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Junior Auditor

Date: Jan 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 Junior Internal Auditor will perform Internal Audit tasks limited in scope under close Internal Audit management guidance including special Internal Audit administration tasks, record keeping, and reporting.  This role will operate Internal Audit IT systems, participate in Special Internal Audit projects and Kia America (KUS) Department and Business Processes studies as assigned while ensuring KUS Department and Business Processes comply with KUS Policies and Procedures. The Junior auditor will be seen as a positive/helpful Internal Audit resource for KUS Departments, Dealers and Vendors related to Internal Audit topics. 

Major Responsibilities

Priority Major Responsibility %
1st Performs special Internal Audit administration tasks, record keeping, and reporting. Prepares a variety of statistical reports as needed. Operates Internal Audit IT systems and generates special reports, e.g., monthly Internal Audit related Dealer Sales Incentives Reports.
Participates in Special Internal Audit projects and KUS Business Processes studies as assigned. Serves on committees and task forces as a representative of Internal Audit. Represents Internal Audit at KUS management and operations meetings related to Internal Audit topics as assigned. Responds to Internal Audit information requests from internal KUS Departments and external Dealers and Vendors.
Assists in organizing activities of Internal Audit, such as team training, team meetings and off-site team building retreats. Drafts correspondence, memos, and proposals related to Internal Audit topics as assigned. Communicates activities and seeks guidance from Internal Audit management. Handles routine Internal Audit tasks accurately.
2nd Executes and/or supports assigned audit tasks in Dealer Incentive Audits, including planning, fieldwork and reporting. 30%
3rd Executes and/or supports assigned audit tasks in Corporate Internal Audits and KUS departments, including planning, fieldwork and reporting.  20%
4th Executes and/or supports assigned audit tasks in Vendor Internal Audits, including planning, fieldwork and reporting. 10%
5th Develops Internal Auditing skills, experience and KUS operations understanding on the job. Attends Internal Audit training.  5%



  • B.S. or Associates degree in Accounting, Business or equivalent work experience required.

Overall Experience

  • Requires a minimum of two (2) years of directly related experience.

Directly Related Experience

  • Automotive industry experience a plus.
  • Experience working at an automotive dealership a plus.


Position Requirements:

  • Occasional travel required domestically and/or internationally. 
  • May need to work additional hours outside of normal business hours.


Willingness to learn, including auditing best practices from experienced Internal Auditors
Excellent soft skills, communication, and professional demeanor while auditing KUS
Develop good working relationships with KUS Departments, including legal.
Communicate clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
Knowledgeable to operate business desk top software (MS Windows applications).
Listens and gets clarification.
Responds well to questions.
Demonstrates group presentation skills.
Writes clearly and informatively.
Edits work for spelling and grammar.
Varies writing styles to meet audience needs.
Presents numerical data effectively.
Motivate and positively influence co-workers.


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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