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Accounting Manager

Denver, Colorado
Job Type
1 Aug 2022

Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 15 iconic year-round destinations, including the world s largest heli-ski operation, offering the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes. The Ikon Pass connects the most iconic mountains across North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Chile, delivering authentic, memorable snow adventures. Alterra Mountain Company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage, retail, and service businesses.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with destinations across the continent, Alterra Mountain Company is rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company s family of diverse playgrounds spans six U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton and Sugarbush in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Also included in the portfolio is Alpine Aerotech, a worldwide helicopter support and maintenance service center in British Columbia, Canada. Alterra Mountain Company honors each destination s unique character and authenticity and celebrates the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone.

A career with Alterra Mountain Company is more than what you do today; it s being part of creating a community rooted in the spirit of the mountains, united by a passion for adventure, and celebrating the legendary adventures and enduring memories that mountains bring to everyone.


Free Ikon Base Pass for all eligible employees, with additional free skiing + riding privileges across the family of Alterra Mountain Company resorts for all eligible employees and their dependents
Flexible Time Off (FTO) policy for eligible employees to rest, relax and recharge
Generous discounts on outdoor gear, apparel, rental cars, etc.
Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSAs, FSAs, and more
401(k) plan with generous company match
Discounted tuition with partner online university for all Alterra Mountain Company employees to further their education
Paid parental leave of up to 6 weeks for eligible employees
Commuter benefits (Denver employees only)
Brand new Alterra Mountain Company office located in Denver s RiNo Art District neighborhood


Assist in the coordination and supervision of the accounting operations of the Alterra Mountain Company shared services general ledger team through maintaining the overall accounting practices and policies of the Company and relationships with key stakeholders.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.


Assist in planning, implementing and overseeing the overall accounting strategy of Alterra Mountain Company.
Oversee the daily accounting for the Company s various resorts and corporate entities and ensure proper accounting principles, methods, and policies are followed.
Implement policies and procedures for the accounting department which promote a positive work environment and align the department s operations with the company s vision and values.
Maintain or improve upon record retention and process documentation.
Support the development of a motivated, well-trained staff through consistent and constructive performance evaluation on a regular basis.
Participate as the accounting subject matter expert in the rollout and implementation of new modules within Dynamics 365 or other systems with impacts to accounting.
Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with all stakeholders including Resort Accounting teams, Treasury, Financial Reporting and Planning, Marketing, IT, Tax, and Legal.
Participate in and coordinate the hiring process for positions within own department.
Communicates with stakeholders regarding policies and procedures, including changes.
Prepare for and ensure efficient and effective execution of external audits as needed.
Communicate relevant information regarding the Company, our resorts, other departments, etc. in a timely manner to the accounting team.
Special projects as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Hire and train accounting staff.
Motivate/manage/counsel/support/coach accounting team.
Provide feedback to direct reports.
Conduct monthly coaching sessions and bi-annual performance reviews.
Give formal and informal feedback on performance.
Recognize and reward exceptional performance.
Ensure staff upholds and adheres to all company policies and procedures.
Communicate information with staff to ensure knowledge of resort activities, events, and changes.
Motivate and manage the team to ensure a positive team environment.



Strong understanding of US GAAP and experience in applying to various transactions and fact patterns.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of organization.
Performance record should show success working with all levels of management and operating personnel.

Skills & Abilities

Proficient in use of technology, especially Microsoft Office Products. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 or OneStream a plus.
Has strong analytical abilities combined with general accounting knowledge.
Proficient in oral and written communication skills. Is comfortable in speaking to large groups of people.
Ability to work with the accounting and functional groups and senior management to collect, normalize and analyze data for financial reporting.
Ability to empower people, celebrates success, and drive high performance. Develop capabilities of others as a role model, a coach, and a mentor.
Strong interpersonal skills. Able to interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.



BS in Accounting or Finance: CPA and/or MBA preferred


4+ years of experience in public accounting or equivalent industry experience
3+ years of supervisory financial management experience in private industry with proven abilities to work independently and successfully develop a high quality and effective team
Experience with financial system implementations is a plus.

The base salary range below represents the low and high end of the Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term and long-term incentives and many region-specific benefits.

Denver area base salary range: $85,000 - $128,000 per year


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, see, hear, and operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.


Indoor/Outdoor: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to harsh and varying outside weather conditions.

Hazardous Materials/Noise: The noise level in the work place is usually moderate.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that an employee may be required to perform in this position. Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. and its affiliates reserve the right to modify, increase, decrease, suspend, and or eliminate any of the essential duties and/or the position in its entirety.

This job description is not an express or implied contract, guarantee, promise, or covenant of employment for any set term or duration, or for termination only for cause.

Employment with Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. or any of its affiliates is "at will" meaning either party may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without cause and with or without notice.

This position is located in Colorado, and the work is primarily in Denver, CO and, as such, employment in this position is subject to the labor and employment laws of the state of Colorado.

Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces. All employees and candidates are reminded that Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. and its affiliates adhere to all applicable labor and employment laws, and State, County, and City-specific labor and employment regulations, where applicable.
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  • Job Reference: 674027756-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Alterra Mountain Company (HQ)
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent