Senior Analyst Internal Audit

Date:  Jun 25, 2024

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts Corporate
Shift Type:  Year Round


Our mission is to create the Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, create the Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We own and operate the most renowned destination resorts in the world as well as regional and local ski areas outside major cities, and connect them all through one unrivaled network. We are looking for ambitious leaders, innovators and creators to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!


Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is filled (whichever is first).


Job Summary:

As the Senior Analyst Internal Audit, you are a key team member of the Internal Audit (IA) department and have a direct impact on its success. You will have the opportunity to learn and grow as a leader and internal auditor through: 

  • Leading risk-based assurance and advisory engagements across various areas of the business. 
  • Leading IA’s testing of internal controls over financial reporting to support management’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance efforts (i.e. project management and controls testing). 
  • Leading development and implementation of initiatives that help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the department. 


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Corporate, Broomfield
  • Expected Pay Range $74,100 - $96,465 + annual bonus
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Other Specifics: Hybrid


Job Responsibilities:

  • Audit Knowledge
    • Makes recommendations to improve internal control and educates the business on how to manage internal controls.
    • Independently can perform basic reviews of IT general and application controls across core business processes and make recommendations on improving control effectiveness.
    • Actively stays up-to-date on the latest risks impacting the organization and how they are evolving through a range of internal and external sources.
  • Business Knowledge
    • Proactively seeks out and leverages experts in diverse functional areas to provide more valuable, relevant recommendations to the business.
    • Is aware of the company's key competitors and relevant industry risks, using that knowledge to inform audit scope and execution.
    • Capable of conducting a fraud audit with guidance from manager.
  • Core Auditing Skills
    • Is able to lead all components of an audit to confirm that engagements are conducted on time and of a high quality. If necessary, is able to lead several audit assignments at once, ensuring that all audit objectives are met.
    • Can pinpoint systemic causes of operational problems and the business processes that have generated and/or permitted those problems to occur.
    • Identifies and recommends to stakeholders leading practice solutions to improve their processes.
    • Leverages prior experience to develop refined observations, create detailed report outlines for alignment with engagement manager, and draft report content that is accurate, objective, clear, concise constructive, complete, and timely.
    • Leverages risk research and gains additional insight through stakeholder interviews and reviews of relevant policies, procedures, and 3rd-party reviews. Develops prioritized list of risks with well-defined impact statements.
  • Technical Skills
    • Clearly articulates connections between business objectives, risks, and data. Designs sound test plans that generate valuable insight.
    • Reviews relevant process flows, policies, and procedures to identify potential fraud scenarios and/or control gaps.
  • Stakeholder Partnering Skills
    • Adapts communication style to suit the needs of different audiences.
    • Spots potential conflict and proactively brings disagreements into the open, to aid in their resolution. Is able to negotiate with management to confirm audit recommendations are agreed and acted upon.
    • Influences the business to change their ways of working.
    • Demonstrates networking skills and the ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at a senior level. Seeks opportunities to build relationships.
    • Uses prior knowledge and experiences, resources, and ethical standards to identify issues / risks, analyze data, and make and communicate informed decisions about the courses of action that are appropriate in specific circumstances.
  • Development and Personal Commitment Skills
    • Acts as a lead, coaching Analysts on department requirements. Provides positive and constructive feedback to others. Development of team members, business stakeholders on engagements. 
    • Agile in engagement delivery; identifies the need to adjust engagement approach or tasks.
    • Assesses self‐development and career needs. Seeks constructive feedback and applies to goals and development plans.
    • Acts with Integrity.
    • Demonstrates initiative in all assignments and willing to flex into roles and responsibilities where the team and Company need you most.
  • Internal Audit Engagement Delivery
    • Responsible for all phases of engagements ensuring delivery on time, on budget, and aligned with department policies, procedures, and standards.
    • Maintains priorities, is accountable for own and others’ work and manages expectations.
    • Responsible for developing and implementing work programs, control testing, developing observations, working with management to define practical action plans, drafting reports, and coordinating and reporting on overall engagement status.
    • Works autonomously knowing when to escalate or seek support.
    • Receives minimal level of guidance and direction, seeking consultation if unclear.
    • Identifies and correlates themes in observations within and across projects.
    • Accountable for managing own time to perform tasks and document audit steps performed, conclusions, and results aligned with department standards.
    • Proactively works to develop solutions through collaboration.
    • SOX control testing including business process and IT general controls.
    • Coordinates direct assistance support provided to external auditors. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Job Qualifications: 

  • Three (3) to six (6) years of progressive experience and responsibility in public accounting (i.e. Big 4, other public accounting / consulting firms), internal auditing, external auditing, and/or IT auditing. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, information technology or a related business field with significant quantitative and analytical content.


  • Passion for Vail Resorts.
  • Contributes to an Experience of a Lifetime for Team.
  • Certification in relevant field (CIA, CPA, CFE, CISA, etc.) or seeking certification a plus.
  • Proficency with Microsoft Office Suite, programming languages (e.g., SQL), and experience. analyzing large data sets.
  • Basic knowledge of systems, application controls and IT general controls. 


The expected Total Compensation for this role is $74,100 - $96,465 + annual bonus. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.

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, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development

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


Vail Resorts offers a ‘Hybrid’ work environment for Broomfield-based roles where employees must live within 50 miles of the Broomfield office and work on-site Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and have flexibility to work off-site on Mondays and Fridays.


Please note that the ability to work in person or off-site, 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 or off-site 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.


Requisition ID  501932
Reference Date: 06/24/2024 
Job Code Function: Internal Audit 
Job Type: Hybrid- Broomfield 

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