Sr. Internal Auditor - SOX

Date: Nov 27, 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.




KUS is seeking a motivated candidate for a Senior Internal Auditor on the K-SOX team. This is an individual contributor role on a team of 4, reporting to the National Manager, Internal Audit K-SOX. The K-SOX team works in a collaborative manner and the ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of K-SOX requirements and COSO framework, experience with manual and automated business process controls, and a willingness to share ideas and identify solutions to maintain an efficient K-SOX program and a reliable control environment, which is critical to the success of the team.

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 50%   

Support the National Manager, Internal Audit K-SOX in the execution of Kia USA’s K-SOX program in accordance with K-SOX requirements and COSO framework.

2nd Priority - 15%

Assist in evaluating, monitoring and resolving material findings (Internal and External Audit etc.).

3rd Priority - 15%

Assist in identifying opportunities for significant enhancements in operational efficiency, overall effectiveness and identifiable benefits to the company.

4th Priority - 10%

Assist in evaluating risks and controls for new system implementations assessing the financial impact on K-SOX controls and recommend solutions to correct issues identified.

5th Priority - 10%

Ad-hoc projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

Overall Experience

  • 8+ years of accounting or auditing.

Directly Related Experience

  • 5+ years of analyzing business processes and monitoring business rules and internal controls.
  • Working knowledge of internal audit standards and emerging development of business risk and controls transformation.
  • Good understanding of risks and controls for both business processes and information technology.


CPA, CIA, CISA, or CISM certifications preferred.
Strong project management and time management skills.
English and Korean bilingual preferred.
Familiarity with the AS400 and SAP programs a plus, but not required
Strong knowledge of auditing standards, procedures, laws, rules, and regulations.
Excellent analytical & communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to work well under pressure
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with critical deadlines
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated success building and maintaining strong internal and external relationships.
Strong PC Skills: Microsoft Office Tools: Word, Excel, Power Point and Office 365.
Ability to work with large amounts of complex financial data.


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 

$81,120 - $112,792


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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