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Senior Analyst, Financial Process Optimization (FPO) Central Reporting

Date:  Jan 5, 2021

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

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. 


The Vail Resorts Finance Team is committed to Building Leaders and Driving Value.  We are creating a new fully centralized Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team in our corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado, to support a growing company of 37 resorts across Australia, Canada and the United States, 55,000+ employees, and a market capitalization of over $10 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 Senior Analyst of Central Reporting will be a member of a newly created team that will focus on utilizing new technology investments to improve reporting, data governance and process management within FP&A. S/he will play a critical role in developing and maintaining reports used to drive improvements and optimize Enterprise and Divisional FP&A.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Enterprise and Divisional FP&A teams in development of: (i) best-in-class reporting capabilities for enterprise and line-of-business reporting, (ii) automated dashboards for key performance indicators, and (iii) daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting to support C-Level executives, senior leadership teams, and Board of Director (BOD) presentations
  • Understand complex financial systems, data and infrastructure to operationalize and help govern the Company’s enterprise reporting library ensuring high data integrity, reporting quality, and timeliness.
  • Build strong operating governance, processes, tools, reports, and relationships to enable quick and proactive response times in a collaborative manner that contribute to the team’s high-performance culture.
  • Support communications to key stakeholders regarding key deliverables and timelines for critical enterprise-wide processes that ensure alignment and clarity of specific objectives supporting CFO, EC, COO, and SLT decision-making.
  • Assist with developing best-in-class process and report design, governance and communications for enterprise reporting, along with management and execution of any change requests from key stakeholder groups.
  • Partner with Enterprise and Divisional FP&A teams to drive process improvement and timely and accurate reporting and analytics.

Support execution of:

  • Prioritized reporting development and design focused on insights around major business drivers.
  • Process management to collaborate with key FP&A partners regarding key reports and dashboards to meet timelines for critical deliverables (e.g., daily, monthly, quarterly reporting).

Leadership qualities:

  • Demonstrated track record of high performance in support of senior teams and scalable processes.
  • Leads by example, possesses a strong work ethic, is collaborative, and embraces a passion and results-driven leadership model.
  • Self-aware and maintains authentic humility; possesses high energy, drive and an ability to execute; is flexible, agile and can adapt quickly in a rapid-paced environment.

Approach and behavior—cultural characteristics

  • Strong curiosity in tackling complex business problems; dives deeply into the data, relentlessly pursues what it means, and how these insights drive decision making
  • Comfortable operating in financial systems and spreadsheets, and equally comfortable leveraging his/her capabilities to work independently.
  • Strong learning agility.  Enjoys and excels in environments where s/he must tackle and solve new and increasingly complex strategic business challenges and issues—incorporating the newest ideas, technologies, and approaches to business.


Job Requirements:


  • 4+ years’ experience (or 1-2 years with MBA or other graduate degree) in Finance, Financial Reporting and/or Accounting.
  • Experience in report design architecture, with emphasis on user perspectives focused on key data that can be digested in a compelling way by decision makers utilizing industry standard Financial systems like Host Analytics or other similar reporting and planning tools.
  • Demonstrated aptitude and success in financial reporting, data management, process management, and use/development of financial reporting systems to drive efficiency.
  • Experience supporting and coordinating aspects of FP&A processes, including report scoping, building, testing, and implementation, along with template creation in support of the annual operating budgets, capital budgets, and long-term strategic plans.


  • Expert in Excel, PowerPoint and industry standard financial systems (i.e., reporting and planning tools like PeopleSoft, Planful, Tableau, etc.)
  • Connects well with others and effectively works in a highly collaborative team setting, while adapting to fast paced environment.
  • Ability to multi-task, manage numerous simultaneous priorities and demonstrate outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • High energy with the ability to work both independently and with superior business partnering skills.
  • Ability to balance a strong attention to detail with seeing the “big picture.”


The budgeted range starts at $68,100 - $81,700 + 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 


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

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 277171

Nearest Major Market: Denver