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The Senior Financial Analyst will be a key business partner to the Off-Road Engineering teams & Business Unit partners. They will guide accurate and timely reporting to identify risks and opportunities within the portfolio as well as mitigation plans. They will also serve as the subject matter expert for Engineering Finance to the respective Global BUs and help to drive cost transparency. This role will function as a key partner in continuous improvement initiatives in the Engineering organization, driving improvements in the processes, systems, planning, reporting and Value Improvement Process.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Become an integral part of the Engineering team
Own monthly close process, reconciliation, variance analysis and journal entries for Engineering
Lead the process and consolidation of annual Long Range Product Plan, budget and quarterly forecasts throughout the year.
Provide timely, relevant and accurate reporting & analysis of 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. Maintain and develop various financial models for research, resolution, and decision making often with ambiguous guideline
Identify risks & opportunities within the Engineering plan
Key member in working with functional team members to identify opportunities and provide input to improve as appropriate.
Work closely to develop partnerships and collaborate with other GBU’s to share best practices, problem solve, and align on accounting practices. Work to understand the various aspects of the business and the impacts on financial performance.
Subject matter expert for Engineering Program financial tool - Portfolio Management (PPM).
Identifies and drive quality and continuous improvement in tools and processes.
Maintain, develop and adhere to accounting and financial controls to ensure compliance with company policies and GAAP.
Skills & Knowledge
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
4 - 6 years of experience in Accounting/Finance required
Strong analytical and communication skills, detail and deadline orientated
Must have the ability to handle pressure & manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Be flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities
Extensive experience in various (Excel, PowerPoint, Access) Microsoft tools & PowerBI required; Alteryx, Onestream, MAPICS, and other query tool 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
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
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