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Sr. Auditor

Date: May 4, 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 Auditor will be executing Dealer Incentive Audits, including planning, fieldwork, and reporting. This role will ensure that Dealer Incentive Audits are completed as assigned within time budget, that state laws are followed in respect to Dealer Incentive Audits, and ensuring through audits that dealers are complying with Kia America (KUS) sales policy and other incentive rules. This role will communicate Dealer Incentive Audit results to senior management and dealership personnel. The Senior Auditor will be seen as a positive helpful internal audit resource for dealers and regional management.

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 75%

Execute Dealer Sales Incentive Audits including, planning, fieldwork, and reporting. Ensure that Dealer Incentive Audits are completed as assigned within time budget. Ensure through audits that dealers are complying with KUS’s sales policy and other incentive rules. Ensure that KUS is in compliance with the various state laws concerning dealership incentive audits. Travel is expected up to 60% to 75%. Demonstrates leadership capacity utilizing available audit resources effectively to complete all Dealer Incentive Audits assigned from the Audit Plan within approved time budget. Select dealers for review using risk analysis. Follow department policy concerning the preparation of the audit justification document, proper notification(s) to the region and dealers for the pre-audit steps. Complete the audit with a written deliverable document that is shared with KUS management and the audited dealer. Communicate with KUS and dealer management. The Senior Auditor will be seen as a positive helpful internal audit resource for dealers and regional management.

2nd Priority - 10%

Develop/enhance audit techniques to help with the detection of dealer irregularities. These audits may have a large financial impact on KUS. Work with legal counsel to resolve disputes or prepare counsel for litigation/negotiations. 

3rd Priority - 5%

Develop and/or enhance processes using the systems available.  Work with KUS representative and HAEA to develop, enhance or correct systems as needed. Attend planning meeting as needed to provide Internal Audit perspective for new systems within KUS. 

4th Priority - 5%

Maintain Internal Audit policy and procedure manual for dealer incentive audits.  Update the manual with policy and procedural changes as they occur. Communicate the changes within the audit department.  Assist with the annual audit planning and budget requirements.

5th Priority - 5%

Assist on Corporate/Vendor Audits as time permits.


  • B.S. in Accounting, Business or equivalent work experience required.

Overall Experience

  • 5+ years of Audit experienced in a corporate environment required.
  • Working experience conducting audits in the dealership environment is preferred.

Directly Related Experience

  • Automotive industry audit experience preferred.
  • Project management experiences a plus.


Position Requirements:

  • Travel is expected up to 60% to 75% domestically
  • May need to work additional hours outside of normal business hours


Excellent soft skills, communication, and professional demeanor while auditing dealerships.
Organization skill to work on several Dealer Incentive Audits at one time.
Knowledgeable to operate business desk top software (MS Windows applications).
Communicate clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations with KUS manager and/or dealership management.
Listens and gets clarification
Responds well to questions.
Writes clearly and informatively.
Edits work for errors.
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
Adapting to Change
Championing Customer Needs
Communicating Effectively
Delivering High Quality Work
Entrepreneurial Thinking
Managing Resources

Pay Range

$76,535.00 - $99,462.00 

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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