Financial AnalystMedina, MN
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: Responsible for supporting the financial planning and strategic analysis needs of the Government & Defense (~$100M) division of Polaris. This position leads the forecasting processes, owns business case analyses and ensures accuracy in the monthly close process, in addition to various projects to advance our capabilities and accuracy. This role is part of the Off-Road Finance Team, reporting to the Finance Manager, CGD (Commercial, Government and Defense), and partners closely with program managers, sales, operations, engineering and leadership.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead all forecasting cycles (including annual budget and 5-year plan) for entire Government and Defense P&L
Coordinate with international FP&A team to understand our full global results and forecast
Act as a guide to the business through analyzing monthly results, explaining variances to plan and helping to identify risks & opportunities
Work closely with centralized teams – plants/operations, freight, product cost, corporate – to understand complex business drivers and implications to the financials
Work closely with program managers and leadership to understand our government contracts, including when we can recognize revenue and how we are executing on margins vs. expectation
Analyze business cases to support pursue / no-pursue decisions on new opportunities
Accounting responsibilities as assigned: to include preparing/posting monthly journal entries, calculating warranty reserve, balance sheet reconciliations, etc.
Opportunity to interact with and present financial analysis to the business VP and other leaders
Identify and influence projects to enhance synergies and streamline processes across businesses
Design and implement new tools and procedures as needed to adapt to the ever-changing business
All other tasks and responsibilities as assigned
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field required.
1-3 years of experience in Accounting/Finance required.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel
Experience in Onestream preferred
Experience with analytics tools such as Alteryx or Power BI preferred
Proactive team-player with a continuous improvement mindset
Well-organized, self-starter able to multi-task and manage priorities effectively and accurately
Strong analytical and communication skills; detail and deadline orientated
Ability to clearly and concisely explain complex information to business partners
Able to build strong relationships and trust across the team – cross-functionally, across levels and around the world
Proven experience coordinating with and influencing cross-functional teams in a dynamic, matrixed organization
Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
Able to think outside the box and willing to challenge the status quo
Adaptable to shifting priorities and timelines
This position is not eligible for sponsorship
We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE. Apply today!
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.
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. 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; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com
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.