Senior Analyst - FP&A (Central Reporting)

Date:  Feb 15, 2024
Location: 

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 www.vailresortscareers.com

 

Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is filled (whichever is first).

 

The Vail Resorts Finance Team is committed to Building Leaders and Driving Value.  We leverage a fully centralized Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team in our corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado, to support a growing company of 41 resorts across Australia, Europe, Canada, and the United States with 55,000+ employees.

 

We are transforming our FP&A organization to bring best-in-class insight generation, data-driven decision-making support, and financial management to Vail Resorts – the ski industry’s global leader. Our team will be driven by top-tier talent, state-of-the-art systems and tools, and strategic process management to identify and deliver against the Company’s most significant value opportunities.  

 

​Job Specifications

  • Outlet: Remote
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Year Round / Full Time
  • The budgeted range starts at $75,000 - $95,000 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

 

Job Summary:

  • We are currently hiring a Senior FP&A Analyst to support our Central Reporting organization
  • The Senior Analyst of Central Reporting will be a member focusing on utilizing Vail’s technology investments to improve reporting, data governance, and process management within FP&A.
  • This Analyst will be critical in developing and maintaining reports to drive improvements, optimize Enterprise and Divisional FP&A, and help our Operational Management Leaders across the organization with financial reporting needs.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Enterprise and Divisional FP&A teams in the development of: (i) best-in-class reporting capabilities for enterprise and line-of-business reporting, (ii) automated dashboards for key performance indicators, and (iii) daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting to support C-Level executives, senior leadership teams, and Board of Director (BOD) presentations
  • Understand complex financial systems, data, and infrastructure to operationalize and help govern the Company’s enterprise reporting library, ensuring high data integrity, reporting quality, and timeliness.
  • Build strong operating governance, processes, tools, reports, and relationships to enable quick and proactive response times in a collaborative manner that contributes to the team’s high-performance culture.
  • Support communications to key stakeholders regarding crucial deliverables and timelines for critical enterprise-wide processes that ensure alignment and clarity of specific objectives supporting CFO, EC, COO, and SLT decision-making.
  • Assist with developing best-in-class process and report design, governance, and communications for enterprise reporting and managing and executing change requests from key stakeholder groups.
  • Partner with Enterprise and Divisional FP&A teams to drive process improvement and timely and accurate reporting and analytics.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 3+ years’ experience in Finance, Financial Reporting, and/or Accounting.
  • Experience in report design architecture, emphasizing user perspectives focused on crucial data that decision-makers can digest compellingly using industry-standard Financial systems like Planful or similar reporting and planning tools.
  • Expert in data visualization software (i.e., Tableau) and can build advanced data dashboards that provide decision-makers with information efficiently and effectively.
  • Experience in data preparation processes and creating workflows to extract and feed data to data visualization software is a plus (i.e., Databricks, Tableau Prep, Alteryx, etc.)
  • Demonstrated aptitude and success in financial reporting, data management, process management, and use/development of financial reporting systems to drive efficiency.
  • Experience supporting and coordinating aspects of FP&A processes, including report scoping, building, testing, and implementation, along with template creation supporting the annual operating budgets, capital budgets, and long-term strategic plans.

 

Support execution of:

  • Prioritized reporting development and design focused on insights around significant business drivers.
  • Process management to collaborate with key FP&A partners regarding crucial reports and dashboards to meet timelines for critical deliverables (e.g., daily, monthly, and quarterly reporting).

 

Leadership qualities:

  • Demonstrated track record of high performance in support of senior teams and scalable processes.
  • Leads by example, possesses a strong work ethic, collaborates, and embraces a passion and results-driven leadership model.
  • Self-aware and maintains authentic humility; possesses high energy, drive, and ability to execute; is flexible, agile, and can adapt quickly in a rapid-paced environment.

 

Approach and behavior—cultural characteristics

  • Strong curiosity in tackling complex business problems; dives deeply into the data, relentlessly pursues what it means, and how these insights drive decision-making
  • Comfortable operating in financial systems and spreadsheets and leveraging their capabilities to work independently.
  • Strong learning agility.  Enjoys and excels in environments where they must tackle and solve new and increasingly complex strategic business challenges and issues—incorporating the latest ideas, technologies, and approaches to business.

 

What do you bring to the team?

  • Demonstrate the core tenets of our talent philosophy:
    • High Performance – Consistently deliver strong results with increasingly higher expectations.
    • Learning Agility – Enjoy solving complex strategic business challenges by incorporating new perspectives and solid intellectual and data-driven rigor.
    • Emotional Intelligence – Be aware of how your impact on the team and a wide range of stakeholders supports the enterprise in achieving ambitious goals.
    • Ambition – Desire to expand leadership responsibility and overcome obstacles to achieve a more significant impact in an increasingly competitive environment.
  • Proactive curiosity to solving problems – Ability to dive into deep analysis, relentlessly pursue data insights, and connect those insights to drive decision making.

 

 

The expected Total Compensation for this role is $75,000 - $95,000 + annual bonus. 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) 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  499737
Reference Date: 01/16/2024 
Job Code Function: Finance