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Director of Finance & Accounting

Posted May 18, 2021

Tamarack Resort
Donnelly, ID

About This Job

The Director of Finance and Accounting (DFA) reports to the General Manager (GM) , is part of the Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for the leadership and management of the financial functions of the Resort, including accounting, planning, treasury and general business support.  The DFA functions as the Resort’s primary business/financial advisor and a resource to the Resort’s management and its Board of Directors regarding financial affairs, including timely presentation and interpretation of financial results and forecasts, analysis of planned and contemplated changes to amenity operations or facilities, business opportunities, productivity improvement, and infrastructure maintenance and replacement.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Develop, implement and oversee sound accounting processes, including budgets, operations, reporting, analysis and control for both financial and physical assets.

Develop, implement and oversee sound treasury processes including cash management, investments, business analysis, insurance, payroll and other payments, credit and collections.

With the GM, provide direction, analysis and implementation for financial aspects of the planning process, including operating budgets, capital and project budgets and longer-term strategic planning.

Oversee and direct the provision of financial business support for all Resort activities, including amenities, homeowner support units, volunteer committees and the Board of Directors.

Provide the GM, the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors with financial reports, projections, analysis and recommendations regarding financial aspects of all amenities and supporting departments.

Communicate financial information to Resort members when appropriate.

Develop, implement and administer financial policies.

Develop, implement and oversee a process to ensure the Resort is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and its governing documents and policies.

Oversee the planning, development, operation and maintenance of financial and administrative computer systems and related technology.

Select or approve and frequently directly oversee relationships with business service providers such as banks, auditors, attorneys, insurers, investment managers, contractors, consultants, etc.

Provide leadership, motivation and management supervision for staff.   Promote departmental effectiveness and efficiency and develop competent and motivated departmental teams. Recruit, train and evaluate assigned staff.

Encourage professional development of staff through training, goal setting and performance reviews.

As a member of the Resort’s senior management team, participate with the GM in collaborative efforts. Take on additional projects or responsibilities as the GM deems appropriate.


To perform this job satisfactorily, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of finance, accounting and budgeting and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and fund accounting are required. Demonstrate technical competence.Ability to rise above the details, interpret impact of the “numbers” and convey the “big picture” to senior management and the Board of Directors. Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems is required.Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.Ability to analyze business and financial data, recognize trends, potential deficiencies/problems and prepare reports, statements and recommendations.Ability to communicate in writing and verbally to a wide variety of interested parties, associates, team members, elected board members, Resort volunteers (Finance Committee) and property owners.  Ability to motivate team and produce quality materials with tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.Possess personal characteristics such integrity, diligence, reliability and initiative.Ability to participate and facilitate group meetings.


Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in accounting/finance and 8 to 10 years of professional level in senior level financial and or accounting positions; two years at the senior level is required. A Master's Degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting is desirable.  CPA preferred.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.


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 sit and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Manages one subordinate supervisor who oversees a total of 8 to 9 employees in the Accounting Department.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


About this Employer

Tamarack Resort

311 Village Drive
Donnelly, ID 83615

(208) 325-1000

82 Room Resort

About Us

Tamarack Resort is a four-season ski resort located in Donnelly, Idaho just 90 miles north of Boise. Tamarack is the Treasure Valley's closest mountain resort with snowmaking abilities and is centrally located in the heart of endless recreational opportunities. During the summer, the resort is home to mountain both cross-country and lift-serviced downhill mountain biking, as well as hiking, whitewater rafting, zipline tours, watersports on Lake Cascade, and more. During Prime Summer & Winter Months, Tamarack offers a wide array of amenities from multiple restaurants, a local market, hot tub in the Lodge, and endless recreational activities. During Off-Season, Tamarack is a great place to visit if you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle. This is a great place to enjoy the quiet, sitting by the fire, and just relax.