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Senior Accounting Assistant

Date:  Jan 20, 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 snow or you were born on the slopes, 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 across 3 continents, you can join our team 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) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


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:

As a member of the Vail Resorts Finance organization, Vail Resorts’ Inventory team is committed to Building Leaders and Driving Value. The Inventory Accounting – Sr. Assistant is a crucial resource providing accounting support for all aspects of Vail Resorts’ on-mountain inventory including Food and Beverage, Fuel, Lift Parts, etc. This individual will support the VRI Inventory Accounting Analyst and the Inventory Accounting Manager from an operational and monthly close management perspective. Monthly responsibilities include: journal entry preparation, account reconciliation, variance analysis, and additional ad hoc duties as requested. Daily responsibilities include: field communication, inventory adjustments, and system research. This job requires the ability to meet deadlines while paying keen attention to detail. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic team player with a can-do attitude, strong work ethic, with the ability to communicate effectively with field operations.


Job Specifications:

  • Starting Wage:  $20 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round


Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform monthly close duties including: creating timely and accurate journal entries related to retail inventory and reconciling inventory balance sheet accounts
  • Communicate with the field on counts and making sure they are received before monthly adjusting JEs are made
  • Attend and engage in team meetings
  • Support Internal and External teams including: Operations, Vendors, IT, Finance, AP, Audit, etc. 
  • Provide field reporting as requested
  • Active participation in driving results to meet individual, team, and department objectives
  • Drive process efficiences
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1 year accounting experience
  • High volume inventory experience a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications: intermediate to advanced Excel skills 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, adapt quickly to changing business needs, and communicate effectively through email
  • Self-starter with a drive for excellence, able to build strong working relationships throughout the organization and a proven ability to be a leader in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials system, Alteryx, Coupa, and OnBase experience (Preferred).


The budgeted range starts at $20 - $23.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


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 491804

Nearest Major Market: Denver