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Analyst Internal Audit (Remote)

Date:  Nov 21, 2022

Remote, Remote, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

As a leading mountain resort operator with over 40 resorts in sixteen states and four countries. We exist to create an Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, provide and Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We are looking for leaders, innovators, creators, and ambitious professionals to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!


Many of our Corporate function teams can now live and work in any of the states in which Vail Resorts currently operates* – enabling flexible remote work alongside a commitment to building and maintaining strong culture both in person and virtually. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you. Find your purpose with us at


Job Summary:

As the 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:

  • Executing risk-based assurance and advisory engagements across various areas of the business.
  • Testing internal controls over financial reporting to support management’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance efforts.
  • Developing and implementing initiatives that help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the department.


Job Specifications:

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Outlet: Corporate
  • Other Specifics: Remote


Job Responsibilities:

  • Audit Knowledge
    • Capable of assessing the effectiveness of internal controls – assessing whether the controls are properly designed, implemented and working effectively.
    • Uses understanding of IT controls and IT control frameworks to evaluate IT controls across core business processes, requiring some guidance from dedicated IT auditors.
  • Business Knowledge
    • Performs audits across a wide range of areas to build cross-functional knowledge. Confirms audit findings are relevant and appropriate by considering the key processes and considerations of business functions and what is required of them, to achieve their mandate.
    • Understands business ethics and fraud concepts.
  • Core Auditing Skills
    • Contributes to the planning and execution of specific audits. Is able to 1) identify objectives, risks and controls, 2) select audit tests based on the effectiveness of risk management and control, 3) identify weaknesses and / or any instances of over-control, and 4) contribute to providing an opinion and conducting follow-up as necessary.
    • Identifies the root cause of an issue.
    • Can identify improvement opportunities in business processes during audit engagements.
    • Understands the principles of identifying, assessing, and ranking risk.
  • Technical Skills
    • Identifies relevant data sources, systems, owners, and data types that should be evaluated for potential data analytics opportunities.
  • Stakeholder Partnering Skills
    • Applies strong communication skills to develop positive client / auditor relationships.  Listens actively to understand others' views. Communicates professionally both in person and in writing.
    • Handles difficult situations with diplomacy and tact. Is able to build trust.
    • Is able to establish and maintain good working relationships with all staff at all levels of the organization.
    • Understands the importance of assessing the relevance of business risks when conducting audit engagements, but sometimes needs support in assessing risks.
  • Development and Personal Commitment Skills
    • Analyzes own strengths and weaknesses and seeks out opportunities to develop.
    • Receptive to changing direction; able to change priorities as needed.
    • 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
    • Actively participates in assurance and advisory engagements, both IT and non-IT, through evaluation of evidence and completion of engagement deliverables.
    • Assists with the evaluation of the design and operating effectiveness of company controls.
    • Performs and documents process walkthroughs, control design assessments, and testing the operating effectiveness of controls.
    • 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.
    • Receives moderate level of guidance and direction, seeking consultation if unclear.
    • SOX control testing including business process and IT general controls.
  • Other duties as assigned.


 Job Qualifications:

  • One (1) to two (2) years of public accounting (i.e. Big 4, other public accounting / consulting firms) experience in 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 another 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 (CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, etc.) or seeking certification a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, programming languages (e.g., SQL), and experience analyzing large datasets.
  • Working knowledge of systems, application controls and IT general controls.


The budgeted range starts at $56,000 - $67,400.  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.  At Vail Resorts, 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.  

*Remote work is currently permitted from British Columbia and the 16 U.S. states in which we currently operate. This includes: California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Please note that the ability to work remotely, 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 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 491018