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Gross Profit Accounting Manager

Date: Jan 9, 2021

Location: Irvine, California, US

Company: KIA Motors America

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 Manager is responsible for managing the daily and monthly operations of Fleet Vehicle accounting, Company Vehicle accounting, and Parts accounting sections. Reporting to the Gross Profit National Manager, the Accounting Manager is responsible for the review and processing of all related accounting entries, payment approval, preparation of analytical/management reports, monthly account reconciliations, and assisting the Gross Profit National Manager with strategic financial as well as accounting decisions and analysis.

Major Responsibilities

Priority Major Responsibility %
1st Responsible for managing planning, accounting, and treatments for Fleet Vehicle, Company Vehicle, Parts, related journal entries, reconciliations, and reports, with attention to timely month-end closing. 35%
2nd Timely review and processing of Operational Support Activities, associated with Accounting and Controls (Contract Approval, Pricing Review/Approval, Allocation requests, Wholesale Returns, etc…) 20%
3rd Systems and data management for accurate and timely processing and reporting of all Fleet vehicles (Commercial Fleet and Retail Fleet) related costs, as well as management of Parts and Company Vehicle relate activities. Responsible for securing data integrity, history maintenance and for designing and producing system-automated processes and reports. 15%
4th Timely review and posting of entries by team members under leadership. 10%
5th Timely review and approval of Fleet and Company Vehicle related invoices and payment requests. 10%
6th Facilitate/Support periodic audit exercises, prepare ad-hoc reports in support of internal and external customers (operating departments and auditors) 10%



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

Overall Experience

  • 8+ years of progressive accounting experience required
  • 2-3 years of supervisory experience required 

Directly Related Experience

  • 5 years of experience in preparing auto industry accounting related exposure



Position Requirements:

  • Occasional travel may be required domestically and/or internationally 
  • May need to work additional hours outside of normal business hours as required by the job, including weekends or holidays
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Accounting professional in all aspects of accounting, system reviews and financial reporting and analysis for corporations.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong team leader and facilitator, foster an atmosphere that encourages highly talented accounting professionals to balance high-level skills maximum production.
Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to interpret and summarize data into meaningful information.
Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Access, & AS400 Query Reporting.
Extensively experienced with accounting ERP system such as SAP.


Adapting to Change
CHALLENGE - Solving Complex Problems
Championing Customer Needs
COLLABORATION - Building and Supporting Teams
Communicating Effectively
CUSTOMER - Serving Customers
Delivering High Quality Work
Developing Talent
Driving Continuous Improvement
Entrepreneurial Thinking
GLOBALITY - Showing Community and Social Responsibility
Inspiring and Motivating Others
Managing Resources
Managing Risk
PEOPLE - Interacting with People at Different Levels
Setting a Strategic Vision


Equal Employment Opportunities

KMA 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.  KMA complies with applicable law governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which KMA has offices.  The KMA 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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