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Senior Auditor or Auditor

Date: Feb 27, 2023

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 Senior Auditor/Auditor – Internal will be responsible for executing assigned Corporate Internal Audits as well as Vendor Internal Audits, including planning, fieldwork and reporting. This role will be expected to communicate Corporate and Vendor Internal Audit results to KUS senior management and/or Vendor management, as well as be responsible for identifying Kia America (KUS) and Vendor opportunities for internal control and Business Process improvements, efficiencies and effectiveness. The Senior Auditor/Auditor will be seen as a positive helpful resource for KUS departments and vendors.

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 65%   

Execute KUS Internal Audit (Corporate) reviews of all KUS Departments and assigned operational business processes including planning, fieldwork and reporting. Execute KUS Vendor Internal Audit reviews of assigned operational businesses processes including planning, fieldwork and reporting. Ensure that assigned Corporate Internal Audits and Vendor Internal Audits assigned are completed within the time budget from the Audit Plan. Review process of workflow and ensure control systems for unit audited are adequate to manage risk elements associated with the unit’s operation. The Senior Auditor/Auditor Internal (Corporate) functions in a lead capacity developing, implementing and coordinating complex audits and projects of corporate business processes based on the application of risk analysis methodology. Communicate Internal Audit results to KUS management and/or Vendor management. Work with legal counsel to resolve Vendor disputes or prepare counsel for litigation/negotiations.

2nd Priority - 10%

Prepare and submit written Internal Audit Reports of the issues identified through KUS Department, Business Processes and Vendor Internal Audits. 

3rd Priority - 10%

Audit Vendors (third-party) operations and performance to ensure KUS contractual agreements are met.

4th Priority - 10%

Conduct special business studies as required by KUS senior management such as those required to discover mechanics of detected wrongdoing, fraud or implication of large financial impact. Follow-up on Kia Vendor Ethics Hotline cases. Assist with Kia Vendor Ethics Hotline IT system configuration, enhancements and Vendor QR code implementation.

5th Priority - 5%

Develop AuditBoard system enhancements to improve effectiveness and efficiency of Corporate/Vendor Audits.


  • B.S. in Accounting, Business or equivalent work experience required.
  • CIA or CPA certifications preferred.

Overall Experience

  • 7+ years overall audit experience in a corporate environment required – Senior Auditor.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience with corporate audits – Auditor.

Directly Related Experience

  • Automotive industry audit experience preferred with an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
  • Experience working within an OEM business operational department(s) a plus.
  • Project management experiences a plus. 


Position Requirements:

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


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 with KUS manager and/or dealership management.
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.


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

$78,800.00 - $106,400.00 



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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