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Accounting Administrator

Date: Jul 29, 2021

Location: Irvine, California, US

Company: Kia America, Inc.

At Kia, we’re creating award-winning products and redefining what value means in the automotive industry. It takes a special group of individuals to do what we do, and we do it together. Our culture is fast-paced, collaborative, and innovative. Our people thrive on thinking differently and challenging the status quo. We are creating something special here, a culture of learning and opportunity, where you can help Kia achieve big things and most importantly, feel passionate and connected to your work every day.

Kia provides team members with competitive benefits including premium paid medical, dental and vision coverage for you and your dependents, 401(k) plan matching of 100% up to 6% of the salary deferral, and time off starting at 14 days per year. Kia also offers company lease and purchase programs, company-wide holiday shutdown, paid volunteer hours, and premium lifestyle amenities at our corporate campus in Irvine, California.




The Accounting Administrator will perform the monthly financial and accounting closing, and daily activities related to; Company Vehicle Accounting, Buyback Inventory Accounting, Evaluation Vehicle Accounting and Management, Asset Evaluation Reimbursement, and Fixed Asset Accounting and Management. 

Major Responsibilities

Priority Major Responsibility %
1st Responsible for managing accounting journal entries, reconciliations and treatments of Company Vehicle Inventory , Testing/Evaluation Vehicle Inventory, Fixed Asset Inventory, and Buyback Vehicles. 30%
2nd Timely review and processing of vehicle and distributor plate requests, with attention to request content, policy compliance, and professionalism while communicating with all levels of leadership. 20%
3rd Systems and data management for accurate and timely processing and reporting of assigned vehicle category’s current value and future valuation. Responsible for securing data integrity, history maintenance and for reviewing, designing, and producing system-automated processes and reports. 20%
4th Timely review and payment processing of Asset Evaluation Reimbursement Requests. 10%
5th Participate in periodic Inventory Physical counts and prepare ad-hoc reports; support internal and external customers, e.g., operating departments and auditors. 10%
6th Resolve account discrepancies associated with account balances and reconciliations by coordinating with operating departments to resolve balances and identify issues in processing. 10%



Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance

Overall Experience

Minimum 3-5 years of progressive work experience in accounting

Directly Related Experience

SAP,  AS400, Excel, Access    


Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Access, & AS400 Query Reporting.
Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP, & IFRS.
Working knowledge of SAP system


CHALLENGE - Solving Complex Problems
COLLABORATION - Building and Supporting Teams
CUSTOMER - Serving Customers
GLOBALITY - Showing Community and Social Responsibility
PEOPLE - Interacting with People at Different Levels


Equal Employment Opportunities

KUS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, including pregnancy and childbirth and related medical conditions, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, legally protected physical disability or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  KUS complies with applicable law governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which KUS has offices.  The KUS EEO policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.


Disclaimer:  The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and for this position.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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