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  • Finance Manager

    Job Locations CA-AB-Banff
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/30/2018 2:51 PM)
    Job ID # (iCIMS)
    2018-12246
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Posting Categories
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    We wake every day to greet glaciers, mountain peaks and turquoise lakes. At Pursuit, we live the dream. We’re united by an intrinsic love of exploring that can’t be confined by physical borders. Together, Pursuit team members and guests create inspiring memories they’ll share with their friends and families for years to come. It’s all about sharing our amazing destinations. 

    We have gathered a collection of adventure travel experiences, each of them thoughtfully united by their power to inspire and invigorate. As a brand, Pursuit weaves elements of wonder and amazement across our range of awe-inspiring experiences. 

    • Our Vision is to be the world’s leading provider of experiential adventure travel.
    • Our Mission is to connect guests and staff to iconic places through unforgettable, inspiring experiences. 

    Pursuit connects guests and staff to iconic places through unforgettable and inspiring experiences and strives to become the world’s leading provider of experiential adventure travel.  Pursuit delivers rich travel experiences to the global market in iconic destinations through its unique hotels and lodges, recreational attractions, ground transportation services, retail, food and beverage, sightseeing and travel products.  The company enjoys strong perennial demand with operations in or adjacent to Banff, Jasper and Waterton Lakes National Parks in Canada and Glacier and Denali National Parks in the United States in addition to FlyOver locations in Vancouver, B.C. and Reykjavik, Iceland.

    Responsibilities

    Pursuit is executing on an aggressive growth strategy and seeks to bolster the talent and capability of its Finance team in Banff, Alberta, Canada by hiring a bright, seasoned and ambitious Finance Manager.  The Finance Manager will lead all aspects of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) for the Banff Jasper Collection and as such, will be uniquely-positioned to become a key player in the execution of the company’s growth.  

     

    The Finance Manager will oversee assembly of the geography’s annual operating plan, capital investment plan and monthly financial forecasts, working closely with the broader Finance and Accounting team based in Denver, Colorado and divisional leadership and operational teams in Banff and Jasper.  He or she will participate in the monthly financial cycle, providing timely and accurate insights related to month-end close and post-close variance analysis.  In addition to these cyclical duties, the Finance Manager will oversee and deliver on multiple concurrent ad hoc analyses as needed by the business and will take a leadership role in the creation and presentation of investment proposals for refresh, build and buy opportunities centered on driving company growth and/or operational improvement.

     

    Responsibilities;

     

    • Become deeply ingrained in the operations of the Banff Jasper Collection and advise operations teams on matters pertaining financial management, operational and margin improvement and achievement of short and long-term planning objectives
    • Serve as a trusted business advisor on issues ranging from operations enhancement to the financial integration of newly-acquired operations
    • Lead a team of Financial Analysts, providing day-to-day direction while maintaining focus on coaching, promotion of the Pursuit culture, continuous improvement and talent development
    • Ensure that divisional leadership, operations and shared services teams are provided with accurate and timely financial information to drive accountability and to facilitate rapid and effective decision-making
    • Enhance the existing financial and operational reporting capability by developing an integrated framework that uses metrics and KPIs that benchmark, measure and assess performance against financial targets and that serves as an early warning system on potential risks and improvement opportunities
    • Establish strong relationships and credibility with the President, Vice President of Operations and senior leadership team of the Banff Jasper Collection
    • Maintain relentless focus on timely, transparent and insightful communication with the VP of Finance, located in Denver

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • 6+ years of progressive experience in Finance and/or FP&A, preferably including time in a publicly-traded, multi-geography resort, travel or recreation company
    • Excel at building relationships and working on teams across multiple levels of an organization, particularly with senior business leaders, line of business executives and other high-level professionals
    • Display an ability and affinity for leadership, managing teams and developing talent
    • Demonstrate a knack for data, including governance, structure, presentation and ability to leverage technology as it applies to financial planning, accounting and ERP systems
    • Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, business or economics; CFA certification and/or MBA degree preferred
    • Show deep intellectual curiosity in learning about the business beyond “just the numbers”
    • A hands-on, diplomatic and engaging style with superior execution skills that bring rigor and discipline to processes and an orientation to drilling down into details and asking questions until satisfied
    • Articulate communicator with an ability to be crisp and concise and deliver messages with confidence and authority in an atmosphere where candor and directness are the norm
    • Ability to process information quickly and make decisions with fact-based logic and sound reasoning
    • Maintain composure under pressure and tight deadlines while being resilient, adaptable and flexible to change

    Work Environment

    • This position will be based out of our Support Services offices in Banff, Alberta 

    EEO Information

    Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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