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Senior Internal Auditor

Medina, MN
Posted on Sep 13, 2022 Full time R14141
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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.

Senior Internal Auditor - Hybrid

POSITION SUMMARY

As a functional area tasked with enterprise-wide oversight, members of the Internal Audit team are afforded visibility to all parts of the organization, enabling a broad understanding of the business and providing members of the team a unique opportunity to learn from and work with a multitude of Polaris leaders.  For the successful candidate, Internal Audit serves as a talent feed into other parts of the organization. 

The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for managing individual projects within the overarching Internal Audit plan. Responsibilities include the establishment of project scope and objective, conducting audit procedures and preparing and issuing audit reports summarizing project outcomes. The Senior Internal Auditor will have the opportunity to work on a variety of audit projects, including financial audits, compliance audit, IT audits, operational audits and ad hoc advisory projects.

In addition to the day-to-day management of audit projects, the Senior Internal Auditor will have the opportunity assist with the development of materials for quarterly audit committee report-out, assist in the creation of Internal Audit’s agile project plan and champion risk mitigation and governance concepts throughout the business.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Audit Projects

  • Perform and lead assurance and advisory projects through the entirety of the audit lifecycle; planning, fieldwork, gap/issue identification and assessment, reporting and assisting in the development and tracking of management action plans.
  • Develop and present creative alternatives and recommended solutions to complex problems, including cross functional processes which involve multiple process owners and stakeholders across multiple systems and locations.
  • Engage business unit partners at all levels to understand and assess broad implications of process and application changes throughout the organization.

Risk Management

  • Assist in the evaluation of the Company’s risk profile and performance of risk assessments to develop a comprehensive project plan.
  • Benchmark company accounting, reporting, information technology, and risk management practices against industry peers, other Fortune 500 companies, and Twin Cities counterparts. Provide recommendations for process improvements to business partners.

Internal Team Priorities & Overarching Responsibilities

  • Identify opportunities for, and drive process improvement within, the Internal Audit team to create operational efficiencies and improve quality of work.
  • Manage internal monthly and quarterly workflows, inclusive of monthly and quarterly certifications and monthly report-outs to leadership.
  • Lead multiple on-going projects; effectively prioritize and manage time to meet deadlines and commitments.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, MIS, or equivalent
  • 2+ years of experience in finance, accounting or audit

Preferred Qualifications / Success Factors

  • Familiarity with AS/400 and/or OneStream
  • Experience with risk management, compliance, and/or internal audit
  • Proven experience working and communicating effectively with all levels of management
  • Strong personal drive, initiative, and persistence
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across functions and across cultures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to learn quickly, applying learnings to new situations and scenarios
  • Effective project management skills to manage multiple projects and competing priorities to meet deadlines and commitments
  • Agile and flexible approach, ability to pivot to highest priority projects on a regular basis
  • Ability to notice and attend to details
  • Proficiency in developing creative and effective presentation materials using various mediums
  • Familiarity and/or interest to expand working knowledge of data analytics tools such as Alteryx, Snowflake and Power BI
  • Knowledge of a written and spoken second language (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin) a plus

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Fast-paced, high-change environment
  • Travel, including international locations (up to 25%)
  • Hybrid working model

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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.