Director of Finance

STC MISSION STATEMENT: “Our mission is to provide our guests with a fun, memorable and engaging experience by exceeding our guests’ expectations.”


The incumbent in this position is responsible for directing all aspects of accounting/administration for the Spokane Casino — Airway Heights in accordance with Spokane Tribal Gaming policy and Washington State Gaming Commission regulations; responsible for planning, managing, and supporting the achievement of revenue and income objectives, market share and customer service objectives; establishes departmental policies and procedures; develops and monitors all departmental budgets to ensure their profitable operation. Management functions within General & Administrative include: Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Purchasing, Receiving and Cage/Credit.

Benefits offered to eligible Team Members:

Holiday Pay (Double Time on Holidays Worked — 10 Recognized Holidays)

PTO (Personal Time Off)


Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits

Life Insurance and Retirement

And many more! Please contact the HR Office for more information on benefits offered.

POSITION: Director of Finance

PROPERTY: Spokane Tribe Casino, Airway Heights, WA

DEPARTMENT: Administration

REPORTS TO: General Manager

STATUS: Full Time / Exempt

RATE OF PAY: DOE ($120,000 - $125,000/Year)

OPENING DATE: January 17, 2020

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled


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

1. Hire, retain, motivate, evaluate and direct general and administrative staff under scope of oversight, ensuring team members receive adequate guidance and resources to accomplish established objectives.

2. Review activities in the general and administrative areas in order to gauge and improve staffing levels, working conditions and other matters which influence quality guest service and profitability.

3. Establish department standards, guidelines and objectives and maintain other administrative processes such as budget and staffing to ensure proper planning and efficient operation of assigned areas.

4. Monitor and evaluate all reporting departments in order to ensure the proper planning for short- and long-term strategies.

5. Review strengths and weaknesses of all general and administrative functions in order to most effectively implement changes to improve operations and most efficiently allocate resources.

6. Analyze daily cash flow, forecast sources and uses of cash and initiate cash management activities to position property in advantageous financial position.

7. Manage the preparation of and review of financial reports to ensure reasonableness, completeness and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and distribution and revision (when appropriate) of reports.

8. Ensure that proper documentation is maintained to support the underlying detail of all material balance sheet accounts at the end of each reporting period (defined as any account with a value in excess of $25,000 for the immediate preceding accounting period) with the exception of all cash in bank accounts for which such documentation shall be maintained irrespective of such calculation and that proper inquiries are made with respect to all other such accounts to ascertain the propriety of reported balances.

9. Review cash disbursements to ensure propriety, reasonableness and compliance with established procedures, and release disbursements or investigate and resolve discrepancies.

10. Effectively articulate the results of financial performance and strategic recommendations to the General Manager and other departmental leaders and stakeholders as appropriate.

11. Ensure that compliance is maintained with all minimum internal accounting controls, and continually monitor and evaluate the system of internal controls with the objective of identifying and resolving any significant weaknesses.

12. Maintain a professional, courteous and responsive manner which reflects positively on Spokane casino — Airway Heights.

13. Conduct strategic financial planning meetings.

14. Ensure timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts for all areas.

15. Preserve and maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive financial data and strategic plans in all communication and interaction with individuals and entities not specifically privy to such information.

16. Ability to assume responsibility without direct supervision, exercise initiative and judgement and make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.

17. Specific responsibility to ensure that all regulatory and lender filings are timely and accurate.

18. Specific responsibility to ensure that strict adherence to all lender covenants is maintained, or in the event of non-compliance, notification is provided to the appropriate members of senior management and stakeholders (including lenders) within the parameters of the underlying document and scope of reporting responsibility as soon as it becomes reasonably probable that such non-compliance has occurred or is about to occur.

19. Other duties as assigned.


Must have the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively with all levels of team members, customers and outside contacts.
  • Work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Move around all work areas effectively and efficiently.
  • Able to work periodically under conditions of extreme urgency (creating higher levels of job stress).
  • Able to execute all properly authorized purchase orders in a timely manner.
  • Able to work more than 45 hours per week to meet time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Create an environment that results in Spokane Tribal Members feeling a sense of pride, commitment and desire for a career with Spokane Tribal Casinos.
  • Commit to coaching, teaching, mentoring and developing Spokane Tribal Members.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field from an accredited college or university or a Master’s Degree, CPA or CMA designation;
  • Seven (7) years of experience in an accounting, finance or related field including a minimum of two (2) years in a Controller, Director or equivalent capacity within a casino or resort accounting/finance department is preferred;
  • Prior experience in operations or pre-development in a casino or hotel setting preferred;
  • Strong organizational, planning, leadership and analytical skills;
  • Prior experience in working closely with Cage and Compliance operations;
  • Must have Title 31 experience;
  • Proficient in the knowledge, application and interpretation of GAAP;
  • Computer literate including the knowledge of the creation and use of spreadsheets, documents and presentations;
  • Proficient in the application of accounting software widely utilized in the gaming and hospitality industry;
  • Proficient in the knowledge of the following systems: Marketing, F&B, Purchasing;
  • Thorough knowledge of general business practices, strategic planning and organizational development;
  • Broad knowledge of all facets of gaming and related operational activities preferred;
  • Proficient in office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, email, spreadsheets and databases to include excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


In addition to the other duties described herein, each and every team member has the following responsibilities related to compliance with laws and regulations:

  • Obtain and maintain a License Class-A STGC and a Washington State Gaming Commission Gaming License.
  • Attend required training sessions offered by the Spokane Tribe Casino.
  • Perform the duties described in compliance with local laws and regulations.
  • Take the necessary steps to ensure minors are not allowed to gamble or loiter in gambling areas, drink alcoholic beverages or purchase tobacco.
  • Have knowledge of the ordinances, regulations, laws, policies and procedures relating to the team member’s department.
  • Have knowledge of the programs to address problem gambling.
  • Consult with the appropriate individuals and maintain an effective system of written policies, procedures and internal controls to ensure compliance with Spokane Tribal Gaming and Washington State Gaming Commission Regulations and Minimum Internal Control Standards.
  • Take the appropriate steps to investigate exceptions, fraud and potential violations and report such instances to the appropriate levels of management.
  • Report items addressed by the “Compliance Questionnaire” as they occur to the Compliance Officer or his/her designate.
  • Report any acts of wrongdoing on behalf of any staff member that they have knowledge of.


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.

  • Primarily works in office environment but duties include all casino facilities, especially the Cage, Slots and IT, where incumbent may experience moderate noise and secondary smoke.
  • Capable of working for extended periods of time at work station, performing tasks on computer and working with documents.

To apply for a position, please visit and follow the instructions to complete an online application.

All positions are contingent upon successfully obtaining required gaming license(s).

All positions require pre-employment screening including a pre-employment UA.

The Spokane Tribe Casino is an Equal Opportunity Employer that follows the Spokane Tribe Indian Preference Policy.

HR Contact Info: Molly Abrahamson, HR Director, email: