Accounts Payable Manager

Date:  May 23, 2023

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing the mountains, or you already call them home, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.

With 40+ resorts and our remote Corporate team, you can join for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es), 40% retail discounts, summer activities discounts, wellness benefits, and the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience.


Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons  
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 



Job Summary:

Vail Resorts’ Source to Pay (S2P) Team is committed to Building Leaders and Driving Value.  We are transforming our S2P organization to bring best-in-class category management, sourcing, vendor management, procurement and payment tools to enable data-driven decision making at Vail Resorts – the ski industry’s global leader. Our team will be driven by top-tier talent, state-of-the-art systems and tools, and strategic process management to identify and deliver against the Company’s biggest supply chain value opportunities.  We are creating a sustainable high-performing team that will develop talent and prioritize career growth through accelerated opportunities and progression.  This is an opportunity to join the team at a critical inflection point and shape how we create value into the future.

Reporting to the Accounts Payable Senior Manager, the Accounts Payable Manager will lead a team responsible for timely and accurate execution of invoice processing and payment activities for our Retail business and 3rd party providers (utilities, alcohol), as well as manage the Corporate Card program and all Travel and Expense reimbursements. The individual will exhibit strong leadership, motivating the team to produce quality work within deadlines, while working cross-functionally to drive process improvement initiatives.

Applicants will have meticulous attention to detail, be inquisitive and analytical, a self-starter, system savvy and a team player.  They will continuously look for ways to improve to make S2P processes more efficient.  An ideal candidate will be a process-oriented individual who thrives in a growth-oriented environment, while maintaining a strategic mindset towards continuous improvement and employee development opportunities. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Duties include invoice and payment processing, P-Card and T&E processing, manage 3rd party providers and partner to maintain vendor account reconciliations.
  • Instill a customer service mindset within the AP team to support business stakeholders.
  • Act as a point of escalation for AP, vendors and business process owners to ensure professional, accurate and timely remediation of issues.
  • Be a strategic business partner to coordinate with cross-functional teams to address the need for changes to processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Provide communication and training on processes and systems with internal stakeholders, suppliers and managed service providers.
  • Identify, develop and implement continuous improvement with our 3rd party providers to ensure service levels are maintained.
  • Review existing processes, structures, and systems with a focus on optimization and standardization.
  • Lead coaching and development across Retail and Managed Services AP team, including progressing leadership and professional skills on the team, managing of career development, and performance management.
  • Ensure compliance with SOX by monitoring and reporting on key controls.
  • Timely and accurate review of journal entries and monthly reconciliations.
  • Understands the entire P2P cycle to quickly identify source of bottlenecks, problems and drives issues to resolution including impact and risk assessment, status reporting, etc.
  • Identify opportunities across AP to support process efficiency and automation opportunities.



Job Requirements Required:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Accounting, Finance or related field; relevant work experience also accepted in lieu of education requirements (6+ years relevant Accounts Payable experience)
  • Four or more years of accounts payable management experience
  • Experience in a high volume, fast paced environment preferably in high growth
  • Strong accounting and analytical background with a proven track record for understanding business processes and identifying opportunities for efficiencies
  • Organized and meticulous attention to detail, superb time management and problem solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication in ability to connect and build relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to work autonomously balancing multiple projects
  • Demonstrate learning agility and thought-leadership as business needs change and increase in complexity
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Peoplesoft, Coupa, Onbase, MMS, and Concur experience preferred.

The expected range is $74,100 - $96,465 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  At Vail Resorts, our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak.  

*Remote work is currently permitted from British Columbia and the 16 U.S. states in which we currently operate. This includes: California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Please note that the ability to work remotely, and the particulars related to such work, are subject to change at any time; and, accordingly, the Company reserves the right to change its policies and/or require in-person/in-office work at any time in its sole discretion.   


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

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