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National Manager, Internal Audit

Date: Jul 19, 2021

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 overall purpose of this position is to ensure proper management controls are in place to effectively manage operational risks, assess effectiveness of controls, validate the accuracy of financial records, and increase efficiency of operations by conducting internal audits and reviews for management of Kia America (KUS).  

Major Responsibilities

Priority Major Responsibility %
1st Audit records of departments, programs, vendors, and dealers to ensure all policies are adhered to and that all audit finding, and recommendations are implemented and executed in timely and accurate manner.   40%
2nd Provide strategic observations and make operational improvement recommendations to the management of KUS based on audit findings. 20%
3rd Examine department activities for compliance with management plan and company’s published policies and procedures.   15%
4th Conduct operational review for all KUS departments to review process of workflow, validate controls and ensure proper record keeping and accurate financial records. 15%
5th Conduct special studies as required by senior management such as those required to discover mechanics of detected wrongdoing, fraud or implication of large financial impact.   10%



  • Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred but not required.

Overall Experience

  • Minimum 10+ years of audit experience. 


Directly Related Experience

  • 5+ years of actual audit experience as senior Audit Manager supervising a team of audit staff in a big”5” environment.


Advanced Excel skills
Intermediate PC skills in a windows-based environment
Excellent communication and presentation skills required (written and oral).


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
Managing Risk
PEOPLE - Interacting with People at Different Levels
Setting a Strategic Vision


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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