Senior Tax Manager

Date:  Nov 10, 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:

This position is responsible for ensuring Vail Resorts Inc. and all of its subsidiaries maintain in compliance with all taxing jurisdictions tax laws for all income taxes. This position will work as part of a greater team charged with the responsible for all aspects of income tax accounting, compliance, and audits.


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Corporate
  • Expected Pay Range: $111,900 - $160,000 + annual bonus 
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Skill Level: Advanced


Job Responsibilities:

  • Compliance Management (30%)
    • Oversee all aspects of the income tax compliance;
    • Ensure the corporate foreign, federal and state corporate income tax returns are accurately  prepared/reviewed and timely filed;
    • Review all partnership federal and state returns, ensure accuracy for filing;
    • Review foreign income tax returns;
    • Review all federal and foreign income tax payments, including extensions and estimates;
    • Oversee all documentation, implementation, and accounting for all income tax processes are in accordance with SOX controls, ensuring all controls are being followed and documented;
    • Participate in special projects related to income tax issues.
  • Provision calculations (30%)
    • Oversee all aspects of the income tax accounting and controls process;
    • Work with the Senior Director – Tax on all ASC 740 analysis including provision to return, interim, year-end calculations, and stand-alone provisions;
    • Ensure law changes are timely incorporated into the tax provision model to reflect to appropriate tax provision calculation;
  • Provide tax technical support (20%)
    • Manage all federal and state income tax audits;
    • Oversee all sales and use tax audits;
    • Support other areas in the company requiring tax guidance, including but not limited to sales and use, personal property, real estate, payroll, compensation and benefits, 1099 reporting, etc.
    • Research and document relevant tax laws regarding positions taken on tax returns;
    • Identify risks, obstacles and issues, recommend solutions and work with management to resolve escalated issues;
    • Support internal teams by providing subject matter expertise and informal training to the team;
    • Proactively pursue professional development activities (attending training, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, etc.).
  • Forecasting and Planning (10%)
    • Prepare periodic forecasts of taxable income, tax expense, and cash taxes payable;
    • Assist with all tax planning, including working with third parties to design, execute, and measure tax planning strategies; and,
    • Assist with all acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, restructuring, etc.
  • Mentoring, leading, and developing staff (10%)
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required;
  • CPA license, Master’s Degree in Tax, LLM, or JD is preferred;
  • Ten plus years Corporate Income tax experience, ideally a combination of public accounting and large publically trade multinational/multistate corporate experience;
  • Must have experience filing GILTI, FDII, Foreign information reporting (Forms 5471, 8865, 8858), FTC, and CbCR
  • Advanced understanding and experience with FAS 109/ASC 740; domestic and international issues;
  • Knowledgeable in generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Advanced analytical skills;
  • Must be highly motivated and communicate in a highly professional and articulate manner verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to manage multiple complex assignments;
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Knowledge of public accounting, the U.S. tax systems, and tax compliance law.



The expected Total Compensation for this role is $111,900 - $160,000 + 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  498449
Reference Date: 10/06/2023 
Job Code Function: Accounting