Finance & Administration Manager (Germanspeaking)

  • Schermbeck
  • Polaris
The Finance & Aministration Manager is leading all the aspects of the German finance admin and HR function including commercial margin support, monthly financial reporting, financial planning, and budgeting activities as well as local compliance and HR. All activities are in conjunction with monitoring and safeguarding the internal control environment and SOX compliance As part of their finance responsibilities, they also provide local management & leadership to the Polaris Central Europe Team based in the German Office, helping the Regional Director Central Europe to build & develop a strong professional & high performing organization to meet and exceed Polaris objectives. In a fast-moving company like Polaris, it is necessary to be hands-on and open for new tasks/projects and changes. The Controller must also be service minded, have high integrity and have good communication skills. The job offers a stimulating an international fast-moving environment, strong team spirit, first class products, personal development and continuous process improvement Tasks BUSINESS SUPPORT Provide Regional Director Central Europe and sales, technical and marketing teams with data analysis and insights on gross margin and country profitability and thoughts around growth and streamlining improvement areas. Drive and deliver accurate and timely the monthly outlook/forecasting and yearly budget process with collaboration from the Central Europe business and EMEA HQE Supply chain teams Collaborate with country departments to understand challenges and bring value add analytics to drive business decision Provide local management Point-of-Contact (PoC) for matters of escalation from the customers (Dealers and/or End Consumers) and support Sales, Customer Support and Technical departments on a day-to-day basis with ad-hoc questions Present the country financials and relevant statements and various other accounting statements and reports required locally or by HQE and Corporate. Own the collation of the SIP process together with business and HQE sales analyst Communicate and take ownership of local litigation issues and coordinate with the EMEA Legal department when appropriate. Make recommendations and lead cost reduction/saving initiatives Be a member of projects across Germany, EIMEA and Corporate. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING & REPORTING Supervise the maintenance of the general ledger, fixed asset register, and GL journal entries and fixed assets register by the FSSC in India on a day-to-day basis. This includes continuously ensure the process improvement and integrity of the maintenance of AP, AR and the general ledger SOPs and Bibles. Analyze financial reports and records, make decisions relative to the accounting of reserves, assets and expenditures. Preparation and submission of any government required reporting and tax returns. Lead development of systems and procedures in compliance with local laws, corporate governance, standard accounting practices and business needs Maintain processes related to accounting and other administration Review the Accounts Receivable risk together with Wells Fargo Own the signing off the monthly closing and reporting to Corporate in accordance with U.S. GAAP and local principles. Lead development of systems and procedures in compliance with local laws, corporate governance, standard accounting practices and business needs. Liaise with external account/tax consultants and coordinate requests with FSSC support with both internal and external auditors. Preparation with FSSC and submission of any government required reporting, VAT, annual report and tax return. Timely and accurately respond to questions and request from both EMEA and US. OFFICE ADMINISTRATION AND HR RELATED TOPICS Payroll administration with our external payroll provider, including taxes and fringe benefits, tax payments in line with Government Regulations. General HR, policies & office administration, and records maintenance. Covering for colleagues during holidays as team spirit prevails in local subsidiary Requirements 7or more years of relevant working experience in business finance support required Professional working knowledge of German and Good command of both written and spoken English Advanced Excel skills, Strong ERP and financial reporting systems skills Experience in an international environment with tight deadlines, multinational / US company is a must Adept to change management, high level of energy, determination, willingness and flexibility to work well and deliver against tight deadlines. A high level of responsibility, personal integrity, strong team spirit and communication skills Graduate Degree in Accounting or Bachelor or Business School with a Finance Degree Understanding of relevant German laws pertaining to taxation and labor required Benefits Rare opportunity to take charge of the full Finance function – Accounting, Business Support, Financial Planning - at our German Subsidiaries ($65Mio+ Turnover) in a multinational environment Office based environment (Schermbeck) with the possibility to work from home 1 day per week Competitive remuneration package, company car and 30 days of paid holiday Some travels to different subsidiaries, EMEA and US and dealers across Germany 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.