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Finance Administrator-Profitability/Incentive

Date: May 9, 2023

Location: Irvine, California, US, 92606

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 Finance Administrator, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) will play a supporting role in reviewing and analyzing various vehicle incentive programs including APR/Lease, vehicle gross profit, and product competitiveness.  In addition, this position will perform a variance analysis and feasibility study on vehicle financing programs, manage key risk factors (i.e. interest rate, default risk, etc.), and provide comprehensive financial reports to the management.  This position will also perform ad-hoc financial analysis as needed.

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 30%   

Review monthly incentive programs and provide detailed variance analysis on financial results on a regular basis.

2nd Priority - 25%

Perform detailed analysis on vehicle gross profit for each model and trim including product mix analysis.  Provide variance analysis (actual profit vs. planned profit).

3rd Priority - 20%

Review, analyze, and manage product competitiveness (price competitiveness, transaction price analysis, etc.).

4th Priority - 15%

Perform various ad-hoc financial analyses as needed (interest rate impact analysis, produce mix optimization, etc.).

5th Priority - 10%

Closely monitor key business indicators along with industry trend and prepare management reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or closely related field

Overall Experience

  • 3~5 years of professional work experience in corporate finance field

  • Automotive industry experience is a plus.

Directly Related Experience

  • 3+ years of financial reporting (both internal and external), budget management, and financial project analysis experience in corporate environment

  • Experience with SAP and SAP BW highly desirable

  • Previous experience with vehicle financing/promotion programs is a plus.


Knowledge of managerial accounting, financial forecasting, and budgeting principles and practices.
Proficient with SAP/SAP BW, AS400, MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
Strong data and detail-oriented mindset.
Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills, both verbally and in writing.
English and Korean bilingual preferred.


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

Pay Range

$57,428.00 - $74,679.00 

Pay will be based on several variables that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to, job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, etc.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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