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Marketing Budget Analyst

Date: Mar 27, 2019

Location: Irvine, California, US

Company: KIA Motors America

Need a positive switch in your career? Kia Motors America is one of the world’s fastest growing automotive companies in the US. We are always looking to add smart, talented individuals to the Kia team.


At Kia Motors America, innovation and reinvention are at the core of everything we do, and our willingness to challenge conventional thinking has transformed the brand into a recognized industry leader.


With an extensive lineup of world class products, Kia continues to grow and mature at a rapid rate. Our Marketing partnerships with the NBA, Super Bowl, Billboard Music Awards and others are raising brand awareness and challenging what people think they know about the Kia brand. Join us as we invite people to discover the “New Kia”.




Support Marketing & Corporate Communications in ensuring the highest level of accuracy and timeliness of its budget. This position is integral in supporting the Marketing Division on daily operations & analysis as well as monthly maintenance & reporting.

Major Responsibilities


Major Responsibility



Monthly Budget Tracking & Key Account Analysis - Track and report on all Marketing Department budgets - maintain YTD monthly Budget Summary and Budget Revisions Summary 2. Track and report on committed and uncommitted budgets 3. Monthly communication with budget owners on detail account activity. 4. Monthly EVB [Earned v. Billed liability] report is validated and reconciled with Finance and reviewed with Mgr. 5. Monthly Prepaid T&Rs are reconciled to actual and reviewed with Mgr. for approval and distributed as appropriate.



Review and Process Agency Invoices 1. Review and process media and production invoices from Kia’s primary agencies of record. 2. Ensure accuracy, support and necessary approvals (ex. completed reviews with cost consultants on production invoices); 3. Work with Team members and production cost consultants as appropriate to resolve invoices that cannot be processed; 4. Create & distribute the DMG assessment/earned monthly report & track DMG media purchase orders and payments against the DMG EVB [Earned v. Billed liability] report.  



Month-end Expenses and Income items are processed and accurate - 1. Coordinate and process monthly agency DMG media and production accruals, including maintaining monthly timelines; 2. Work with Finance on an annual basis to ensure billings meet current system and tax rules. 3. Support the Mktg Plans & Analysis Mgr in review of the monthly A/R media aging from Media and Production agencies.



Annual Budget Maintenance, Support, and documentation - 1. Validate monthly SAP Budget changes and resolve discrepancies. 2. Process and maintain budget transfer requests, and Monthly Budget Revision Summary. 3. Maintain budget documentation files for Executive Management (Budget Binders, budget transfer forms, budget change control log);



Support Marketing Plans & Analysis Manager in preparing the annual budget, addressing any budget related issue & SAP issues. Support KMA Department Managers and budget-related issues - Work with Finance and systems development & operations on communicating and reviewing issues



BA/BS in Accounting or Finance required

Overall Experience

  • 3-5 years experience with budget planning, tracking, analysis and reporting;
  • Strong understanding and experience with budget and accounting systems, accruals, the accounts payable process and account analysis  

Directly Related Experience

  • Marketing budgeting, accounting and analysis experience
  • Strong understanding of budget/financial systems and processes
  • Automotive OEM experience a plus


Excellent communication skills required (written and oral)

Attention to detail; personal organization skills

Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Experience with budget/financial systems (SAP, etc.)







Adapting to Change

Championing Customer Needs

Communicating Effectively

Delivering High Quality Work

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Managing Resources


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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