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Sr. Financial Analyst

Huntsville, AL
Posted on Jan 18, 2023 Full time R16257
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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.

Job Summary

The Senior Financial Analyst will partner with the Plant Leaders and Operations Team to provide sound and strategic recommendations for Management. They will collaborate on Budgeting, Forecasting and assist with financial planning, analysis and other projections. They will lead the month end close process, including entries, reconciliations, and reporting, as well as model projection tools & reporting, design and document processes, analyze data and recommend actions.  Interested candidates should have 4-6 years of experience, enhanced communication skills, an ability to bring recommendations forward, drive for continuous improvement and a passion to understand complex systems.


  • Owns monthly close process and is accountable for completion of reconciliations, variance analysis and journal entries for location including but not limited to Balance sheet, Absorption analysis, and plant P&L reporting

  • Provides timely, relevant and accurate reporting & analysis of plants performance against historical, budgeted, forecasted and strategic planning results to facilitate decision-making toward the achievement of the budget and strategic plan

  • Develop efficient methods for extracting and analyzing data. Maintains and develops various financial models for research, resolution, and decision making often with ambiguous guidelines

  • Prepares, reviews and distributes monthly financial reports to both business and financial partners

  • Assists in Quarterly forecasting, Annual Operating planning, and Long range strategic planning across the site including development of financial models

  • Key member in working with functional team members to identify problem areas and provide input to resolve issues as appropriate

  • Provide on-going financial support including preparation of presentations for the Polaris leadership team

  • Be an active business partner within the Manufacturing/Operations teams

  • Collaborate with analysts at other sites to share best practices, problem solve, and align on accounting practices

  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis for projects as assigned

  • Maintain, develop and adhere to accounting and financial controls. Coordinate the accuracy of data

  • Accountable for Monthly Operating Reviews and Value Improvement Process tracking

  • Accountable for plant capital reporting and adherence to Polaris capital policies. Performs ROI analysis as necessary and partners with capital project leaders

Education, Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, finance, or related field required

  • 4 - 6 years of experience in Accounting/Finance required

  • Experience in FP&A, cost accounting, or manufacturing / Operations finance preferred

  • Strong analytical and communication skills, detail and deadline orientated

  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities. Be Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities

  • Extensive experience in various (Excel, PowerPoint, Access) Microsoft tools required. OneStream, MAPICS, and other query tools experience a plus

  • Demonstrated success developing tools to improve financial analysis and financial system added value to the functional group

  • Successful candidate will have excellent communication and leadership skills with previous experience working with senior management on a routine basis

  • Proven experience working with and influencing cross functional teams

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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.

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.