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VIAD Revenue Accountant in Denver, Colorado

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, tours and travel products. Today, 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 Canada in Vancouver, B.C., plus FlyOver Iceland and Sky Lagoon in Reykjavik.

The company is executing an aggressive growth strategy, expanding into multiple geographies and iconic locations that enjoy perennial visitor demand. Our focus is to bolster the talent on our leadership team, provide a great place to work and deliver world-class results. We want to strengthen and improve our culture and operations to deliver the best possible employee and guest experiences. We will work hard to refine and execute our strategic plan for the expansion of the business, accelerate profitable revenue growth through strategic capital deployment, drive strong organic growth of our existing businesses, and acquire unique and complementary businesses. We will work effortlessly to build a strong entrepreneurial, fun and rewarding culture for our team members.

The Revenue Accountant (“RA”) owns all local revenue accounting functions and has responsibility for the accuracy of daily cash reports and bank reconciliations. The RA is an important partner to the overall Pursuit Finance & Accounting team and the local operational teams they are supporting as the first line of defense against accounting inconsistencies and irregularities. Partnership with the local Financial Analyst and the shared services Accounting team is critical in efforts to ensure diligence in processes, review and controls where appropriate and being able to adapt and correct course, as needed.

In addition, the RA plays a key role working with Finance and IT to develop new financial and operational reporting tools and leveraging new systems and platforms as they are deployed within the organization. This includes data validation, process improvements, problem-solving and any other troubleshooting as needed.

The RA is responsible to drive continuous improvement across people, processes and technologies relating to revenue accounting operations. At times, this may involve special project work or deep dives into specific areas of concern and will likely involve partnership with accounting colleagues in other geographies to help drive overall process consistency across Pursuit.

Essential Duties:

  • Lead revenue accounting for assigned geography

  • Assist with financial and operational reporting from POS and other key systems

  • Prepare accounting entries related to the month-end close process

  • Perform account reconciliations for revenue, asset and liability accounts

  • Responsible for oversight of cash handling and daily cash balancing

  • Support and train local staff accountants in applicable accounting and control functions

  • Lead local maintenance of and adherence to generally accepted accounting standards

  • Effectively support multiple levels of operations including location managers, department managers and other members of leadership

  • Provide support for special projects and perform other duties as assigned

  • Accounting or general business-related Bachelor’s degree (finance, economics, hotel/restaurant management), or equivalent work experience preferred

  • 1-3 years of accounting experience at various levels preferred

  • Related Experience preferred in the following areas

  • Hotel/restaurant management

  • Financial planning

  • Revenue audit

  • General ledger accounting

  • AP/AR

  • Solid oral, written communication skills

  • Strong computer/systems experience and skills

  • Ability to effectively multi-task and handle large volumes of work in a precise and efficient manner.

  • Ability to communicate in a way that fosters strong, professional working relationships

  • Strong curiosity and process improvement drive

  • Sense of urgency

  • Ability to grow, adapt and change as needed to meet the needs of the business

  • Willingness to work together as a team to improve outcomes

This list describes at a high level what this role does, 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. This job is based in Denver, Colorado and current, legal ability to work in the U.S. is required.

Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Job ID # (iCIMS): 2021-16939

External Company URL: http://www.viad.com/

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