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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Date: Sep 6, 2022

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 Financial Planning and Analysis manager (FP&A manager) will play a leading role in the preparation of actual P/L report, financial forecast, and annual business plan.  In addition, FP&A manager will perform a detailed variance analysis on key P/L items, manage certain budget items, and provide comprehensive financial reports to the executive management. This position will also perform ad-hoc financial analysis as needed.

Major Responsibilities

1st - Prepare financial reports for the executive management (monthly, quarterly, annually).  Provide detailed variance analysis on financial results on a regular basis.  (30%)

2nd - Prepare detailed variance analysis on key P/L items (vehicle/parts P/L, warranty expense, etc.) and discover areas to improve. (25%)

3rd - Review, analyze, and manage special project items (CPO/Branded contract, Sirius XM program, etc.). (20%)

4th - Perform various ad-hoc financial analyses as needed (long-term profitability, vehicle pricing, etc.). (20%)

5th - Closely monitor key business indicators and industry trend to make a recommendation to the executive management. (5%)


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

Overall Experience

  • 8~10 years of professional work experience in corporate finance field.
  • Automotive industry experience is a plus.

Directly Related Experience

  • 6~8 years of financial reporting (both internal and external), budget management, and financial project analysis experience in corporate environment.
  • Experience in SAP/SAP BW and AS400 highly desirable. 
  • Previous experience supervising a team 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 inter-personal and communication skills (both verbal and written).
English and Korean bilingual preferred.


Adapting to Change
CHALLENGE - Solving Complex Problems
COLLABORATION - Building and Supporting Teams
CUSTOMER - Serving Customers
Championing Customer Needs
Communicating Effectively
Delivering High Quality Work
Entrepreneurial Thinking
GLOBALITY - Showing Community and Social Responsibility
Managing Resources
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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