cross functionally and adapt to change are extremely important.

  • Ability to prioritize workloads and ensure deadlines are consistently met.

Salary Pay Range: $144,200 - $267,800 per year. This range is a good faith estimate of the expected salary range for this position, based on a wide range of factors including qualifications, experience and training, operational and business needs and other considerations permitted by law. At MKS, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for the role.

Bonus: This position is eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, in an amount to be determined by MKS [or as applicable].

Benefits: MKS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance coverage (medical, dental and vision), 401(k) with company match, life and disability insurance, 11 paid holidays, sick time, 15 paid vacation days, [6 weeks fully paid] parental leave, adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement [and for participation in any stock programs, signing bonus, etc.].


Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be “U.S. persons.” “U.S. persons” are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

MKS Instruments, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“MKS”) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer: diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We win as a team and are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability or handicap, marital status, membership in the uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. Hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications and business needs. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with applicable law and company policies.

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