At Polaris our DNA started with co-founders Edgar Hetteen, his younger brother Allan and his close friend David Johnson who had somewhere to be and no way to get there. 65 years later, you still see that drive, ingenuity, and pioneering spirit in everything we do.

Sr. Financial Analyst

Location: Medina, Minnesota US


Job Number: 5186

Requisition Number: R5768

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External Description: 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 position will take an active role in all aspects of Engineering Finance. This role will partner closely with the Engineering team, as well as Product and Business teams, to track and inform investment decisions and active projects. This role will also work closely with the extended GBU finance teams to drive process improvements and ensure timely and accurate reporting.

SFA Engineering

The Senior Financial Analyst will be a key business partner to the Motorcycle and Comm'l, Gov't & Defense Engineering teams. They will guide accurate and timely reporting and will help 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 GBUs and will 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 VIP. Reporting relationship will be a solid line into Finance Director Commercial, with a dotted line to the Finance Director MC Operations.


  • Become a business partner within the Engineering teams. Partner with GBU Finance and Product teams in business case development for program investments and Value Improvement Projects (VIP); assist in coordination process of PDP with emphasis on business case alignment between relevant parties (ENG, Finance & Product development)

  • Work closely to develop partnerships and collaborate with other GBU's / Engineering finance SME's to share best practices, problem solve, and align on accounting practices to drive efficiency / commonality in process and controls

  • Key member in working with functional team members to identify opportunities and provide input to improve as appropriate

  • Subject matter expert for Engineering Program financial tool - Portfolio Management (PPM)

  • Own monthly close process, reconciliation, variance analysis and journal entries for Engineering cost centers

  • Support financial reporting and presentations including but not limited to Monthly Operating Reviews, budget, Forecast and Value Improvement Process tracking

  • Lead the process and consolidation of annual Long Range Product Plan, Long Range Plan, Budget, Quarterly Forecasts and outlooks 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 and help manage Risks and Opportunities within the Engineering Plan

  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis for projects as assigned, including but not limited to NPV and Payback calculations on investments, cost leverage opportunities

  • Maintain, develop and adhere to accounting and financial controls to ensure compliance with company policies and GAAP


  • Office space in Medina, MN for coordination with GBU Finance as well as Business and Product Management teams

  • Office space in Wyoming, MN to facilitate partnership with Engineering teams as well as to leverage other Engineering finance specialist


  • Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, or related field

  • 4 - 6 years of experience in Accounting/Finance required

  • Strong process, analytical, influencing and communication skills

  • Detail and deadline orientated

  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities; Be flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities

  • Extensive experience in various Microsoft tools required (Excel, PowerPoint); OneStream, MAPICS, Alteryx, Power BI and other query tool experience a plus

  • Demonstrated success developing tools to improve processes and financial analysis

  • Proven experience working with and influencing cross functional teams

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 2020 sales of $7.0 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® mid-size 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, including Transamerican Auto Parts. 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.

City: Medina

State: Minnesota

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