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Sr Financial Analyst - Commercial UTV/Gov & Def

Medina, MN
Posted on May 23, 2023 Full time R18242
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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.


Responsible for supporting the financial planning and strategic analysis needs of the Commercial (~$300M) division of Polaris with its recent rapid growth.  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 sales, operations, service, engineering and leadership.


  • Lead all forecasting cycles (including annual budget and 5-year plan) for entire Commercial 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, understanding channel/customer mix, 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

  • Analyze business cases to support decisions on new opportunities and platforms

  • 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 (i.e. profitability / mix analysis) and procedures as needed to adapt to the ever-changing business

  • All other tasks and responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field required.

  • 2-5 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

  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions

  • 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

  • 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.

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. 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.  

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.