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Plant Controller

Battle Ground, WA
Posted on Jan 30, 2023 Full time R16436
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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 Controller is part of the Polaris Battle Ground site leadership team and serves as a business partner with the operations & financial management team. The position holds the responsibility to effectively forecast and communicate plant manufacturing results, foster a strong controls environment, and ensure compliance with company polices and GAAP.  This individual is responsible for the financial integrity of the plant including general accounting functions, reconciliations, management financial reporting, month- end & year- end processing.  The Controller will assure successful and timely completion of plant financial records, management reporting, and budget & forecast processing. This individual will be hands on, design, develop, and coordinate profitability analysis, process improvements, and other business analysis. The position will lead & mentor an exceptional staff and work closely with our corporate financial and accounting teams. Strengths in accuracy, problem solving, and flexibility is critical.


  • Oversees and leads all accounting functions within plant including but not limited to inventory accounting, account reconciliations, balance sheet accuracy, labor reporting, business analysis and financial reporting

  • Work closely with plant Leadership, understanding the various aspects of the operation and the impact change has on financial performance. Drive continual accountability and improvements throughout the plant.

  • Clearly communicate financial metrics to leadership within the plant and Global Operations organization

  • Participate in the development and reporting of the plant’s strategic plans

  • Compile monthly reporting and analytics of actual results, forecasts, annual plans

  • Prepare budget, forecast, and interim projections for the plant location.

  • Develops tools to aide Operations team in decision making and forward-looking analysis

  • Preparation, review and approval of all capital project activity in the location. ROI and IRR analysis as appropriate

  • Responsible for accounting oversight, including balance sheet, variance and expense reconciliations

  • Responsible for on-going review and audit of plant financial systems and activities to ensure compliance with company policies and GAAP.

  • Ensures accuracy of cycle counting reported results. Investigate and analyze variances

  • Coordinate documentation and review of processes for Sarbanes/Oxley section 404 requirements.

  • Provide leadership and support to finance team; provide a positive working environment. Establish clear goals that provide growth opportunities for employees.

  • Works with a sense of urgency and ensures timeliness of all reporting

  • Performs/coordinates miscellaneous projects as assigned.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance is required.

  • A high level of knowledge of PC applications and mainframe systems is required. AS400/MAPICS and OneStream experience a plus.

  • 5-7 years of experience in finance/accounting is required, including cost accounting experience in a Manufacturing environment


  • Dynamic fast-paced cross functional team environment at the Polaris site in Battle Ground, WA

  • Minimal travel required (1-2 trips per year)


This position is not eligible for sponsorship

The salary range for Washington is $107,000 to $140,000. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills, and geography.

At Polaris we put our employees first, by offering a holistic approach to their health and financial wellbeing.  Polaris is proud to offer competitive compensation, including a market-leading profit-sharing plan that is fundamental to our pay-for-performance culture. At Polaris, employees are owners of the company through company contributions to our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and discounted employee stock purchases plan. Employees receive a generous matching contribution to 401(k), financial wellness education and consultation to plan for their financial future. In addition to competitive pay, Polaris provides a comprehensive suite of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, wellness programs, paid time off, gym & personal training reimbursement, life insurance and disability offerings.  Through the Polaris Foundation and our Polaris Gives paid volunteer time off, we support employees who actively volunteer their time, efforts, and passions to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they live, play and work. Employees at Polaris drive our success and are rewarded for their commitment.

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.

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.