Hospitality Accounting Manager - Managed Properties

Date:  Jun 5, 2024

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts Corporate
Shift Type:  Year Round


Our mission is to create the Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, create the Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We own and operate the most renowned destination resorts in the world as well as regional and local ski areas outside major cities, and connect them all through one unrivaled network. We are looking for ambitious leaders, innovators and creators to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!


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).


Job Summary 

The Manager of Hospitality Accounting is an integral part of the overall day-to-day financial and accounting oversight for 3rd party owned hotels operated by Vail Resorts via Hotel Management Agreements.  The position reports to the Senior Manager of 3rd Party Financial Shared Services and works in concert with each hotel operational team and centralized accounting/finance to ensure a timely and accurate close of 3rd party books, while providing financial insight to the Senior Manager and Director of Hospitality Finance.  This job requires the ability to meet deadlines, keen attention to detail, act as an agent of change for process improvements, enthusiastic team player with a can-do attitude, and a strong work ethic.  


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: The Hythe, Vail
  • The budgeted range starts at $74,100 - $96,465 + annual bonus. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time, Year Round
  • Other Specifics: Onsite 5 days per week


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the monthly accounting close process working with stakeholders across the organization
  • Communicate with hospitality field operators on a regular basis to gather information and provide insight on financial results and market trends   
  • Month-end closing journal entries
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Manage two employees who support centralized billing and revenue audit
  • Assist with producing monthly financial packages for 3rd party hotel owners
  • Monthly Sales Tax Filings
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders across the organization
  • Liaison with 3rd party owners and Vail Resort’s shared service center relating to ad hoc requests and problem resolution
  • Ability and willingness to gain working knowledge of multiple hotel PMS systems to support billing and audit functions
  • Managed Hotel Properties this position supports: 90% The Hythe at Vail, 10% The Gravity Haus at Breckenridge
  • Other daily duties as assigned 


Job Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will possess strong accounting/finance knowledge, communication skills, problem-solving abilities, systems skills and a proven understanding of the month end close cycle
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years accounting experience
  • Professional accreditations strongly preferred (CPA, CMA or Master’s), but not required
  • PeopleSoft experience - preferred
  • Strong understanding of varying types of Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Previous exposure to inter-company accounting and cash management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Marriott experience preferred
  • Previous experience using Hotel Property Management systems (Lightspeed preferred)


The expected Total Compensation for this role is $74,100 - $96,465 + annual bonus. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.

Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development

Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


Please note that the ability to work in person or off-site, 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 or off-site 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  501682
Reference Date: 06/04/2024 
Job Code Function: Accounting 
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