Share this Job

Principal Analyst: FP&A - Mountain Finance

Apply now »

Date: Mar 7, 2017

Location: Broomfield, CO, US

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's 50 most innovative companies as named by Fast Company, and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Principal Analyst, Mountain Finance Broomfield



The Finance Team is committed to Building Leaders and Driving Value.  The Mountain Finance team performs comprehensive financial planning, forecasting and analysis to enable the company to align its resources with the achievement of its strategic goals - both long term and short term. The team works closely with the resort finance and leadership teams, along with the broader Finance organization in Broomfield.  This position will report to the Director of Mountain Finance and support the major Financial Planning & Analysis functions within the company.


Essential job responsibilities include expertise in the Summer, Ski School and Lift Revenue lines of business in the Mountain segment, specifically as relates to the following:

  • Delivering business insights by:
    • Providing cross-resort comparisons and analytics
    • Analyzing trends in the business to support decision making
    • Evaluating labor and expense margins and cost saving opportunities
  • Execute value-added analysis and decision support for business projects and initiatives
  • Review and own major financial planning processes (operating budget, capital budget, forecasts)
  • Develop finance & business presentations for Mountain leadership, Executive Committee and Board of Directors that can effectively summarize materials into key assumptions, risks/opportunities and decision points
  • Coordinate all aspects of cross-resort reporting, including standardization of materials and ensuring consistency in reporting
  • Assist with the reporting for executive dashboards, business intelligence and other operational analytics




5+ years experience (or 3 years equivalent with MBA or other graduate degree) in finance with demonstrated success in financial modeling and analysis. The ideal candidate should have experience coordinating all financial planning and analysis functions, including annual budget, capital budgeting, long-term strategic planning and resource allocation processes.


Additionally the ideal candidate should have:

  • Brave, Ambitious and Courageous
  • Outstanding academic credentials
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent individual initiative and objective-oriented drive
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous simultaneous priorities
  • Outstanding problem solving skills
  • A record of accomplishment and excellence
  • Highly collaborative team approach to work
  • Ability to adapt to and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • High energy and the ability to work highly independently
  • Expertise in quantitative analysis and presentation. High degree of proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint (PeopleSoft also desirable)

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at
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 133056

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Apply now »
Find similar jobs: