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Sr Accountant - Long-Term Assets

Medina, MN
Posted on Apr 11, 2022 Full time R11336
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.

The Long-Term Assets Senior Accountant is a key member of the Corporate Accounting Team, serves as a subject matter expert for the accounting and reporting of fixed assets, leases, and intangible assets, and provides support for capital project planning, capital efficiency analysis, and strategic projects. The Long-Term Assets Senior Accountant is responsible for producing data-driven analysis and proposals for management review and decision as well as for leading process improvement projects and participating in projects to design and implement system enhancements. The Long-Term Assets Senior Accountant reports to the Corporate Accounting Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partner with Corporate Finance and Business Unit teams to drive financial integrity by developing system and process controls to timely identify and address inaccurate data.

  • Ensure accounting and internal and external financial reporting for intangible assets, fixed assets, and leases is complete and accurate.

  • Employ a service excellence mindset to proactively engage stakeholders in addressing upcoming changes in U.S. GAAP and internal policies and standard procedures.

  • Create dynamic reports and analysis to highlight trends and insights and provide recommendations on improvement areas.

  • Identify, propose, and lead projects to execute on process improvements.

  • Develop and document business processes and Finance policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.

  • Review and assess the accounting impact of new, amended, and terminated leases.

  • Assist Finance and Operational teams in lease versus buy decisions, return on investment, and lease portfolio analysis.

  • Perform month-end and quarter-end close procedures, such as preparing journal entries, account reconciliations, and disclosure support.

  • Prepare schedules and analysis for internal and external reporting, and compile lease schedules and provide support for internal and external auditors.

  • Manage the Capital Expenditure Requests (CER) and Lease Expenditure Requests (LER) workflows and ensure compliance with internal policy requirements.

  • Manage and maintain the Fixed Asset System, including tracking and reporting asset additions, disposals, and depreciation. 

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent

  • CPA strongly preferred

  • 3-5 years of experience in public accounting and the manufacturing industry preferred

  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Analytical mindset with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated integrity and sound decision-making

  • Strong personal drive, initiative, and persistence

  • Experience working in a Results Oriented Work Environment

  • Self-starter with the flexibility to work independently with minimal supervision or in a group environment

  • Proven experience working and communicating effectively with all levels of management

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across functions and across cultures

  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills to all levels of the organization

  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Proactive, independent thinker who will continuously look for ways to improve processes

  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables; experience with AMT, Sage Fixed Assets System, MAPICS, and/or OneStream is a plus

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Standard, fast-paced office environment

  • Hybrid work environment (3 days/week average in office)

  • Some travel may be required

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We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

About Polaris


As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2021 sales of $8.2 billion, Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com

EEO Statement


Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.