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Manager of Payroll Tax & Accounting (Remote)

Date:  Sep 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:

The Manager, Payroll Tax and Accounting is charged with leading all aspects of payroll and employment tax reporting, payments, and accounting for the company and all of its US and Canadian entities.  Ensures compliance with federal, state and local payroll and employment tax laws as well as compliance with GAAP and SOX requirements.  Stays current on legislative actions impacting payroll and employment taxation.  Manages relationships with third party vendors.  Leads a team of tax/accounting analysts and specialists, providing mentorship, coaching and overall professional development


Job Specifications:

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


Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely and accurate payment and journalization of all federal, state, and local payroll taxes
  • Lead the preparation and filing of federal, state, and local payroll tax returns
  • Oversee timely completion of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Advises the research and analysis of general ledger reconciliations
  • Ensure timely completion of all payroll-related financial transactions per the month-end close calendar
  • Maintain relationships with internal partners as subject matter expert including, but not limited to: Corporate Accounting and Accounting Shared Services, Benefits, Legal, HR Compliance, HRT, HR Service Delivery, PeopleConnect and HRBPs
  • Manage, develop, coach direct reports
  • Special/Ad-hoc projects as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 5+ years of managing multi-state payroll tax filings
  • Solid understanding of and ability to interpret payroll and employment tax laws, internal payroll operating systems, and payroll tax software
  • Strong accounting/finance knowledge, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities
  • Proficient to intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience in PeopleSoft – preferred


The budgeted range starts at $89,100 - $121,305 + 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.  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 471968