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Director, Corporate FP&A

Date:  Nov 25, 2021

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

We offer a variety of professional career opportunities at our corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado. Our corporate headquarters team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more about positions at our corporate office. Visit www.vailresortscareers.com 



As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

The Vail Resorts Finance Team is committed to Building Leaders and Driving Value.  We have created a new fully centralized Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team in our corporate headquarters based near Boulder, Colorado, to support a growing company of 37 resorts across Australia, Canada and the United States, 45,000+ employees, and a market capitalization of over $12 billion.  We are transforming our FP&A organization to bring best-in-class insight generation, data-driven decision-making support and financial management to 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 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 FP&A team at a critical inflection point and shape how we do business into the future.


The Director of Corporate FP&A will report to the Vice President of Corporate FP&A, Investor Relations & Strategic Development and lead two Senior Managers of Corporate FP&A.  This team drives comprehensive financial planning, reporting, forecasting and analysis to drive business insight to support the Company’s strategic goals and is responsible for clearly communicating the enterprise narrative both internally and to the Board of Directors and investors.  Corporate FP&A works closely with senior management to develop the enterprise level view of financial results and performance to help drive strategic decision making, growth objectives and capital allocation.



  • Synthesize complex information, generate actionable financial and business insights, and clearly articulate the enterprise narrative for the company.
    • Synthesize and communicate key financial and business insights at an executive-level to drive decision-making with operational executives.
    • Lead the financial planning process that focuses on value creation and aligning resources with strategic priorities.
    • Assess business opportunities and risks with a strong orientation to long-term enterprise value creation.
    • Create a high performing team and culture focused on value creation, delivering results, stakeholder influence and leadership development for career progression.
    • Play a critical role as a leader in the Finance organization, bringing an enterprise-level perspective to support the strategic, talent and process improvement efforts across the Finance organization.
  • Lead the Corporate FP&A efforts, including long term strategic planning, annual operating and capital budgets, forecasting and insights on actual results, with a focus on:
    • Develop and manage internal and external financial communications, including key presentations to the Executive Team and Board of Directors.
    • Develop and manage forecasting, actively contributing to capital allocation strategy analysis and decision making.
    • Develop scalable and repeatable processes with focus on continuous improvement.
  • Lead enterprise-wide, cross-functional planning processes with strong project management and ability to drive insight.
    • Establish credibility as a leader who can both build strong relationships and challenge leaders across the organization on financial results and plans.
    • Integrate effectively with the finance organization, impacting and furthering Vail’s customer-focused and high impact culture.
    • Build close partnership with finance and commercial leaders across the company.


Leadership qualities:

  • Trusted partner:  The candidate possesses the technical expertise, communication skills and good judgement to provide the finance and executive leadership teams with an objective and independent point of view across the enterprise.
  • Leadership and management:  This candidate has a strong track record of leading, developing and motivating a team of high performing finance professionals.  S/he is a brave, passionate and ambitious leader who demonstrates the core tenets of our talent philosophy:
    • Learning agility – Enjoys and excels in environments where he/she must tackle and solve complex strategic business challenges and issues.  Demonstrates an ability to flexibly integrate the newest ideas, technologies, and approaches to business with strong intellectual and data-driven rigor.
    • Emotional Intelligence – demonstrates the awareness of and ability to shape her/his impact on the team, and a wide range of stakeholders, to achieve ambitious goals.
    • Ambition – demonstrates the drive to expand leadership responsibility and overcome obstacles to achieve a bigger impact in an increasingly competitive environment.


Skills and qualifications:

  • Outstanding academic credentials; Bachelor’s degree required; MBA, graduate finance degree and/or CFA strongly preferred.
  • 10+ years’ experience in leading cross-functional teams with financial planning and analysis responsibilities.
  • Outstanding analytical skills with ability to synthesize information, develop insights and communicate effectively in presentations and in person meetings.
  • Deep curiosity and passion for understanding and analyzing financial results in the context of creating shareholder value.
  • Excellent communication skills with significant experience working with senior executives.
  • Superb attention to detail balanced by ability to focus on the "big picture".

 The budgeted range starts at $112,000 - $140,250 + annual bonus + equity.  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.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. 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. 

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.

Requisition ID 367747

Nearest Major Market: Denver