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Manager, Internal Audit K-SOX

Date: Jul 31, 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 overall purpose of this position is to evaluate business control deficiencies for impact and perform root cause analysis to determine appropriate management actions. This role is expected to lead the efforts on centralization of Korea Sarbanes-Oxley (K-SOX) testers, escalate and manage any compliance issues as they arise, assure remediation is successful, and track all issues to completion. The National Manager, Internal Audit K-SOX will perform risk assessments and dynamically manage K-SOX program assessing the impact of the business changes to scope and coverage while providing clear and timely reporting and communications for all levels of the company and Kia HQ. Furthermore, this role will monitor and assess the impact of regulatory changes to the SOX program

Major Responsibilities

1st - Perform risk assessments and dynamically manage K-SOX program assessing the impact of the business changes (e. g. system conversions process transformation divestitures new regulations etc.) to scope and coverage. Monitor issues identified through other control programs to assess their impact on scope financial statements and deficiency classification.(40%)

2nd- Assess potential deficiencies (both identified by the business and the IT SOX teams) to determine their impact on financial reporting including identifying compensating/complementary controls that will minimize the risk of misstatements. Work with the process/control owners to develop remediation/action plans for any deficiencies identified.(20%)

3rd - Perform/oversee end-to-end walkthroughs of key processes and key controls with the process owners to obtain an understanding of the controls and assess design. (20%)

4th- Partner with Internal and External Audit to manage expectations coverage and address identified concerns. Partner with the IT SOX Manager to assess IT scope coverage test results and deficiencies.(10%)

5th- Escalate and manage any compliance issues as they arise, assure remediation is successful, and track all issues to completion. (10%)


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

Overall Experience

  • 15+ years of accounting management role, consulting/advisory services, and  compliance audit experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of Big 4 public accounting/consulting experience preferred.

Directly Related Experience

  • Minimum 10+ years of professional corporate audit experience.
  • 5+ years of experience supervising a team of more than 2 direct reports.
  • English and Korean bilingual required
  • Experience with SAP preferred.
  • Preferred to have thorough understanding of US GAAP Sarbanes Oxley and COSO requirement.


Basic PC skills with a working knowledge of most common Microsoft applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, TEAMs).
Excellent inter-personal and communication skills (both verbal and written).


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


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