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Director of Mountain Finance Northeast

Date: Jan 19, 2019

Location: Ludlow, VT, US

Company: Vail Resorts

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 most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

The Finance Team is committed to Building Leaders and Driving Value.  The Mountain Finance team drives 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 Mountain Finance team works closely with the resort COO/GM and business managers, along with the larger enterprise-wide Mountain and Corporate Finance teams in Broomfield.


The Director of Mountain Finance - Northeast will lead the budget planning processes (capital and expense), business management and financial controls for the Northeast region.  The role will work closely with the central Broomfield team to ensure accurate reporting, forecasting and process alignment.  The position is located at Okemo and reports to the Sr. Director of Finance - Tahoe and Northeast. 


Primary responsibilities:

  • Lead the core financial planning processes of budgeting, forecasting and financial reviews with the Northeast resort teams in partnership with the Mountain Finance team in Broomfield
  • Serve on the Resort’s Senior Leadership team at Okemo supporting the strategic priorities of the Resort
  • Develop and lead two direct report team members and have a leadership role on the overall Mountain finance team
  • Ensure financial controls are in place for financial reporting accuracy across the region
  • Provide variance commentary to central Mountain Finance team on Monthly Financial results, forecasting considerations and action items for follow-up with the resort team
  • Review weekly and monthly financial results with the regional leadership team with business insights and recommendations on business management  
  • Partner with the regional resort teams to ensure financial discipline and expense management
  • Anticipate changes in the business and execute on continuous improvement areas
  • Continuously look to improve financial accuracy and financial business knowledge within the resort
  • Work closely with line of business leaders to support operations and drive profitability
  • Juggle multiple priorities, be comfortable with change, take initiative, work within tight deadlines



8+ years of experience (or 4 years with MBA or other graduate degree) in finance or accounting with demonstrated success in financial modeling and analysis.   The ideal candidate would have experience in financial planning and analysis functions, including annual budget, capital budgeting, long-term strategic planning and resource allocation processes.

Additionally the ideal candidate should be / have:

  • Brave, Ambitious and Passionate
  • Strong leadership development skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills and financial acumen
  • Expertise in quantitative analysis and presentation to drive business insights
  • Excellent individual initiative and objective-oriented drive
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous simultaneous priorities
  • Strategic, organized and outstanding problem solving skills
  • Highly collaborative team approach to work
  • Ability to adapt to and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • 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 160834

Nearest Major Market: Hanover

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