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Payroll Analyst

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Irvine, California, US, 92606

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.




Under general supervision applies knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures to interpret and apply company polices and government regulations in administration of payroll. Consult with and advises employees on payroll issues. This position must ensure timely and accurate processing of employee payroll and ensure full compliance with the wage/hour regulations, company policies and procedures. Also responsible for accurate and timely data management of all employees in the HRIS and Time/Attendance systems.

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 25%

Enter, process, and balance the semi-monthly payroll.  Ensure the accuracy and timely processing of payroll.

2nd Priority - 25%

Review timecards, attendance records, and meal/rest periods to ensure compliance with company policies and labor laws.

3rd Priority - 15%

Review employee payroll data and documentation to ensure accuracy.  

4th Priority - 15%

Validate the HRIS and Time/Attendance systems for all current employees, new hires and terminations. 

5th Priority - 10%

Respond to employee inquiries regarding questions to paychecks, time and attendance, and other payroll related matters.

6th Priority - 10%

Creates miscellaneous reports requested by management. Processes verification of employment and any other ad hoc projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.

Overall Experience

  • Minimum 2-3 years of payroll experience

Directly Related Experience



Ability to multi-task, prioritize and execute in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Analytical, organized and ability to plan workload.
Experience with ADP WorkForce Now required.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local tax, labor laws, and regulations
Knowledge of payroll functions
Maintain and develop time and attendance system.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
PC skills: Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
SuccessFactors HRIS experience a plus


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

Pay Range

$55,800.00 - $72,600.00 

Pay will be based on several variables that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to, job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, etc.


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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