Director of Mountain Finance - Breckenridge

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 and senior leadership team, along with the larger enterprise-wide Mountain and Corporate Finance teams in Broomfield.


The Director of Finance €“ Breckenridge role is a key member of the resort senior leadership team and leads the resort financial planning processes (capital and operating) and drives profitable growth through financial discipline and business insights.  The role is located at Breckenridge and reports to the Sr. Director of Finance in Broomfield that oversees Colorado, Utah and the central FP&A support team. 

Primary responsibilities:


  • Leads the core financial planning processes at the resort (strategic planning, annual capital budget, annual operating budget, and monthly forecasts)

  • Ensures strong financial controls and process compliance at the resorts

  • Provides resort level financial analysis for the COO's and business managers to aid in real-time and longer-term strategic decision making processes

  • Leads and develops the finance team at the resort

  • Ensures close business partnership with the operational teams

  • Owns the Vail Mountain financial forecasts and budgets to ensure there is alignment on priorities and business outlook

  • Work closely with line of business leaders to support operations and drive profitability - Identifies areas of improvement and opportunities at the resort and proactively communicates with managers, COO's and Mountain Finance team with recommendations

  • Supports key finance and/or resort strategic projects and initiatives to drive process improvement and deliver deeper insights on critical business decisions

  • Continuously look to improve financial accuracy and financial business knowledge within the resort

  • Active member of the Senior Leadership Team at the resort

  • Exemplifies strong leadership competencies of Re-Imagine, Out Front, Drive, Develop, Connect and Passion




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 www.vailresortscareers.com
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 162208

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