Casino Controller

Location: Hallandale Beach, FL
Date Posted: 02-24-2018
Since Gulfstream Park first opened its doors in 1939, we have quickly become known as South Florida’s legendary entertainment destination. Whether you are looking to watch some live Thoroughbred racing action, try your luck in our high-stakes poker room or unwind with appetizers and cocktails at the Village, we provide a little of something for everyone.
We offer our guests a standard of service unbridled by any other and this level of excellence stems directly from the commitment of our employees. We are always searching for candidates that share our same level of passion for people and desire to succeed, while also embodying our positive spirit. Your future is bright at Gulfstream, so make the right bet and join our winning team today!

Summary: The Casino Controller is responsible for ensuring all gaming related activity is accurately recorded in the financial statements, supervises the gaming audit staff and ensures compliance with the Florida State Gaming Laws.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Directly supervises the casino accounting staff
  • Performs all functions in accordance with applicable, Federal and other laws and gaming regulations, policies and procedures
  • Plan and monitor all accounting for gaming related financial and auditing reporting; internal controls, statistical reporting, daily distribution of casino performance, and reconciliations
  • Review and approve general ledger journal entries prepared by his or her staff for accuracy and ensures accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as well as the company accounting policies and procedures
  • Review the accuracy of account reconciliations
  • Prepare and analyze daily paperwork and reports; develop and implement recommendations for improved efficiency
  • Ensure timeliness of tax submissions, payments and all other required reporting to regulatory agencies
  • Ensures the highest possible standards of guest service are provided and listens and responds to external and internal guests concerns and questions
  • Performs hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, performance evaluations establishes goals and objectives of his or her staff
  • Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of monthly and annual processes in the general ledger as it pertains to casino and gaming activity
  • Work with all levels of management, including executives and consulting with key business stakeholders
  • Work with internal audit, internal compliance, and independent public accountants and various regulatory agencies including the Internal Revenue Service
  • Evaluate processes to improve efficiency that would result in cost savings and greater accuracy
  • Ensures adequate coverage for the Casino Accounting team; oversees the supervision of staff, including work allocation, scheduling, training and problem resolution
  • Contributes to departmental effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues and goals, recommending courses of actions, and implementing directives
  • Ensures and maintains a system of internal controls for all departments and administrative controls as related to team members, policies and procedures, NRS, Regulations, MICS, and ICS
  • On a monthly basis, participates in the month end process of reviewing preliminary financial statements with department heads and resolves any unknown or unexplained items, acting as a liaison between accounting and operations
  • Liaisons with IT to resolve any system problems related to systems used by the department
  • Coordinates activities with external and internal auditors
  • Conducts internal audits of data to ensure accuracy and integrity
  • Establishes, or recommends to management, major financial objectives and policies for the casino.
  • Keeps leadership and other departments informed of status of activities and of significant events and problems by attending meetings, submitting reports, and meeting individually as necessary
  • Improves staff effectiveness by: coaching, counseling, training and recommending disciplinary action for team members; and planning, delegating, monitoring, and appraising job tasks and results in a timely manner
  • Coordinates the technology needs of the office; ensures staff is fully trained on systems, policies and procedures
  • Communicates with and represents the organization to external agencies, consultants and other organizations and individuals
  • Conducts annual department evaluation and assessments of department components and staff according to established policies, procedures, and regulations for the accounting team
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required
  • Attends, and satisfactorily completes all required training as assigned and required
  • Assist Finance management in accomplishing any company projects, goals or objectives
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Distribute monthly complimentary vouchers, points, and free play exception reports to department heads
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Four (4) year degree in Accounting or related area; six to eight (6-8) years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience in casino accounting
  • Knowledge and ability interpret and evaluate internal controls and extensive experience in writing financial and internal control procedures
  • Possess knowledge of GAAP; and possess expert level Excel based anlytical abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical reviews and ability to interpret significant data relationships
  • Previous gaming industry (Resort/Casino) accounting and supervision experience is mandatory
  • Previous experience with Scientific Games Bally’s SDS, CMP and Infinium or related Accounting system preferable
  • Expert level skills and experience with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) and knowledge of front of house casino operations as related to accounting
  • Excellent communication skills, customer service and team oriented, self-starter, and professional maturity; previous experience presenting information to senior level management is highly preferred
  • Strong organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills and exhibit composure and professionalism while under pressure
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while meeting constant deadlines and maintaining strong attention to details
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate in English, both written and verbal forms
  • A professional demeanor and attire is to be maintained at all times
  • Must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to working independently with little to no supervision; serves as a role model to other employees and peers
  • Must be able to perform in a team environment
  • Possess the ability to motivate and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of staff and leadership
  • Must have exceptional time management skills
  • A valid is required and must be obtained before entering this position
  • Must be 21 years of age or older

Gulfstream Park offers all full time employees comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, STD, LTD Life and  401K with employer match after one year of employment, vacation, sick, and holiday pay, tuition reimbursement and more!

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