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Senior Manager of Technical Accounting and SOX Compliance

Date:  Nov 19, 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 Senior Manager of Technical Accounting and SOX Compliance will be an integral team member of the Corporate Accounting leadership team and report to the Director of Technical Accounting and SOX Compliance. This individual will be heavily involved in researching and applying technical accounting literature to complex transactions. This individual will also support the execution of the company’s SOX Compliance strategy by assisting in the management of the company’s SOX program, including making meaningful contribution to the design and implementation of controls and tracking compliance metrics.


Job Specifications:

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


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead accounting literature research and apply technical standards to complex business issues and transactions.
  • Lead research and preparation of position papers and policy memos documenting conclusions.
  • Stay abreast of existing and emerging financial accounting and reporting principles and assessing their applicability to Vail Resorts.
  • Educate accounting and finance staff on accounting changes and regulatory requirements, due diligence support and purchase accounting for new acquisitions and complete special projects as assigned.
  • Maintain strong working relationships and coordination with Vail Resorts’ financial reporting team to ensure high quality financial reporting
  • Establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with internal stakeholder groups to understand the business and ensure timely and accurate exchange of information.
  • Develop of enterprise policies that facilitate a strong internal control environment.
  • Contribute to the preparation of information essential to the understanding and assessment of internal controls, including risk and control matrices, process narratives and/or flowcharts of processes
  • Assist in the training and development of operations personnel to support compliance with established processes and controls
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or a related business field.
  • MBA or Masters of Science Degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline strongly preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required
  • Six to eight years of experience in public accounting, an accounting role with a large public company, or combination of both. Experience auditing the internal control over financial reporting of publicly traded companies strongly preferred.
  • Self-starter with a drive for excellence, ability to build strong working relationships and motivate others to achieve their best performance.
  • Expert technical accounting knowledge (U.S. GAAP required, IFRS desired), SEC regulations and internal controls.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and project management skills.
  • A service-oriented individual that continually challenges the status quo and focuses on continuous improvement.
  • Proven track record for successful completion of accounting guidance-related projects, preferably a demonstrated ability to lead implementation efforts associated with new accounting standards.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments dynamic and changing environment
  • Ability to lead, work independently, and work in a team environment.
  • Be detail-oriented and have highly proficient skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.


The budgeted range starts at $89,100 - $115,000 + 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 485268