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Senior Director of Mountain FP&A (Remote)

Date:  Mar 3, 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 fully centralized Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team in our corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado, to support a growing company with over 40 resorts in four countries.  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 Sr. Director Mountain FP&A is based (flexible remote work eligible) in the company’s Broomfield, Colorado headquarters and will oversee a team that develops business insights to drive decision-making and commercial action for the Ski and Ride School and Food and Beverage operations of Vail Resorts. This includes financial planning, reporting, forecasting and analysis to support the strategic goals and drive results. This role works closely with senior executives to develop Ski and Ride School and Food and Beverage views of financial results and performance to help drive strategic decision-making, growth objectives and capital allocation. 


Job Specifications:

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Outlet: Corporate
  • Other Specifics: Remote
  • The expected range is $162,700 - $207,830 + annual bonus + equity 

  Job Responsibilities:

  • The individual will lead a team that is focused on the business development of the Ski and Ride School and F&B ancillary lines of business through strong partnerships with commercial stakeholders. The individual will proactively develop enterprise wide LOB analysis, value-add insights and support performance management. The position will focus on:
    • Insight generation through independent analysis and cross-functional information to deliver insights and communicate with strong storytelling. The insights will synthesize and communicate key financial and business issues at an executive-level to drive decision-making with operational executives.
    • Data driven analysis to support decision making, assessments of financial outcomes and in the evaluation of business cases. Analysis will focus on Cross-resort insights to provide long-term strategic insight around trends, benchmarks, and appropriate comparison points.
    • Process optimization – standardize weekly and monthly processes and consolidate regional insights to ensure consistent messaging and storytelling across deliverables. Ensure consistent processes, messaging and output across all deliverables. Leverage technology capabilities to deliver forecasts and budgets at scale.
    • Assess business opportunities and risks with a strong orientation to long-term enterprise value creation.
    • Provide thought leadership and guidance to drive strategic business initiatives for SRS and F&B leadership teams.
    • Lead the financial planning process that focuses on value creation and aligning resources with strategic priorities.
    • Create a high performing team and culture focused on value creation, delivering results, stakeholder influence and leadership development for career progression.
    • Play a critical role as a leader in the Finance organization, bringing an enterprise-level perspective to support the strategic, talent and process improvement efforts across the Finance organization.
    • Lead the FP&A efforts for the Mountain Division, including long term strategic planning, annual operating budgets, forecasting and insights on actual results.
    • Develop and manage internal and external financial communications, including key business presentations to the Executive Team.
    • Lead executive level discussions on strategy, initiatives and special projects, including new business development within the SRS and F&B lines-of-business.


Leadership Qualities:

  • Trusted partner:  The candidate possesses the technical expertise, communication skills and good judgement to provide the senior leadership team with an objective and independent point of view both the division and enterprise. 
  • Leadership and management:  This candidate has a strong track record of leading, developing and motivating a team of high performing finance professionals.  S/he is a brave, passionate and ambitious leader who demonstrates the core tenets of our talent philosophy:
  • Learning agility - Enjoys and excels in environments where he/she must tackle and solve complex strategic business challenges and issues.  Demonstrates an ability to flexibly integrate the newest ideas, technologies, and approaches to business with strong intellectual and data-driven rigor.
  • Emotional Intelligence – demonstrates the awareness of and ability to shape her/his impact on the team, and a wide range of stakeholders, to achieve ambitious goals.
  • Ambition – demonstrates the drive to expand leadership responsibility and overcome obstacles to achieve a bigger impact in an increasingly competitive environment.


 Job Qualifications:

  • Outstanding academic credentials; Bachelor’s degree required; MBA, graduate finance degree and/or CFA strongly preferred.
  • 10+ years’ experience in leading teams with financial planning and analysis responsibilities
  • Outstanding analytical skills with 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 significant experience working with CFO, senior executives and third party clients.


The expected range is $162,700 - $207,830 + annual bonus + equity.  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 492505