Senior Financial Systems Analyst (Remote)

Date:  Sep 18, 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 Broomfield, Colorado corporate headquarters, which supports a fast growing publicly traded company (NYSE: MTN) of 37 best-in-class mountain resorts and regional ski areas across the U.S., Canada and Australia. Our team exists to deliver data-driven insights to support the financial management of Vail Resorts – the leading ski resort operator in the world, generating over $2 billion in revenue and $800 million in EBITDA annually.


The Sr. Financial Systems Analyst, Technology and Governance will operate within a Finance Process Optimization (FPO) team that oversees all tools, reporting, data governance and process management in support of the centralized FP&A organization. The FPO team allows the greater FP&A organization to be more efficient, accurate, and scalable. This role will help the FP&A organization drive results while developing key insights focused around the most critical enterprise wide trends impacting the business. A primary focus of this role will be to drive improvements to optimize our FP&A efforts including being a solutions architect providing thought leadership in designing optimal solutions via the Planful platform.


As finance organizations increasingly rely on cloud-hosted database software, software specific experience and the general skill set to architect scalable FP&A solutions are increasingly in demand and will be for the foreseeable future. This position is a great fit for an individual looking to embrace this trend, who already possess a strong base of corporate finance experience, and who excels with designing and absorbing existing driver-based planning models. A successful candidate will be someone who has a demonstrated history of process improvement and curiosity by applying new technologies or methodologies to improve or reimagine current processes.  


Job Specifications:  

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


Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the delivery, maintenance and continuous improvement of a centralized best-in-class Planning solution.
  • Support execution of:
    • All planning and reporting processes necessary for the enterprise
    • All financial reporting leveraged to drive insight by the FP&A teams
  • Learn the Planful technology as used in Vail Resorts at a proficient level to be able to provide new ideas, challenge the status quo and help make our team best in class
  • This is a hands on role that requires understanding of multi-dimensional database architecture and meticulous attention to detail combined with a passion for process improvement through continuous learning and experimentation.
  • Leadership qualities:
    • Demonstrated track record of high performance.
    • Leads by example, possesses a strong work ethic, is collaborative, and embraces a passion and results driven leadership model.
    • Self-aware and maintains authentic humility; possesses high energy, drive and an ability to execute; is flexible, agile and can adapt quickly in a rapid-paced environment.
  • Approach and behavior—cultural characteristics:
    • Highly collaborative team approach to work with a proactive orientation towards gathering voice-of-the-customer to design and deliver impactful solutions
    • 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 equally comfortable leveraging his/her capabilities to work independently.
    • Strong learning agility.  Enjoys and excels in environments where he/she must tackle and solve new and increasingly complex strategic business challenges and issues—incorporating the newest ideas, technologies, and approaches to business.
    • A brave, ambitious, and passionate leader who is comfortable in his/her own skin while also demonstrating a high level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.


Job Requirements:

  • Outstanding academic credentials; Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related field.
  • 3+ years’ experience working in finance, accounting, business operations, consulting, or related environment with success in financial modeling and analysis
  • Advanced Excel
  • Experience executing core FP&A processes, including annual budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience with Enterprise Planning Software preferred (i.e., reporting and planning tools like Planful/Host Analytics, Anaplan, Adaptive Planning, Essbase, etc.)



The expected Total Compensation for this role is $74,100 - $96,465 + 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  497997
Reference Date: 09/14/2023 
Job Code Function: Finance