Tax Administrator

Date: Feb 7, 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.




Tax Administrator provides support to Income Tax Manager and Indirect Tax Manager in tax planning and on-going tax compliance. Tax Administrator will be responsible for preparing tax refund claims, compiling various schedules for tax returns, maintaining comprehensive tax records and financial data for tax audits, and responding to tax-related inquiries.

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 40%   

Prepare and file the state tax refund claims related to lemon law repurchase vehicles and supporting calculation and documentation.

2nd Priority - 30%

Collect and validate data and prepare tax returns, tax workpapers and schedules that support tax returns.

Maintain revenue allocation SAP database and run reports periodically for Income & Indirect Tax reporting purposes.

Process tax payments and proper record documentation.

3rd Priority - 15%

Respond to inquiries from the IRS and other taxing authorities. Handle requests Form 1099 recipients and notices from taxing authorities.


4th Priority - 10%

Prepare various indirect tax filings, including annual reports, business licenses/registrations, and distributor/representative licenses.



5th Priority - 5%

Participate in tax team planning and scheduling meetings.

Support special projects on an ad-hoc basis.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance

Overall Experience

  • Understanding of general accounting and multi-state tax compliance

  • Experience in tax research

  • Experience in tracking and analyzing data using software.

  • Automotive industry experience preferred.

Directly Related Experience

  • 1-3 years of experience in tax, finance, or accounting


Proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Experience in ERP system (SAP) and AS400 highly desirable
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent analytical & organizational skills
Strong multi-tasking skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Excellent inter-personal and communication skills (both verbal and written).
Analytical and problem solving


Care for People
Chase Excellence, Every Day
Dare to Push Boundaries
Empower People to Act
Move Further, Together

Pay Range

$49,458.00 - $63.649.00 

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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