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Alaska Collection - Accounting

Financial Analyst



Pursuit is a hospitality and attractions company that 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 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.

We deliver 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., FlyOver Iceland in Reykjavik.  In addition, new attractions coming soon include two FlyOver theater attractions in Las Vegas and Toronto, and a premier oceanfront geothermal lagoon experience near Reykjavik, Iceland - Sky Lagoon. The company is executing an aggressive growth strategy, expanding into multiple geographies and iconic locations that enjoy perennial visitor demand.

We are strengthening and improving our culture, our attractions and our operations to deliver these unforgettable guest and staff 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 tirelessly to build a strong entrepreneurial, fun and rewarding culture for our team members.


Position Summary
This full-time role will serve as a key contributor to the Alaska Collection team by driving financial acumen, efficient processes, and business partnership across the organization.  This position will work alongside the Alaska Senior Leadership team and the Pursuit Finance team to drive insight on current business, new opportunities, and suggest ways to improve financial results.  The financial analyst will have a strong ownership of financial performance with an ability to anticipate and adapt to an ever-changing industry.  This role reports to the Director of Finance with a dotted line to the Vice President, General Manager of the Alaska Collection. 

Primary Responsibilities

/ Ownership of the budget and forecast process for Alaska and long-range planning activities

/ Daily partnership with Alaska operations teams and leadership

/ Maintains efficient labor and expense controls and models

/ Drives consistent monthly close process and financial reporting

/ Provides financial advice to the Leadership Team with recommendations on new business strategies, operations, acquisitions, and other investments.

/ Ensures that capital investment proposals are properly evaluated, challenged, and supported

/ Maintains an opinion of the current industry and market environment

/ Travel to operating locations and understand the product and competitive advantage

Ideal Skills and Experience

/ Minimum undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting

/ 3+ years of progressive finance, accounting, or analytical business roles

/ Previous experience working in the Tourism/Hospitality Industry

/ Experience in the use of finance and accounting systems and Microsoft Office products; BI360/Great Plains/D365 experience preferred

/ History of cultivating relationships and working on teams across all levels of an organization and being able to influence decision-makers to drive speed and performance within the organization

/ Experience evaluating business proposals with effective use of investment decision making tools such as Discounted Cash Flow and Internal Rate of Return models

Critical Competencies for Success

/ Strong commitment to working as a team with an ability to foster strong working relationships, gaining agreement and working together to solve problems

/ Highly organized, adaptable, flexible and curious; Comfortable speaking up and working as a member of a highly engaged and collaborative team

/ Resourceful, adaptable, resilient, and having a strong sense of self-awareness and the hospitality mindset

/ Clear and well-organized communication skills, including reading, writing, verbal and through spreadsheet-driven analysis. Strong attention to detail and quality of work

/ Flexible schedule required, including some weekends, holidays and evenings

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 Anchorage, Alaska and current, legal ability to work in the U.S. is required. Some travel is needed, and a valid Passport and driver’s license 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, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.