External Description:JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for the completion of Internal Audit projects through the entire project life cycle - from identification, planning, performance, gap/issue assessment, reporting, and tracking of and assisting in the development of process improvement action plans. Responsible for projects measuring and evaluating the design and effectiveness of the Company's processes and controls related to accounting, finance, operations, compliance, and information technology systems. Lead discussions with all levels of management to engage management in the process to develop and perform a risk-based approach. Collaborate with chief audit executive to drive process and quality improvements within the Internal Audit department and organization-wide.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform cross functional, cross business unit, global audit projects, including compliance, operational, and risk assessment projects.
Proactively engage functional and business unit partners to understand and assess broad implications of process and system changes throughout the organization.
Lead multiple on-going projects
Provide supervision of team and execute audit procedures for on-site reviews of domestic and international operations with independence, objectivity and a high degree of professionalism; including conducting interviews, reviewing process and transaction flows, detailed testing of transactions and processes, making inquiries and observations, and analyzing trends and results.
Prepare materials for executive management and the Audit Committee with objective analysis and develop recommendations when current practices are not consistent with company policies and/or fail to provide required assurance.
Develop and present creative alternatives and recommended solutions to complex problems, including cross functional processes which involve multiple process owners and stakeholders across multiple systems and locations.
Identify opportunities for and drive process improvement within department and throughout the organization to create operational efficiencies.
Interact with internal business partners to confirm, clarify, or supplement facts.
Coordinate and manage relationship with external auditors and management to support completion of annual audit and Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 compliance.
Assist in the evaluation of the Company's risk profile and performance of risk assessments to develop a comprehensive internal audit plan.
Identify and lead special projects to meet department objectives, as necessary.
Benchmark company accounting, reporting, information technology, and risk management practices against industry peers, other Fortune 500 companies, and Twin Cities counterparts. Provide recommendations for process improvements to be considered by management.
Monitor changes in regulations that may have an impact on the company and proactively provide alternative solutions.
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, MIS, or equivalent
3-5 years of experience in public accounting, industry, and/or internal audit (financial statement and/or IT audit), preferably with a manufacturing or retail industry focus
Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404
CPA, CIA, or CISA certification(s) preferred
Familiarity with AS/400 is a plus
Proficient in auditing principles, practices, and procedures to complete complex assignments
Proven experience working and communicating effectively with all levels of management
Demonstrated ability to work effectively across functions and across cultures
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills to all levels of management
Experience with technical report writing and advanced grammar proficiency
Proficiency in developing creative and effective presentation materials using various mediums
Ability to work with highly confidential information
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Ability to notice and attend to details
Effectively project manage multiple projects and competing priorities
Prioritize workload and meet deadlines
Demonstrated integrity and sound decision-making
Strong personal drive, initiative, and persistence
Self-starter with the flexibility to work independently with minimal supervision or in a group environment
Fast-paced office environment
Travel required, including international locations (25%)
QID for the EEO Statement - 89594
About this location
This opportunity is located approximately 30 minutes from Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. These neighboring cities consistently rank as two of the United States' top cities to live in. Minneapolis's thriving art scene, outdoor culture (even in the winter), affordable prices, and friendly atmosphere make this Midwest metropolis a perfect place to live.
Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don't just create products - they are part of a lifestyle. It's the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris' innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER, RZR and Polaris GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman and Polaris ACE all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK, INDY, Switchback and RUSH snowmobiles. 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 globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.
Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?
Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer