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FP&A Senior Analyst (Remote)

Date:  Jan 11, 2023

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: 

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 Analyst 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.  This role will report to the Senior Finance Manager and will also work closely with the Senior Director of SG&A Finance. 


Job Specifications:

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


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
    • Develop standardized processes and policies across the SG&A team to drive efficiencies in forecasting and budget cycles
    • Update and maintain documentation on process improvements which drive repeatable efficient processes.
    • Create innovative and impactful analyses, tools, processes and procedures to facilitate and monitor business performance
    • Generate useful financial models that empower decision making support to business partners across the organization
    • Partner with leadership teams to develop comprehensive annual operating and capital budgets
    • Conduct post-mortem analysis on 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


Job Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience (or 1-2 years with MBA or other graduate degree) in finance or accounting
  • Bachelor’s Degree required 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
  • Experience with VBA, Alteryx a plus


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
  • Curiosity to learn new systems and tools to create new business processes as needed
  • 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 expected pay range is $74,100 - $96,465 + annual bonus.  This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.

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 


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!  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.


*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 490302