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Risk Analyst - UT or TX (Hybrid 3/2 Work Schedule)

Company: Zions Bancorporation
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Operational Risk Analyst role can be located in Salt Lake City, UT or Houston, TX and has a 3/2 hybrid work schedule

Zions Bank recognizes that its success comes from the dedication, experience and talents of its diverse employee base. As we usher in the next generation of banking, we're committed to being the premier employer of choice. We're proud to have ranked among American Banker magazine's "Best Banks to Work For" almost every year since 2013, as Best Employer from Utah's Best of State, among the Best Places to Work in Idaho, and "among the Salt Lake Tribune's Top Workplaces. Make the leap into a new era of banking. Let us transform your career.

With benefits starting on day one, 12 bank holidays, profit sharing and company-matched 401(k) contributions, Zions is committed to career growth and advancement. At Zions, the possibilities are endless. You bring the talent; we bring the opportunity.

Operational risk is inherent in all bank products, services and activities, and the effective management of operational risk is a fundamental element of effective enterprise risk management. The Operational Risk Oversight (ORO) department within Operational Risk Management, a second line of defense function, is hiring a new team member. ORO engages with the first line of defense to independently identify and assess operational risks and report the results to leadership, management committees and the Board.

Responsibilities include monitoring the quality of risk management activities, influencing, and challenging material risk decisions and ensuring alignment with the Company's risk appetite across business units within the first line of defense.

Specific responsibilities include the following:
Work closely with key stakeholders to ensure alignment with the Bank's risk appetite.
Review, analyze and evaluate business processes, procedures and controls to assess operational risk mitigation activities.
Perform data analysis and testing to support conclusions regarding operational risk in processes.
Analyze and interpret data to support conclusions and identify process improvement and risk mitigation opportunities, including the development and implementation of key controls, key risk indicators and reporting.
Communicate feedback to process owners and senior management regarding process improvement and operational risk mitigation opportunities.
Perform issue/observation analysis related to regulatory concerns, audit findings and self-identified issues.
Review and assess root cause of significant operational risk events and perform associated post event reviews, as needed.
Perform quarterly control testing validation activities to ensure all key controls are identified, challenged, and properly tested.
Perform quarterly risk assessment to assess the effectiveness of risk management activities and the control environment.
Publish quarterly opinion memos to communicate effectiveness of risk management and control activities and report on deficiencies and related mitigation activities.
Develop and deliver periodic risk reports to senior and executive management.
Develop and implement applicable risk training, as needed.

Job Qualifications:
Requires a bachelor's degree and 4+ years of risk management, auditing, compliance, legal/regulatory or other directly related experience, preferably in banking and/or finance.
Strong interpersonal, critical thinking, problem resolution and analytical skills required.
Must have excellent presentation and communication skills, both verbally and written.
Ability to effectively build relationships, work on cross-departmental teams and engage with senior management.
Knowledge of business process analysis and workflow is preferred.
Experience working with banking applications and data in a reporting capacity is preferred.
A combination of education and experience may meet qualifications.

Medical & Dental Insurance & Vacation & Profit Sharing - START DAY ONE!
401(k) plan, competitive compensation in line with work experience.
Most roles eligible for sales bonuses + monthly incentives and/or annual discretionary bonus, some roles include mileage + travel time pay, and/or parking waivers (must meet eligibility requirements
Paid Training, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, and promotional opportunities offered from within
Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying employees
Stable Employer, we are a division of Zions Bancorporation and included in the S&P 500 & NASDAQ Financial 100 indices

Keywords: Zions Bancorporation, Salt Lake City , Risk Analyst - UT or TX (Hybrid 3/2 Work Schedule), Accounting, Auditing , Salt Lake City, Utah

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