Sr. Income Tax Administrator

Date: Jul 14, 2024

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.




Senior income tax administrator will be primarily responsible for U.S. tax compliance, including preparation of federal and states income tax returns, calculation of estimated taxes/extension as well as processing all income tax payments. This position will also be responsible for responding to tax notices and audit information requests and conducting tax research as needed. Further, this position will be assisting in preparation of the income tax provision calculations. This position will gain exposure to various other business departments and mentorship.

Major Responsibilities

Priority 1st - 40%

Prepare consolidated and standalone corporate income tax returns for federal and all 50 states and relevant workpapers, including the supporting schedules for each book-tax adjustment, state apportionment schedules and consolidation workpapers, etc. Also, calculate and maintain company’s tax depreciation schedules on a tax fixed asset software.

Prepare Form 1042 series.

Assist with EV tax credit certification and reporting.

Priority 2nd - 15%

Prepare quarterly estimated income tax and extension calculations. Process all income tax payments in a timely manner.

Priority 3rd - 20%

Coordinate and prepare written responses to various tax notices and audit information requests from federal and states.

Priority 4th - 20%

Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual tax provision (IFRS) calculations and assist in preparing responses to the 3rd party auditor’s inquiries.

Priority 5th - 5%

Conduct research on tax laws.

Support special projects on an ad-hoc basis.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Overall Experience

  • Understanding of general accounting and income tax laws
  • Automotive industry experience preferred

Directly Related Experience

  • 5+ years of corporate tax experience in public accounting firm and/or large corporate finance/tax department
  • 5+ years of consolidated federal and multi-state tax return preparation experience.
  • Strong knowledge in multi-state related tax issues and apportionment rules.
  • Knowledgeable with international tax compliance, including Forms 5471, 5472, 8891, 8892, etc.
  • Knowledgeable with foreign payment withholding tax and FATCA issues, including Forms 1042.   
  • Proficient in IFRS or GAAP income tax provision calculations.
  • Big 4 and multinational corporation tax experience preferred.


Experience with SAP
High level of proficiency in tax research on CCH, RIA, and BNA required.
High level of proficiency in tax return preparation software (OneSource) required.
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word required to create workpapers, schedules, and reports from original source documents.
Strong analytical skills and ability to read tax statutes of various tax jurisdictions.
Intermediate level knowledge of federal and state income tax laws, including those applicable to consolidated/combined returns.
High level of proficiency in Thomson Reuters Fixed Assets CS or similar tax fixed assets software.


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Pay Range

$76,535.00 -  $106,543 

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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