Requisition ID
Ameristar Casino Hotel - East Chicago, IN
Position Type

Be the Best You

Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) is a dynamic and growing casino entertainment company with more than 15,000 team members working at 16 casinos and racetracks located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Ohio - and PNK has a management contract for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San Antonio, Texas.

At PNK, we are guided by our team member promise - Be the Best You. Through this promise we strive to support our team members in living their best lives by offering them challenging and rewarding work, a competitive benefits package and opportunities to build lasting relationships.

Property Details

Photo - East Chicago

Ameristar East Chicago is known for its high-quality guest service, superior dining and luxurious hotel rooms, which won a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor in 2013. Located just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and conveniently located only minutes away from major interstates, this property has one of the largest selections of games in northwest Indiana.


Ameristar East Chicago

777 Ameristar Blvd.

East Chicago, IN 46312


The leader in this position will oversee several functional areas within the finance department and will report directly to the Director of Finance. The Finance Operations Controller will oversee the following functions/departments: Revenue Audit, Inventory Control, Invoice Processing, Cashiering, Credit, Count Room, and SOX Compliance.  The Finance Operations Controller may also periodically be asked to provide leadership assistance of other finance departments and/or functions at the direction of the Director of Finance.


These functions are intended as a general illustration of the work performed in this job classification and are not all inclusive for this position 

  • Adhere to established department and property policies and procedures.
  • Provide oversight of Cage/Credit, Count Room, Revenue Audit, and Invoice Processing/Inventory Control functions. For purposes of career development, each of these could be traded out for oversight of Planning & Analysis, Risk & Safety, Procurement, or Warehouse operations.
  • Provide leadership, training, coaching, monitoring and development of team members for improved performance.
  • Issue timely performance evaluations on subordinates and offer developmental guidelines and resources to achieve goals.
  • Must maintain the strictest confidence of any and all confidential information disclosed by a Pinnacle Entertainment entity.
  • Formulation of and periodic review of department policies and procedures and system needs and implementation; update as needed
  • Facilitate monthly departmental financial statement reviews and quarterly business reviews for functional areas
  • Ensure adherence to accounting policy and procedures as set forth by LVSC, the coordination of systems and procedures and the preparation of operating data and special reports as required
  • Work directly with the LVSC accounting team to ensure financial statements and account reconciliations are prepared timely and accurately.
  • Reviews general ledger accounts and activity for trends and errors
  • Reviews monthly and quarterly financial statements using analytical procedures and inquiries; ensuring variances are addressed and/or explained.
  • Ensure compliance with all finance/accounting SOX-related requirements, as well as coordinate and interface with, SOX auditors and internal auditors; oversee filing and reporting requirements
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual budget for responsible departments
  • Reviews daily flash and operating report for accuracy; and assists with the forecasting of financial information
  • Review and analyze work schedules; ensuring schedules are in accordance with Company policy and meet previously established labor standards.
  • Reviews and analyzes management reports.
  • Oversees approval, issuance and execution of credit (markers) for casino guests in accordance with standard operating procedures and internal controls.
  • Develop (with the assistance of the VP of Finance), plan and execute projects related to optimizing cash access for guests, cash handling for team members and cash on hand for the property.
  • Assign and oversee other special staff assignments/projects.
  • Work closely with Compliance Department and Internal Audit to ensure compliance with internal controls


Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis 

  • Leadership, communication, decision making and organizational skills required.
  • Excellent verbal communication required with sound administrative skills.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel, advanced Excel skills preferred.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems; Infinium, Coupa, Stratton Warren, ACSC and BlackLine
  • Must have strong analytical skills, accounting knowledge, leadership skills, and financial acumen.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from Accredited Institution in a Finance-related field preferred
  • Five years previous casino experience; financial reporting responsibilities and/or revenue audit oversight preferred
  • Two years of managerial experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: (Licenses, Certifications, Testing, etc.):

  • Possession of, and ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers and gaming license within assigned state of employment and other jurisdictions
  • Must successfully pass background check
  • Must successfully pass an alcohol and drug screening
  • Must be 18 years of age


Rare.  2%-4% per year.


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