Vail Resorts Principal Financial Analyst - SG&A in Broomfield, Colorado

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 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 SG&A Finance team works closely with the CFO and all of the Executive Committee members of the Company to drive business insight to aid in strategic decision making. This high-visibility position has a high degree of accountability and reports to the Director of SG&A Finance and supports the financial processes and reporting for the SG&A finance function and key Executive Committee stakeholders.

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Leads the planning and forecasting rhythms (long term strategic planning, annual capital budget, annual operating budget, and monthly forecasts) for respective areas.

  • Partner with key stakeholders within the organization to drive process improvement and timely and accurate reporting.

  • Provides financial analysis that delivers insight for business decisions to drive improved enterprise value.

  • Owns the financial forecasts and budgets for respective areas to ensure there is alignment on priorities and business outlook.

  • Contribute to the development of presentations to the Board of Directors and the Vail Resorts Executive Committee.

  • Effectively communicate results and insights in writing or verbally.

  • Play a leadership role in the integration of new planning and reporting technologies for more efficient and effective business analysis.


  • 5+ years of experience in finance

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (MBA preferred), preferably in Finance, Accounting or a related field

  • Demonstrated success in running core financial processes, models and analytics, and partnering with cross-functional teams across a broad organization.

Additionally the ideal candidate should be / have:

  • Brave, Ambitious and Passionate

  • Executive presence, orientation to business partnership and ability to handle difficult conversations with a high-degree of diplomacy; assist the business in achieving their strategic priorities without losing sight of the Finance organization’s mission to Drive Value

  • Ability to zoom in and out of data; he or she is technically proficient and willing to get into the details while maintaining command of the big picture

  • Strong organization, project management, and presentation skills; ability to juggle multiple concurrent high-priority projects while meeting deadlines, being a team player and seeking continuous improvement

  • Demonstrates a natural curiosity around business results and insights while consistently identifying ways to improve processes and communication

  • Outstanding academic credentials and problem solving skills

  • Excellent individual initiative and objective-oriented drive

  • 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

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.


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