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Senior Analyst Hospitality FP&A

Date:  May 25, 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. 


Job Summary

The Vail Resorts Finance Team is committed to Building Leaders and Driving Value. We are crafting 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 redefining our FP&A organization to bring outstanding insight generation, 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 balanced 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 will partner with leaders to drive planning, forecasting and financial management, aligning our resources with the achievement of our strategic goals – both long and short term. This leader will form relationships with leaders and will evaluate key trends across resorts and lines of business to influence our highest priority business decisions.


Job Responsibilities:

Business Partnering

  • Partner with corporate and regional leadership teams, Corporate Finance and Accounting teams

  • Perform analysis of exposure and return for all business decisions, making recommendations for optimizing financial impact

  • Developing analyses, tools, processes and procedures to facilitate and monitor business initiatives

  • Participate in periodic conference calls/meetings with business partners to ensure accurate forecasting

Strategic Analysis

  • Develop innovative analyses on all aspects of the rental and retail business, including industry trends and competitor trends

  • Participate in Quarterly Business Review and present to Operational leadership team

  • Collaboration across Operations, Marketing, and Finance in leading and developing all sales performance financial models and forecasts

  • Present sophisticated financial modeling in simplified form to Retail Leadership and senior finance executives regularly


  • Partner with regional leadership team to develop comprehensive annual operating and capital budgets for all stores in region, including details by day and month.

  • Conduct post-mortem analysis on capital investments to assess profitability


  • Develop daily and monthly sales forecast, segmented by product, category and location

  • Support the winter bi-weekly forecast process and understand how variables such as historical performance, seasonality, promotions, and the macro/micro economic environment affect the current business trends

  • Lead the monthly forecast meetings, providing trend analyses, forecast recommendations and assess Retail’s risk and opportunity

  • Prepare a comprehensive quarterly financial review to present to senior leadership team


Additionally the ideal candidate should be / have:

  • Brave, Ambitious and Passionate

  • Demonstrated history of intellectual curiosity

  • Advanced ability in Microsoft Excel

  • Expertise in quantitative analysis and presentation

  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous simultaneous priorities

  • Outstanding problem solving skills

  • Highly collaborative team approach to work

  • Ability to adapt to and excel in a fast-paced environment

  • High energy and the ability to work highly independently

  • 4+ years of experience (or 1-2 years with MBA or other graduate degree) in finance

The budgeted range starts at $73,000-$88,950 + 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 301967

Nearest Major Market: Denver