Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino Resort

Maricopa, Arizona, United States

Planning and Analysis Manager-Full Time (Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino)

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description


  • Develops financial and business operating plans and capital expenditure plans that are consistent with the overall strategic positioning of the property.
  • Anticipates and reacts to changes in planning assumptions and revises plans as necessary.
  • Manages the preparation of budgets, operating reviews, and financial packages for presentation.
  • Understand and document goal, strategies and critical issues that drive the success of the business.
  • Prepares annually, plan balance sheet, cash flow and income statements.
  • Analyzes proposed events, promotions and direct mail programs to determine financial justification, follows up with post analysis to measure success, make recommendations to improve based on results achieved.
  • Measures and monitors host and other productivity reports.
  • Prepares all other financial analysis of revenue, marketing or cost programs to determine economic feasibility and advise management on recommendations.
  • Monitors direct report performance standards and holds employees accountable for performance.
  • Delegate assignments to appropriate subordinates to accomplish tasks and at the same time provide developmental potential.
  • Implements company policies and procedures within prescribed guidelines.
  • Respond to and handle employee complaints (grievances) in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Responsible for planning, supervising and monitoring the work of the team members in assigned area(s).
  • Responsible for, or actively participates in, the initiation of personnel actions including but not limited to: interviews, training, candidate selection, development, terminations, performance reviews, promotions, transfers and disciplinary actions.
  • Demonstrates expertise in all service standards and clearly communicates expectations to team members.
  • Rigorously hold all team members accountable for exhibiting all service standards at all times and ensure they know the value that these behaviors create for the guests, employees and Company
  • Models a passion for the Company mission, vision and values as well as inspiring team members to do the same.
  • Must be an effective coach and developer of team members by using the leader coaching skills to get, guide and root for employees.
  • Works to improve service breakdowns to minimize or prevent impact to our guests and/or employees.
  • Creates onboarding training experiences for new hires to set them up for success.
  • Creates and update training and development tools
  • Motivates the team to work toward peak performance
  • Proactively identifies revenue opportunities with the spirit of Business Process Improvement
  • Demonstrates analytical reasoning skills to identify and work through challenging problems and creates solutions.
  • Exercises creative and innovative thinking and implementation to identify cost savings opportunities at all times
  • Trains Analysts to use department specific systems
  • Develops Analyst team to manage challenging situations/programs
  • Empowers Analysts to work through challenging customer/employee issues
  • Documents performance as needed for both positive and corrective performance behaviors
  • Collaborates with other departments and Human Resources to create a highly skilled team of employees
  • Create and utilize simple, easily understood and informative data visualizations for storytelling, identifying trends & patterns, and provide data-driven recommendations
  • Assists Director of Finance with Guest Service Analytics

Additional duties

  • Supervises the financial/strategic planning team to provide analytical support to all internal operating departments
  • Performs research and analysis of the competitive environment
  • Assists in all areas of the annual Operating and Capital Budget, and Long Range Plan preparation
  • Prepares monthly financial and operational reports
  • Responsible for the development and supervision of the analytical staff which will include appraising employees productivity and efficiency for purposes of recommending promotions or other changes (evaluations)
  • Provides for safety and security
  • Monitors and implements legal compliance matters
  • Establishes acceptable procedures, internal controls and assures all external and internal regulations are met
  • Meets the attendance guidelines and adheres to regulatory, departmental, and company policies.


  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business, CPA or MBA preferred
  • Minimum of three to five years analytical operations experience, preferably in a supervisory role in the finance, gaming or hospitality industry
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of financial planning operations to include financial/operations analysis, people/resource management, financial and database modeling


The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to fulfill the obligations of this position.

  • Must successfully complete the Manager-Lap assessment
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Streamline processes to optimize productivity, efficiency, and speed
  • Fluent in use of Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Work, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Proficiency in SQL required and Power BI recommended
  • Ability to work diplomatically with all levels of management in order to influence without authority
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, communication, team building and problem solving skills are required
  • Possess excellent math, statistical and technical financial analysis skills that are detail and result oriented
  • Strong organizational and time management skills are required
  • Must present a well-groomed appearance
  • Ability to uphold and demonstrate the highest level of integrity in all situations and recognize standards required by a regulated business
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must be self-motivated and able to handle more than one function at a time by being well organized


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.

  • Must be able to continuously maneuver around office
  • Must effectively work at a desk for long periods of time
  • Must be able to respond to written and aural cues
  • Must have the manual dexterity to operate the computer and necessary office equipment
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • Must be able to respond calmly to demands of internal customers

Preference is given to Ak-Chin community members and members of other recognized Arizona tribes.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the current job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).