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Income Tax Manager

Date: May 3, 2019

Location: Irvine, California, US, 92606

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 100% 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.




Income tax manager will be responsible for (1) monthly income tax provision calculation, (2) income tax compliance, (3) income tax audits, (4) withholding on foreign payments, and (5) income tax automation processes.  This position will also assist with preparation of data in connection with APA processes.  . 

Major Responsibilities

Priority 1st - 30%

Income tax provision

  • Prepare/review monthly tax provision under IFRS without much supervision.
  • At the year-end, calculate both IFRS and US GAAP income tax provisions.  Also, prepare consolidated tax footnote and calculate tax elimination under US GAAP.
  • Organize tax provision memos relating to uncertain tax positions/sales forecast/valuation allowance.
  • Prepare information requested by audit firm.
  • Prepare stand-alone tax footnote for consolidation under IFRS.

Priority 2nd - 30%

Income tax compliance

  • Detail review of income tax returns and related workpapers.
  • Detail review of quarterly estimated tax and extension calculation.
  • Be sure payments are processed in a good timely manner.
  • Prepare summary tax reports requested by parent company.
  • Monitor Tax Reform changes.
  • Perform tax research on various issues.
  • Handle EV certification and quarterly sales report.
  • Calculate in-patriate withholding taxes.

Priority 3rd - 15%

Income tax audits

  • Prepare responses to IDRs from the IRS and state jurisdictions.
  • Prepare final audit result summary.
  • Prepare protest letters and attend informal hearings.
  • Handle all income tax notices.

Priority 4th - 10%

Withholding on foreign payments

  • Review Form 1042, 1042-S, and 1042-T.
  • Review of W-8 forms received from foreign vendors.
  • Determine US source vs. non-US source income by communicating with business units.
  • Supervise withholding tax payment processing.

Priority 5th - 10%

Income tax automation

  • Review current workflow of income tax calculation and propose potential automation processes if needed.
  • For ongoing automation projects, clearly communicate with IT function to make sure tax business requirements are properly reflected in newly developed systems.

Priority 6th - 5%


  • Assist with preparation of data in connection with APA process.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field of study or equivalent work experience required

Overall Experience

  • Understanding of general accounting and income tax laws
  • Automotive industry experience preferred
  • Previous income tax manager experience preferred

Directly Related Experience

  • Minimum 7 years’ work experience in large corporation or Big 4 public accounting firm required.
  • Minimum 7 years of income tax provision and income tax return preparation/review experience required.


High level of proficiency in tax return preparation software (OneSource) required.

High level of proficiency in tax research on CCH, RIA, and BNA required.

Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word required to create workpapers, schedules, and reports from original source documents.

Experience with SAP

Strong analytical skills and ability to read tax statutes of various tax jurisdictions.







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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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