Twin Pine Casino & Hotel Job Description & Duties

Position: Controller
Supervisor: Tribal Council

Position Summary:

This position shall serve as a key member of the Twin Pine Casino and Hotel, owned and operated by the Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California. The Controller will be responsible for budget management, financial analysis, forecasting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial reporting. The Controller prepares financial reports summarizing the financial position in areas of revenue, expenses, and net profits based on past, present, and future gaming and hotel operations. Key areas and trends within the human resources department, will also be managed by the Controller, including policy and procedure compliance, ongoing facility maintenance with respect to fixed assets and forecasting reserves for capital expenditures, working with external auditors for regular audit compliance and correction of findings as needed, and maintaining adequate communications with the Middletown Rancheria Tribal Council and the Middletown Rancheria Tribal Gaming Regulatory Agency.

Duties, Roles, and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development of and support the company’s strategic plans, including periodic review and update of the business model for Twin Pine Casino & Hotel
  • Monitor the financial performance of the company and convey meaningful reporting to the Tribal Council, both verbal and written, on a regular and/or weekly basis as requested
  • Provide meaningful written reports monthly to General Council, and provide verbal reports to General Council on a monthly and/or quarterly basis as requested
  • Prepare annual and monthly operating budget forecasts and compile monthly financial reporting packages for Tribal Council, General Council, and financial partners as requested, including financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Continuously evaluate processes and make recommendations to improve effectiveness and efficiency in any areas that would result in cost savings and greater accuracy for net profit
  • Develop, create, establish, and maintain a system of financial and internal controls in accordance with the Middletown Rancheria Minimum Internal Control Standards
  • Play a lead role in developing and monitoring structured systems for soliciting, securing, and implementing contracts and contract negotiation for goods and services
  • Provide leadership and support to all departments and communicate financial metrics to high level and senior management, including problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Manage the preparation of payroll for personnel and keep up-to-date on current HR trends
  • Establish and maintain an adequate fiscal system to ensure proper asset management, including capital reserve planning and funding, and expenditure to ensure all capital assets are safeguarded, and accountability is maintained with monthly and annual reporting
  • Coordinate annual financial and internal compliance audits with outside auditing firms, with ability to address, correct and follow-up with any findings and/or recommendations
  • Ensure compliance with tribal, casino, federal and applicable state requirements regarding policy, and perform all functions in accordance with applicable laws and gaming regulation
  • Responsible for accurate general ledger, account coding, supporting journals and bank account reconciliations, including knowledge of industry standards and trends in the gaming & hospitality industry with emphasis on effectiveness and efficiency
  • Directly supervisor the activities of the Cash Cage, Accounting, Revenue Audit, Count Room, Purchasing, and Shipping & Receiving departments, including areas of HR related matters
  • Communicate and work effectively with all levels of management, maintain professional manner at all times, including public relations, exercise discretion regarding sensitive matters and confidential records, and always provide courteous and friendly customer service
  • Must be well versed and knowledgeable of current trends and standards, and able to travel and attend trainings and/or various conferences to obtain and maintain adequate knowledge
  • Perform any additional duties as may be required for the position, or by the Tribal Council.
  • Maintains excellent grooming habits and personal conduct according to
  • Twin Pine Casino & Hotel standards.
  • Perform other duties as may be required by the position, or as directed by Supervisor.

Physical Demands:

This position may require prolonged sitting and standing, including some bending, reaching and lifting. Manual dexterity is needed to sufficiently operate standard office machines, i.e., computer, fax machine, calculator, telephone, etc. Must have the ability to fulfill work schedules routinely and punctually.

Prolonged periods of sitting, walking, standing, indoors and outdoors, and ability to lift 30 pounds.

Skills & Qualifications:

Experience and Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related discipline
  • Accounting designation (CMA, CGA or CPA), or an equivalent combination of related experience and education, CPA designation is preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a senior accounting or financial management role with at least 5 years of experience in casino finance management, Indian Gaming is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with impeccable organizational, analytical and relationship building capabilities, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Talented in forecasting, pro formas, income statements, statistical reporting, property audits, compliance and capital improvement projects, along with strategic planning skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, with high professional and ethical values
  • Ability to work closely with an executive management team and maintain confidentiality
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation conducted by the Middletown Rancheria Tribal Gaming Regulatory Agency, and pass pre-employment drug test and finger printing to secure a gaming license required for this position

Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Native American Indian applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25 USC Section 472 and Public Law 93-638). Applicants will be required to provide appropriate verification of Native American Indian status. Federal Law requires that all applicants be considered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age or national origin. The Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Must pass a background investigation conducted by the Middletown Rancheria Tribal Gaming Regulatory Agency and pass pre-employment drug test, and finger printing. Must be available to work flexible hours, weekends, holidays, and overtime. Must have the ability to fulfill work schedules routinely and punctually.

Other Provisions:

This job description may be changed at any time to include new duties, responsibilities and/or tasks that may or may not change existing ones as management, or Tribal Council, deems necessary.
My signature verifies and acknowledges that the proceeding information will be performed in a routine manner as directed by the Tribal Council or Manager in charge. Should the Job Description change in any form, the Tribal Council will be responsible for notifying the employee.