Penn National Gaming Financial Accountant in Joliet, Illinois


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A career in gaming? Hollywood Casino Joliet 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.

An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

Your daily responsibilities include

Primarily responsible for the administration of accounting items related to the general ledger. Exercise discretion and independent judgement within the financial accountant functions, including:

  • Prepare and review journal entries for the month end close process related, but not limited to the following accounts: cash, inventories, fixed assets, prepaid assets, receivables, payroll and payroll related, accrued liabilities and intercompany activity

  • Prepare account reconciliation for same accounts, thoroughly investigating and resolving any account variances as part of the month end close process in preparation of financial statements.

  • Monitor cash account by reviewing daily bank activity and analyzing cash needs

  • Monitor fixed assets account by summarizing monthly capital expenditures, updating fixed asset detail ledger (GAPP and tax), and roll forward activity monthly. Communicate with department managers regularly to identify potential asset disposals as well as recent assets to be placed into service. Monitor fixed assets account by calculating additions, disposals, retirements, trade-ins and depreciation (GAAP and tax).

  • Review Accounts Payable detail for proper general ledger coding as well as identifying related items for accruals at month end and transactions reportable on form 1099.

  • Perform audit of invoice detail to ensure proper sales and use tax remittance.

  • Review daily audit of Food & Beverage and Hotel transactions performed by Accounting Clerks to ensure accuracy of journal entry associated with these transactions.

  • Maintain database for prize winnings reportable on form 1099 at year end.

  • Remit income tax and child support withholdings on gambling winnings on a daily basis

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual tax returns for sales and use taxes, payroll taxes, and income tax withholdings on gambling winnings.

  • Maintain documentation and report month end findings to the appropriate persons in management

  • Maintain compliance with the Illinois Gaming Board rules, Standards, and the company’s System of Internal Controls and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements

  • Promote and lead in the Red Carpet Service initiatives to external and internal guests that perpetuate Hollywood Casino’s commitment towards quality guest service.

  • Other duties as assigned


Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established by Hollywood from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Cast members with irregular attendance will be subject to Hollywood disciplinary action procedures up to and including termination of employment.

Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality/entertainment industry, Cast members may be required to work varying-schedules to reflect the business needs of the property.

Upon employment, all Cast members are required to fully comply with Hollywood policies and procedures for the safe and efficient operation of Company facilities. Cast members who violate Company policies and procedures are subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

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.


Broad knowledge of the accounting function. Must have equivalent of a complete college or university education in Finance or Accounting. Strong computer skills preferred in the following networked PC’s and AS400, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Infinium. Advanced EXCEL spreadsheet skills essential.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other cast members of the organization.


Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by a Cast member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


General office conditions.

Something to leave you with

Penn National Gaming is more than you may realize. We have properties throughout the United States and Canada 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.

Now that you have read about who we are, here is your opportunity to see what we're about!

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job ID 2019-56034

Casino Property Hollywood Casino Joliet

Position Type Regular Full-Time