Position Description

Specialist, Cost Accounting (Warranty Analyst)
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General Summary:

To provide support for the Finance Department with Warranty/Campaign expense and reclaim amounts as well as CCA month-end close and the annual business plan (budget) including preparation for month-end close, processing of month-end close, preparation for the annual business plan, maintaining annual business plan data, system maintenance, reporting to management, etc.  To manage and maintain budget across all functions.  Management includes, but is not limited to: transferring budget, monthly account reconciliations, monthly reporting of budget and actual expense, participation in contract negotiations.


ESSENTIAL PRIMARY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to accountabilities below):

D evelop annual business plan (ABP) templates for departmental submissions, compile data, and begin analyzing.    

Develop strategies for Finance to use in order to have more transparent process and communication with Departments.

Develop template to report Production area Profit Improvement on monthly basis.

Communicate with stakeholders in order to support effective two-way communication and collaboration on results.

Monthly DEPT budget status analysis: populate and analyze Departmental budget vs. actual reports on monthly basis to help support CC budget maintenance. 

Review Autoway requests from departments in effort to help maintain proper budget control.

Prepare and analyze monthly warranty reserve amount in SAP. 

Communicate with management on warranty expense status and develop ways to manage/track.

Compile data for campaign and create reports/analysis for management.

Analyze current campaigns, expense by Kia Georgia, and reclaimable portions in effort to control expense.

Review and adjust each month for units in operation, and warranty actual data in order to develop most accurate CPU to use during warranty reserve analysis. 

Maintain all audited files on monthly basis.

Perform month end accrual tasks for warranty/campaign and tech support.

Assist CCA team with trend analysis and New account/cost center check. 

Review and analyze expenses monthly to report Kia Georgia position to Upper Management, KMC, Auditors, etc.

Develop desk manuals for routine tasks  

Identify problem areas based on communication with departments and develop new policies in effort to streamline process. 

P rovide analysis/reports to support decision making.

Provide support/analysis for projects that will help Kia Georgia achieve its goals.


QUALIFICATIONS and JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Competencies):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field along with two (2) to five (5) years of progressive experience in the Accounting field in a manufacturing environment preferably within the automotive industry, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to comprehend and comply with general divisional policies and procedures in conducting day-to-day accounting and administrative responsibilities.
  • General knowledge of Accounting and Finance principles and methods.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in both exercising company decisions and carrying out essential job duties that affect efficient business operations and its objectives, policies, practices, and conditions.



  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Access.
  • Prior ERP experience preferred (SAP, Oracle, etc.).
  • Must be able to work overtime.
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