Pursuit

Finance Manager

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(09/22/2022 3:57 PM)
Location : City
Columbia Falls
Employment Type
Regular Full Time
Wage (Gross)
USD $90,000.00/Yr.
Job ID # (iCIMS)
2022-21060

What will you do in this job?

  • Lead assembly of the annual operating plan and annual capital plan for Pursuit’s Glacier Park Collection and Alaska Collection, working closely with Finance and Operations leadership 
  • Drive the monthly reforecasting process with a strong focus on forecast accuracy while avoiding surprises and unplanned variances 
  • Provide strong support for the month-end close process, partnering with accounting, payroll and business operators across geographies and business segments 
  • Underwrite proposed growth capital investments, including development of qualitative and quantitative business cases, return on investment analysis and present investment proposals to internal stakeholders for consideration and approval 
  • Provide thoughtful and insightful ad hoc analysis to the business on an as-needed basis to address a variety of timely and impactful business challenges as they arise 
  • Maintain the long-range financial plan for Alaska and Montana as well as a robust multi-year outlook for maintenance capital needs by property 
  • Take a leadership role in the integration of new businesses and/or hospitality experiences as part of Pursuit’s Refresh Build Buy growth strategy 

What skills and experience do you need for this job?

KEY SKILLS FOR SUCCESS 

  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in finance or accounting 
  • Experience overseeing a wide array of departmental P&Ls, both revenue and cost centers, with frequent direct interaction with the business owners of each 
  • Ability to accurately execute planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities at both a macro level and at a granular account-level detail  
  • Familiarity with the assembly of qualitative and quantitative business cases to support investment in new initiatives and guest-facing experiences 
  • Ability to communicate financial results, projections, variances and plans effectively in both Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Experience working in close collaboration with accounting on the month-end close cycle, researching and diagnosing root causes of variances, identifying required reclasses and corrective entries where appropriate 

 

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS 

  • Exceptionally strong financial acumen 
  • Orientation to business partnership and collaboration with teammates spanning a variety of business functions and responsibilities, with an open style that lends itself to building relationships, listening, communicating clearly, and creating a collegial environment 
  • Operates with a strong sense of urgency, consistently striving to deliver actionable financial information to decision-makers as quickly and accurately as possible 
  • Demonstrates a clear courage and willingness to lead and to share the “gift of financial literacy” with non-financial operators, taking the time to explain concepts and best practices in sound financial management  
  • Possesses a natural curiosity to understand the story behind the numbers, a willingness to challenge the status quo and desire to improve process efficiency and effectiveness 
  • Leads by example and always with sound judgement and integrity; communicates with a high degree of intellectual honesty 
  • Very high sense of self-awareness, being resourceful, resilient, and adaptable, while knowing when to ask for help when needed 
  • Ability to mentor and develop the next generation of Finance leaders at Pursuit 

 

Travel between Denver, Alaska, Montana or to other Pursuit geographies will be required.  At times, the nature of this position may require work to be performed at nonstandard hours and weekends.   
 
This list describes at a high level what this job requires, but no job description can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up.  Pursuit reserves the right to adjust, reduce, add, or change job tasks as needed for the success of the business. To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job.  Current, legal ability to work in the U.S. and travel into Canada is required. 

What will your work environment be like?

Pursuit is a global attractions and hospitality company that connects guests and staff to iconic places through unforgettable and inspiring experiences and strives to become the world’s leading provider of iconic attractions and hospitality experiences. Pursuit generates revenue and shareholder value as one of two business units operated by Viad, an S&P SmallCap 600 international experiential services company, traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol VVI. 

  

Pursuit delivers rich travel experiences to the global market through our unique hotels and lodges, recreational attractions, retail, food and beverage, sightseeing tours, and travel products. The company enjoys strong perennial demand with operations in or adjacent to Banff, Jasper and Waterton Lakes National Parks in Canada, Glacier, Denali, and Kenai Fjords National Parks in the United States and in Reykjavik, Iceland.  Pursuit’s FlyOver attractions include locations in Vancouver, B.C., Reykjavik, Las Vegas, Nevada and, anticipated in 2024, in Chicago, IL. Through its Refresh Build Buy strategy, Pursuit is continuing its growth trajectory into new iconic locations around the world. 

 

Motivate, Lead, Inspire. 

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