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Sr. Financial Control Specialist

Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: Irvine, California, US

Company: KIA Motors America

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 Finance role will support all aspects of financial and business related analysis, including serving as the subject matter expert on the company’s purchasing policies and procedures.  The person will actively work with business units on creating awareness as to business issues and opportunities.

Major Responsibilities

Priority Major Responsibility %
1st Collect and analyze data for financial and business-related reviews to determine contract compliance and program performance 30%
2nd Provide department support on Finance related inquiries 20%
3rd Manage the review of final billing expenses 20%
4th Prepare financial performance reports for management  20%
5th Manage the purchase order process 10%



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • MBA or advanced degree in Finance preferred
  • CPA preferred

Overall Experience

  • 7+ years of relevant experience in finance, financial analysis or accounting
  • 5+ years of applicable leadership/management experience

Directly Related Experience

  • Demonstrated success in directing the work of others and experience in conducting complex organizational, financial, and/or compliance audits.
  • Knowledge of purchasing practices, principles, methods, and procedures.


Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP, & IFRS.
Accounting professional in all aspects of accounting, system reviews and financial reporting and analysis for corporations.
Strong project management and organizational skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills required (written and oral).
Advanced capabilities in Excel, Word, and Access
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint


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


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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