Senior IT Auditor

Date: Sep 7, 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.




The Senior Information Technology Auditor will support the Internal Audit Team with reviews of Kia America departments and vendors by evaluating the related adequacy and effectiveness of information systems and related operating procedures including but not limited to system configuration, settings, security, data integrity, user access, and other intergraded system controls in accordance with applicable regulations, company policies, and professional standards.  Also, analyze and interpret auditee activities, with emphasis on the IT risks associated with these activities, and communicate all issues, findings and observations to the Senior Internal Audit Manager, the National Manager, Internal Audit, the Executive Director, Internal Audit, and the Executive team.

The Senior Information Technology Systems Auditor may also be required to perform independent IT reviews by designing and implementing efficient and effective audits based on the application of risk analysis methodology.  This position will need to be able to develop an audit plan and design audit process for such independent IT reviews.

This position will also support the system needs of the External Audit Team (dealership audits) by identifying areas which require enhancement and coordinating efforts of the External Audit Team with Kia America’s Digital Technology, Hyundai Autoever America and outside vendors.  

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 50%

Assists with Internal Audit (corporate) and vendor reviews:   

  • Ensure that for the area under review, IT activities are conducted in accordance with corporate standards, regulatory guidelines, and technology-related best practices and methodology for efficiency, accuracy, and security.
  • Develops and performs detailed audit procedures for General Computer Controls (GCC) and Application System Controls related to the area under review. 
  • Demonstrate a service-oriented approach conducting internal audits while building and maintaining effective professional working relationships with management and staff.
  • Document IT audit issues and report for management’s review, identifying root cause of control deficiencies and propose valuable/effective recommendations.
  • Obtain required data and perform data analysis and data mining activities to support the audit department.
  • Summarize and document results of IT audit testing for management reporting including proper disposition of finding, risk impact, recommendations, and exceptions.
  • Perform follow-up reviews on outstanding IT issues.

2nd Priority - 40%

Independently conduct information system reviews:

  • Participate in the annual audit planning process to identify potential  IT audit candidates.
  • Use a risk-based approach to evaluate the IT infrastructure and recommend control improvements to strengthen security, mitigate risk, enhance the internal control structure, and achieve corporate objectives.
  • Document IT audit issues and reports for management’s review, identifying root cause of control deficiencies and propose valuable/effective recommendations.
  • Summarize and document results of audit testing for management reporting including proper disposition of findings, risk impact, recommendations, and exceptions.

3rd Priority - 10%

Support the External Audit Team to improve and implement automated functions to increase External Audit Team efficiencies and effectiveness.  The IT auditor’s involvement will include, but is not limited to:

  • Coordinate with Kia America’s Digital Technology team, Hyundai Autoever America, and outside vendors
  • SAP
  • KDealer+
  • SharePoint
  • AuditBoard
  • Navex


  • B.S. in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business Administration or Accounting, or equivalent experience is required.    
  • Related certifications commensurate with the IT audit function such as the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) are preferred. Expectation would be to obtain 40 hours of continuing education annually to maintain such certification(s).

Overall Experience

  • 5-7 years IT audit experience preferred.

Directly Related Experience

  • 1-3 minimum years of experience in automotive industry at the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) level preferred.
  • Previous experience in auditing SAP modules and SAP user security preferred.    


Ability to identify technology audit risks, design appropriate testing plans, and help formulate appropriate conclusions from test results.
Ability to meet deadlines in a dynamic environment and manage well through ambiguity and complexity.
Ability to perform logical access, change management and operational audits.
Ability to think logically and creatively, multi-task, and communicate effectively and efficiently.
Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization and communicate ideas in a clear, concise manner.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills.
Experience with data analysis tools such as Caseware IDEA
Participate in audit planning tasks, perform fieldwork and report writing.
Possess excellent interpersonal and written skills, strong analytical skills, and be able to execute multiple tasks concurrently in an efficient and effective manner with minimal supervision.
Proficient in Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Power BI, Outlook, and Teams
Self-starter, determined and persistent in performing the necessary duties without being deterred by obstacles and challenges that may exist.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; good understanding of risk assessment and process improvement, including IT Risk and Control frameworks (i.e., COBIT).
Works well individually and in teams.


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

$98,556 - $112,792

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.


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