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Senior Director, Divisional FP&A


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 created a new fully centralized Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team in our corporate headquarters to support a growing company of 37 resorts, 55,000+ employees and a market capitalization of over $9 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 is 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 an opportunity to join the FP&A team at a critical inflection point and shape how we do business in the future.


The Senior Director of Mountain FP&A will lead a team of analysts to support the 20 resorts in our Eastern Mountain Region.  The team is responsible for providing in-depth financial analysis, strategic planning and strategic decision support, partnering with the most senior Operational leader of the Eastern Mountain Region and his team.  The Senior Director will have the opportunity to analyze key issues across our business in the Eastern region and will have a significant impact on decision making. S/He will use financial acumen, keen data-driven insights and strategic synthesis to advise senior executives and will gain great perspective on key business drivers, while working on some of our most interesting and challenging business questions.  The Eastern Region team also leads key processes such as budgeting, forecasting and supports the financial close.



  • Lead annual operating budgeting, capital budgeting and forecasting processes, including regular insight-driven review of results with senior operation and finance leaders, to drive value for not only the East region, but also leverage the insights across the enterprise
  • Combine deep analytical and business knowledge to develop a comprehensive perspective on business performance and trends of the region
  • Develop outstanding partnerships with East region operation leaders to ensure collaboration for delivering financial insights and results
  • Provide thought leadership across the broader finance organization
  • Create a high performing team and culture focused on driving insights, value creation, delivering results, collaboration and leadership development for career and capability progression  
  • Build the leadership pipeline by recruiting, retaining and developing high potential leaders
  • Leadership qualities
    • Demonstrated track record of leading, motivating, developing and assessing a team of high performing finance professionals
    • S/he leads by example, possesses a strong work ethic, is collaborative and embraces a passion and results-driven leadership model
    • The Senior Director has high self-awareness, is decisive and maintains authentic humility; possesses energy, drive and an ability to execute; is flexible, agile and can adapt quickly in a rapid-paced executive level environment
  • Approach and behavior—cultural characteristics
    • Strong curiosity and passion in tackling complex business problems; does not hesitate to dive deep into the data and leverage the data to deliver key insights
    • Focus on talent development, both within the team and to develop talent to export across the organization, including the ability to rigorously and objectively assess talent
    • Strong learning agility.  Enjoys and excels in environments where he/she must tackle and solve new and increasingly complex strategic business challenges and issues—incorporating the newest ideas and approaches to business.
    • A brave, ambitious, and passionate leader who is comfortable in his/her own skin while also demonstrating a high level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness



  • Outstanding academic credentials; Bachelor’s degree required; MBA, graduate finance degree and/or CFA strongly preferred.
  • 10+ years’ experience in successfully leading financial planning and analysis function, and being trusted business advisor to senior operational and finance leaders.
  • Experience leading and developing a passionate and high-performing team.
  • 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 ability to develop the key “story” and biased towards solutions.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment with strong initiative and ability to multi-task.
  • Superb attention to detail balanced by ability to focus on the "big picture".
  • Effectively manage and build capabilities and culture for high performing professional team.
  • Preferred Skills:
    • High intellect and ambition, with authentic humility
    • Unquestioned ethics and integrity
    • Excellent listener, open to feedback, and communicates with candor and respect
    • Outstanding organizational, analytical and project management skills
    • Connects well with others and highly collaborative team approach to work
    • Excellent individual initiative and objective-oriented drive
    • Ability to handle difficult situations with a high-degree of diplomacy and composure
    • Expert in Excel, PowerPoint and industry standard financial planning tools



The latest addition to the Vail Resorts family is the largest and most visited ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere. Perisher’s staffs are as varied as its guests, who range from seasoned skiers and boarders to families looking for snow play adventures and their very first snow experience. Perisher is renowned for providing excellent customer service and for a staff that delivers it with a smile as much as it is for a diverse range of terrain across the four unique resort areas. If you’re looking for an unparalleled and challenging experience, then Perisher is the team to join. 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 246067

Nearest Major Market: Denver