Job Locations CA-AB-Banff | CA-AB-Calgary
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(05/02/2023 3:42 PM)
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The Senior Financial Analyst – Attractions (“SFA”) at Pursuit in the Banff Jasper Collection is a full-time, year-round role reporting to the Finance Manager of the Banff Jasper Collection.


This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to work “behind the scenes” for some of the most unforgettable and iconic sightseeing attractions in North America. Our portfolio includes the Banff Gondola, Columbia Icefield Adventure, Maligne Lake Cruise, the Golden Skybridge, and more!


The SFA will partner closely with the GMs of our Attractions in all aspects of the day-to-day financial management, including P&L responsibility, while being a key member of the strong and extremely collaborative Pursuit Finance & Accounting Team.


The SFA’s overall mandate is to provide accurate insight and direction about the organization’s financial performance and future opportunities in order to profitably execute our ambitious and globally focused growth strategy. They will ensure that all key leaders and stakeholders are provided accurate and timely information that drives progress toward shared goals and facilitates effective decision making across the enterprise both operationally and strategically.


With a focus on guiding the company’s future growth, the SFA will work in tight collaboration with shared services teams, operational leaders and functional leaders in marketing, sales, technology, revenue management and people & culture.

What perks can you expect?

  • Full benefits including medical, dental, vision; RRSP matching
  • Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe 
  • Work experience in an iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring location 
  • Free access to Pursuit attractions for staff and family, send a friend at half the price!
  • Discounted hotel stays under Pursuit’s lodging offerings, and discounted food & beverage and retail experiences
  • The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends 
  • Access to subsidized mental health and wellness resources
  • Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations 
  • Access to the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks 

What will you do in this job?

Major Responsibilities

  • Partner with our operators to drive financial performance, and work to improve their financial acumen enabling them to identify opportunities in their financial performance and execute against targets
  • Lead all Attraction monthly reporting, forecasting and budgeting processes. Prepare financial performance materials and presentations with emphasis on providing insight into root cause and future expectations, risks and opportunities.
  • Take an active role in managing achievement of EBITDA targets, guide diligent expense management against operating and capital budgets, and maintain labour, COGS and variable models to stay out front of risks that may adversely impact margins
  • Develop models to inform expected return on future capital investments and new business opportunities. Assist in the preparation of formal Investment Proposals, and integrate new experiences into the portfolio
  • Manage the capital expenditure approval process, assisting operations teams with authorization for expenditure (AFE), and maintaining the company’s capital spend forecast
  • Anticipate and 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 and opportunities
  • Suggest finance process improvements that will inform leadership and ensure a forward-thinking approach to reporting and business partnership

What skills and experience do you need for this job?

Ideal Experience

  • Highly analytical and orientation to intellectual honesty; natural tendency to ask “why” and to investigate to address unresolved questions
  • Experience overseeing departmental P&Ls, both revenue and cost centers, with frequent direct interaction with the business owners of each
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial results, projections, variances and plans
  • Experience working in a business decision-support capacity
  • Strong command of Microsoft Excel (complex formulas, pivot tables, financial modeling)
  • Additional experience using SQL, Power BI, or other analytical capabilities a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience or certification (CPA/CFA/MBA) related to finance or accounting with 5+ years of experience


Critical Competencies for Success

  • Strong commitment to business partnership and working as a team with an ability to foster strong working relationships spanning a variety of business functions and responsibilities
  • 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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What will your work environment be like?

Travel between Pursuit geographies will be required, both domestically and internationally.  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 Canada 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.




Our workforce is diverse—from across Canada and beyond. Our team members come here to embrace the extraordinary. To watch the sun rise and set each day in a place that, for many people, exists only in their imagination. To build career experience beside seasoned professionals—a community of people who say ‘yes’ to adventure time and time again. To be a part of the #PursuitLife and live each day with purpose, turning moments into memories.


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.

EEO Information

Pursuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. Pursuit values diverse backgrounds and experience and we welcome all who are eligible to work in Canada to apply! We thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


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