Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Manager of Planning and Analysis

Location US-MS-Bay St Louis | US-MS-Biloxi
Job ID
Casino Property
Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast
Position Type
Regular Full-Time



Don’t just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast and Boomtown Biloxi we think you’ll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.


We are currently seeking a talented individual to become our Manager of Planning and Analysis. This individual will primarily be responsible for short and long term financial analysis of the property including labor, and financial data reporting while exercising discretion and independent judgment within the business planning and analysis functions.

Your daily responsibilities include

  • Supervises and manages staff in the Planning & Analysis Department.
  • Develops, implements and manages operational goals and monitors achievements of performance and profit objectives.
  • Creates effective and efficient schedules, while maintaining labor costs, meeting staffing objectives and achieving deadlines.
  • Assists in the budget process for the department and provide recommendations; ensuring compliance to departmental budget initiatives; reporting budget concerns to manager.
  • Calculates profitability of marketing programs. Analyze results to identify opportunities for improving efficiency of marketing expenditures. Communicate findings to executive team. 
  • Oversees all aspects of preparing the annual budget.
  • Compares actual operating results to budget and prior year. Summarize key findings and communicate to executive management. Makes recommendations for improving EBITDA.
  • Develops presentations for budget meetings and operational reviews.
  • Presents and discusses analyses with high level executives from corporate and from the property.
  • Develops, maintains and distributes key operating metrics to evaluate attainment of company’s operating, service and financial objectives.
  • Monitors labor costs and identify opportunities to improve efficiencies.
  • Performs queries of various data bases to extract data for use in analysis.
  • Prepares ad-hoc analysis as needed. 
  • Maintains compliance with Gaming Commission requirements, the company’s System of Internal Controls and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Enthusiastically supports, actively promotes, and demonstrates superior customer service in accordance with department and company standards and programs. Ensures customer service standards are followed by all team members and addresses issues as they arise. Responsible for the overall achievement of department customer service goals.    
  • Responsible for ensuring the compliance with all regulatory compliance within area of responsibility and reporting potential issues to Executive Management / GM.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality in all departmental and company matters.

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from an accredited four-year college or university in Finance or Accounting
  • MBA preferred
  • At least three years casino experience is preferred.
  • Must have ability to effectively communicate and make formal presentations to executives. 
  • Must have broad knowledge of accounting and financial analysis. 
  • Experience with computer report writing software highly desirable. 
  • Advanced Excel spreadsheet skills essential. 
  • Financial modeling experience essential.  
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, ACCESS, COGNOS, SQL, CRM, CDS, ACES and any other systems required to process, analyze and present data is highly preferred

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES                                                     

This job has supervisory responsibilities.

  • Responsible for staff development and training programs.
  • Responsible for rewards and recognition program to maximize employee engagement.
  • Evaluates team members within department and delivers constructive feedback to employees in regards to performance.
  • Determines recommendation for staffing (including interviewing and hiring) and scheduling (planning, assigning and directing work) to meet business needs.
  • Determines work procedures and expedites workflow.
  • Responsible for employee performance (disciplining, coaching, counseling).


Ability to read and interpret documents in English, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to read and communicate verbally in English. Written communication skills in in English may also be required.



Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



Employee must be able to qualify for licenses and permits required by federal, state and local regulations.



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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.


The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and must have the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel and balance when performing job duties in varying work areas such as confined spaces.



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. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.


Employee could be exposed to an environment containing unrestricted second hand tobacco smoke.

Something to leave you with

Penn National Gaming is more than you may realize. We have properties throughout the United States and are embarking on an aggressive growth mode. Our departments and areas of opportunity are ideal for just about any skill set. And our company-wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment.


Equal Opportunity Employer



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