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Compliance Specialist

Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description



Don't just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At Ameristar Council Bluffs Casino Hotel, 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.

To safeguard the company's assets by minimizing potential regulatory risk of IRS fines and penalties associated with the federally mandated currency reporting requirements of Title 31 of the Bank Secrecy Act. Provide support to the Director of Compliance in all matters relative to regulatory compliance.

  • Daily interpretations and enforcements of federally mandated reporting requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations (Bank Secrecy Act) and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
  • Minimizes regulatory risk of IRS fines and penalties by maintaining the Title 31 Compliance program so as to ensure the highest level of team member awareness, accurate capturing of currency transactions, effective daily audits of all Title 31 paperwork, and timely filing of all Currency Transaction Reports (CTR) and Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) to the IRS and FinCEN, respectively, as required by federal law.
  • Trains team members, as needed, to ensure thorough knowledge and complete comprehension of federal Title 31 regulations and supplemental property and departmental procedures developed to meet these requirements. Conducts discretionary team member assessments by analyzing Title 31 test scores, exception reports, patterned discrepancies, and accuracy of form completion, recognizing areas of exposure with regard to Title 31 and subsequently providing recommended action to the Director of Compliance. 
  • Continual development and improvement of the property's Title 31 Compliance Program, to include on-going evaluation of departmental procedures, training materials, and system capabilities of capturing cash-in and cash-out transactions.
  • Ability to work independently and objectively while exhibiting sound discretion when researching and interpreting federal requirements, educating team members, scrutinizing data, and/or seeking resolution of Title 31 issues.
  • Ability to thoroughly investigate suspicious activities ensuring the most complete and detailed narrative of events are reported in a timely manner to FinCEN via the Suspicious Activity Report, as well as, demonstrating sound judgment when determining appropriate action(s) necessary with regard to potential guests account status which may include the designation of Gaming Prohibited.
  • Conducts routine assessments of the property's Responsible Gaming efforts to ensure compliance with Corporate standards, the American Gaming Associations Code of Conduct and the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commissions standards, reporting any identified failures to the Director of Compliance.
  • Provides assistance with compliance related investigations and audits as assigned by the Director of Compliance.
  • Manages the administrative maintenance associated with self-ban/trespass guest accounts within the casino management system and report to the Director of Compliance any discrepancies noted.
  • Performs responsibilities independently, with little supervision while maintaining the ability to make informed and educated decisions.
  • Queries, audits and maintains custom computer reports, spreadsheets and Word documents files.
  • Performs data entry and utilize scanning software.
  • Maintains and organizes department files as directed.
  • Completes special projects as assigned by the Director of Compliance and recommends improvement and/or corrective actions as necessary.
  • Maintains a positive attitude at all times, supporting the policies of Senior Management.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality regarding all matters related to ACB's compliance department including areas governed by Penn National's Compliance Program.
  • Adheres to guest service requirement listed above.
  • Adheres to, interpret, support, and explain established company policies and procedures as well as applicable local, state, federal and other regulatory procedures.
  • Fosters and maintains positive team member relations in a supportive environment and interfaces with other departments to ensure a harmonious working relationship.
  • Continue professional development of self.
  • Maintains a high level of professional appearance, demeanor, ethics, and image of self and subordinates.
  • Conducts and attends all regular departmental meetings as well as other related meetings.
  • Completes necessary reports in a timely manner to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

  • Three (3) years experience in preferably an administrative or auditing position.
  • Bachelor's degree with emphasis in management, business, finance OR an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Title 31 and the Bank Secrecy Act preferred.
  • Possession of, and ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers and gaming license within assigned state of employment.
  • Strong problem solving, mediation, coaching, and consulting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledgeable of applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Fully Competent in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Internet and database search capabilities
  • Ability to sustain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of energy and take a proactive and strategic approach to dealing with issues.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively and communicate effectively with team members at all levels of the organizations.
  • Uses diplomacy and tact to build constructive and effective relationships including during high-tension situations.
  • Ability to obtain support for ideas and actions from subordinates, peers, or superiors in order to accomplish a task or goal. 
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Uses time efficiently and effectively to manage priorities.
  • Deals with simple and complex concepts effectively.
  • Ability to identify circumstances or incidents that require the notification and/or approval of others. 
  • Ability to administer training classes to groups and individuals.
  • Ability to review documents for regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge and ability to interpret the BSA's Title 31 reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge and ability to interpret Iowa's Gaming Regulations and Statutes.
  • Ability to perform research of regulatory matters both federal and state
  • Must successfully pass background check
  • Must successfully pass an alcohol and drug screening
  • Must obtain Class C license with the IRGC
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

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 were about!




Equal Opportunity Employer


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Job Details

Date Posted February 24, 2020
Date Closes March 10, 2020
Requisition 2019-69210
Located In Council bluffs, IA
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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