Chumash Casino Resort
Employment Status
Full Time
Specific Work Schedule
Beginning Pay Rate
$159,072 - $198,840 DOE + Benefits

Director Financial Planning & Analys



Pay Range: $159,072 - $198,840 DOE + Benefits

The Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) is responsible for providing direction to a team of finance professionals and data analysts throughout the organization on the overall planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the Company's financial performance. These activities will be the basis for the design and execution of both long-term and short-term strategies, operating plans and supporting the purpose of the Enterprise.


Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

  • Provides leadership and direction for the planning, analysis, and management reporting staff.
  • Recommends processes, policies, practices, and procedures that have a significant impact for the organization in reaching their financial and business goals.
  • Accepts ambiguous circumstances when a solution is not readily apparent.
  • Supports implementation, future development requirements, and financial maintenance of an integrated planning and presentation (Business Intelligence) platforms. 
  • Oversees the development of research and analyses tools to monitor and evaluate industry trends and market changes, identifying and communicating expansion opportunities, competitive threats, and viability of outside business partnerships to senior-level executives.
  • Collaborates across functions and other teams in driving financial and nonfinancial systems and reporting changes.
  • Supports the annual budget process by maintaining robust financial models and collaborating with enterprise senior leadership to generate annual business plans for the purpose of meeting budget goals.
  • Provides direct Return On Investment (ROI) based analysis for capex expenditure and assists leadership in enforcing accountability for the ROI.
  • Oversees the team for the purpose of design and implementation of financial forecasting cycles by anticipating business changes and spotting trends, getting key stakeholders aligned on material inputs, completing input models, loading systems, producing reporting, and providing insightful analysis, contingency plans, and operational recommendations.
  • Responsible for FP&A Team Member management including hiring, training, coaching, performance evaluation, and corrective action of direct reports.
  • Translates financial performance, metrics, and progress into clear insights and actionable takeaways through both verbal and visual meeting formats, including in company-wide presentations
  • Continuously improves how the Enterprise thinks about the business and operational models, key drivers of revenue, spending leverage, and other operational metrics.
  • Builds a work environment that promotes teamwork, partnership, recognition, mutual respect, collaboration, performance feedback/management, and Team Member satisfaction while role modeling the company values, behaviors, and culture of One.Team.Chumash.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Master’s in Business Administration preferred.
  • Seven years of previous leadership experience in FP&A.
  • Advanced computer proficiency utilizing Microsoft applications, e-mail, and Internet.
  • Experience with analytics tools, as well as planning and analytical software; Anaplan, Tableau, and Alteryx is preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of finance operations, including general ledger accounting, AP/AR, payroll, and fixed asset accounting.
  • Requires advanced knowledge and skills in math and business complemented by robust organizational acumen.
  • Understands business processes and how data insight can improve or disrupt those processes.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable law, regulations, rules, procedures, and administration.
  • Must apply for, receive, and maintain a Gaming License from the Tribal Gaming Agency.
  • Native American hiring preference applies.