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Principal Analyst FP&A

Date: Feb 12, 2019

Location: Stevens Pass, WA, 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.

Job Summary:

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 Prin. Analyst of Financial Planning & Analysis is the key finance leadership role at Steven’s Pass, responsible for driving budget planning processes (capital and expense), business management and will be the primary financial control function at the resort.  The role will work closely with the central Broomfield team to ensure accurate reporting, forecasting and process alignment.  The position is located at Steven’s Pass and reports to the Sr. Director of Finance for Park City, Stevens Pass and Urban resorts. 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Execute on the core financial planning processes of budgeting, forecasting and financial reviews with the Steven’s Pass resort team in partnership with the Mountain Finance team in Broomfield
  • Ensure accurate daily and monthly reporting, including tracking transaction and sales detail reports to verify data and financial reporting accuracy
  • Serve on the Resort’s Senior Leadership team supporting the strategic priorities of the Resort
  • 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 Resort senior team members and recommendations on business management  
  • Partner with the resort team to ensure financial discipline and expense management
  • Produce financial analysis to aid in critical business decision-making at the resort
  • Anticipate changes in the business and advise on efficiencies and improvements
  • Continuously look to improve financial accuracy and financial business knowledge within the resort
  • Proactively communicate with managers, the COO and the Mountain Finance team with ideas and recommendations
  • Work closely with line of business leaders to support operations and drive profitability
  • Assure accounting practices are followed by all managers
  • Juggle multiple priorites, be comfortable with change, take initiative, work within tight deadlines



4+ years experience (or 1-2 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
  • Exceptional analytical skills and financial acumen
  • Expertise in quantitative analysis and presentation to drive business insights
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous simultaneous priorities
  • Outstanding problem solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • High energy and the ability to work highly independently
  • 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 160510

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