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Senior Manager, Accounts Payable

Date:  May 27, 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 Procurement 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 supply chain value opportunities! We are building a balanced hard-working team that will develop talent and prioritize career growth through accelerated opportunities and progression. This is an opportunity to join the Procurement team at a critical inflection point and shape how we bring value into the future!

Job Summary

The Senior Manager, Accounts Payable is responsible for driving value focusing on process standardization, optimization, automation, and digitization. This role reports to the Director – P2P, Advancement & Analytics and is based in Vail Resorts' Broomfield, Colorado headquarters. This Senior Manager is integral in providing business leadership to continue supporting the reimagining of the Accounts Payable function to drive process transformation in our transactional processing activities. Duties include but are not limited to managing the efficiency of our invoice and payment processing, P-Card strategy, vendor account reconciliations, and communications with vendors and internal key business partners. The ideal candidate will have experience with implementing AP automation technology solutions and be well versed in lean six sigma and process optimization, with a strong understanding of full cycle procure to pay.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the leading Vail Resorts accounts payable operations
  • Standardize and optimize P2P processes, policies and technology enablement to support our various lines of business
  • Find opportunities across Procure to Pay to facilitate process optimization, resource efficiency and automation opportunities
  • Act as a point of escalation for Accounts Payable and business process owners to ensure timely remediation of issues
  • Partner with relevant business partners from various departments, including operations, IT, Accounting and Tax, to lead change management initiatives
  • Act as the champion for process improvement initiatives and investments
  • Develop and report Key Performance Indicators on SLA’s with a focus on providing the highest quality service as well as openness to the internal customers
  • Plan and supervise multiple projects simultaneously to ensure deliverables meet business objectives
  • Maintain a controlled process environment, ensure timely completion of tasks, identify and mitigate risk in processes, such as prepare and review monthly reconciliations and journal entries
  • Ensure compliance to Vail Resorts’ internal control framework
  • Develops leadership skills in others by coaching, mentoring, knowledge sharing and reinforcing best practices
  • Demonstrate positive and professional demeanor towards staff, co-workers, internal and external customers, and management

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain, Engineering; MBA, MAcc, or MS strongly preferred
  • 10+ years of proven experience in procurement and/or accounts payables, with validated examples in the continuous improvement and process optimization space
  • 5+ years leadership/management experience leading a highly efficient team
  • Outstanding analytical skills with the 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 “story” and form recommendations.
  • 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 a high performing professional team.


Preferred skills:

  • High intellect and ambition.
  • 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 experience with Coupa, PeopleSoft is a plus



The budgeted range starts at $90,000 - $113,000 + 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 career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at 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 302911

Nearest Major Market: Denver