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Senior Finance Manager

Date:  Sep 15, 2021

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

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 



Job Summary: 


The Vail Resorts Finance Team is committed to Building Leaders and Driving Value.  We have created 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 $12 billion.  Our FP&A organization brings best-in-class insight generation, data-driven decision-making support and financial management to Vail Resorts – the ski industry’s global leader.


The SG&A Finance team is looking for a Senior Finance Manager that can drive comprehensive financial planning, forecasting, and analysis for the SG&A segment at Vail, which includes the Marketing, Legal, IT, Sales, HR, and Reservation divisions.  The Finance team works closely with the CFO and other C-suite executives of the Company to ensure integrity of data governance and management practices, drive business insights, and support strategic decision making.  Specifically, this role will report to the Senior Director of Finance – SG&A and will directly oversee one Senior Analyst. 


Job Responsibilities:

Business Partnering & Strategic Analysis

  • Partner with C-suite executives within Marketing, Legal, IT, Sales, HR, and Reservations to provide critical business support, inform decision making, and provide strategic direction
  • Partner with other Finance teams across Vail, such as Corporate Finance and Accounting to drive business insights and process efficiencies
  • Develop innovative and impactful analyses, tools, processes and procedures to facilitate and monitor business performance
  • Participate in Monthly Business Review and present to Senior Leadership Team


Budgeting / Forecasting / Financial Close

  • Partner with call center leadership teams to develop comprehensive annual operating and capital budgets
  • Conduct post-mortem analysis on capital investments to assess profitability
  • Develop monthly P&L variance review and updated forecast for all SG&A cost centers
  • Produce KPI dashboard and reporting capabilities that drive actionable business insights
  • Partner with accounting team to support accurate & timely execution of monthly financial close
  • Lead the monthly forecast meetings with leadership teams, providing trend analyses, forecast recommendations and assessment of risks and opportunities


Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience (or 1-2 years with MBA or other graduate degree) in finance or accounting
  • Bachelor’s Degree required (MBA preferred), preferably in Finance, Accounting or a related field
  • Experience in financial planning and analysis functions, including annual budget, capital budgeting, long-term strategic planning and resource allocation processes


Additionally the ideal candidate should be / have:  

  • Brave, Ambitious and Passionate with an Out-Front mindset with respect to financial data, processes and reporting needs
  • Strong organization, and project management skills; ability to juggle multiple concurrent high-priority projects while meeting deadlines, being a team player, and seeking continuous improvement
  • Highly collaborative team approach to work with a proactive orientation towards gathering voice-of-the-customer to design and deliver impactful solutions
  • Demonstrates a natural curiosity around business results and insights while consistently identifying ways to improve data management governance and processes, reporting capabilities, and stakeholder communication
  • Outstanding academic credentials and problem solving skills with a record of accomplishment and excellence
  • Excellent individual initiative and objective-oriented drive with strong propensity for attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt and excel in a fast-paced environment with high energy and positive mindset


 The budgeted range starts at $100,000-$120,00 + 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 


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. 

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 338616

Nearest Major Market: Denver