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Wholesale Accounting Manager

Date: Dec 3, 2022

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.




 The Accounting Manager is responsible for managing the daily operations of Wholesale Vehicle Accounts Receivable and Accounting, Vehicle Inventory valuation and Accounting sections, as well as Logistics Accounting management and inbound vehicle controls. Reporting to the Gross Profit National Manager, the Accounting Manager is responsible for the analysis, review, and processing of all related accounting entries, payment review, preparation of analytical/management reports, monthly account reconciliations, and assisting the Gross Profit National Manager with strategic financial decisions, as well as accounting decisions and analysis. The Accounting Manager is responsible for creating and supporting Wholesale programs, as well as review of Wholesale and Logistics program requests from Operating Departments and Logistics vendors. This role requires in-depth familiarity with inventory logistics, wholesale program support and development, as well as distributor cost accounting.

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 30%   

Responsible for maintaining accounting and treatments for Wholesale Vehicle, Vehicle Inventory, Logistics cost recognition/accrual, reconciliations, and reports, with attention to timely month-end closing.

2nd Priority - 25%

Establishment of Wholesale programs and controls in concert with Distribution/Sales Operations Team leadership, timely review and processing of established operational programs, establishment and management of  Accounting and Controls (Contract Approval, Allocation requests, Wholesale Returns, etc…) structures.

3rd Priority - 25%

Oversight of systems and data management for accurate and timely processing and reporting of all vehicles related costs, as well as vehicle receivable recognition and processing. Responsible for securing data integrity, history maintenance and for designing and producing system-automated processes and reports.

4th Priority - 10%

Manage the timely review and approval of vehicle related invoices and payment requests.

5th Priority - 10%

Facilitate/Support periodic audit exercises, provide analytical reporting and recommended practices  as needed in support of internal and external customers (operating departments and auditors)


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance

Overall Experience

  • 8-10 years of professional work experience in Cost Accounting
  • Wholesale and/or Retail Accounting Experience
  • Automotive Accounting experience preferred

Directly Related Experience

  • Minimum 5 years working in OEM      
  • Wholesale program experience (Holdback, Flooring Support, etc.)
  • Capitalized Cost Experience (Installed Options, Service Program, etc.)
  • Import/Inventory Accounting experience


Experience with SAP
Advanced capabilities in Excel, Word, and Access
Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Access, & AS400 Query Reporting.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


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 

$86,700.00 - $116,900.00 


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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