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.
This role serves as the finance & accounting business partner to the D&IT (Digital and Information Technology) Product Mgmt, Quality & Operations, and International organizations, supporting cross-functional IT programs and development efforts. In this role you will proactively partner with the D&IT leaders and Business Unit Finance leaders to report results, analyze trends, provide financial guidance and recommendations to management; additionally, you will be responsible for supporting D&IT resource planning, allocation methodologies & enhancements, and ensuring proper financial controls. The individual in this role will be required to demonstrate intellectual curiosity and understanding of business requirements to help solve complex business problems through robust modeling, analytics, and partnership.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Business partner for IT Product Mgmt, Quality, and International teams to establish process, drive results and develop accountability to business goals
Lead key financial and accounting processes cross-functionally in efforts to plan, analyze, and improve financial/accounting quality for D&IT across the Enterprise
Prepare monthly financial reports, analyze variances, and provide insights to management as it relates to P&L and Balance Sheet activities – including department and program spend, capital investments, and business cases for new business ventures
Lead month end close and forecast processes for D&IT; ensuring financial results/forecasts are complete, accurate and prepared consistent with corporate policies
Analyze financial and operational results to proactively identify business risk and opportunity, as well as respective plans to countermeasure/leverage for benefit of the business and drive profit expansion
Drive process improvement, automation, and enhanced reporting of KPIs to enable efficiencies, ensuring proper controls and procedures are in place for critical financial/accounting processes
Own financial consolidation of global D&IT spend, lead FP&A efforts and drive visibility into critical investments, communicating to senior D&IT leadership and GBU partners
Become an integral part of the business team, providing leadership and functional expertise wherever needed; solicit feedback and provide closed loop communication system to enhance quality of service
Perform miscellaneous projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field; MBA preferred
3-6 years finance / accounting or related experience
Extensive experience in various Microsoft tools (excel, PowerPoint) required. Onestream and PowerBI, and other query & data tools experience a plus
Strong project management capabilities with ability to manage and prioritize concurrent projects and initiatives
Excellent communication, teamwork and leadership skills with previous experience working with senior management on a routine basis
Ability to plan and prioritize in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
Strong analytics, attention to detail, and problem-solving experience with ability to analyze complex data and translate into actionable information and plans
• Dynamic fast-paced cross functional team environment.
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.