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Zions Bancorporation Operational Risk Analyst – Operational Risk Support in Salt Lake City, Utah

Did you know that Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation’s premier financial services companies with total assets exceeding $70 billion? With local management teams at the helm in 11 western states, Zions is dedicated to making a difference in their local communities. At Zions, we haven’t forgotten who keeps us in business, meaning we’re committed to the success of our customers, and our employees. Here, the possibilities are endless – come for a job, stay for a career.

Zions is a seeking a Risk Analyst to join the Operational Risk Support team within Operational Risk Management (ORM). The Operational Risk Support team oversees bank-wide programs to help senior management in identifying, assessing, and monitoring key risks and related controls. Working in Operational Risk Management is a unique opportunity and establishes a great foundation for a banking career, as risk analysts are exposed to the broad scope of the bank and its operations.


  • The Risk Analyst is responsible for working with managers to maintain Risk and Control Self-Assessments (RCSAs), validating management control testing, and performing ad hoc risk projects.

  • The Risk Analyst supports maintenance of risk information within the Governance, Risk, and Compliance tool, and provides guidance and reporting to managers.

  • The Risk Analyst helps provide the leadership, analysis skills, and critical thinking necessary to enhance and carry out Zions Bancorporation’s Risk Management framework.

  • Responsibilities include those listed below.

  • Supports the RCSA process with managers across the Bank.

  • Reviews control testing activities performed by management.

  • Identifies and assesses key risks (e.g. operational, financial reporting, etc.) and related controls.

  • Analyzes risk and control data to provide insights to management and other risk stakeholders.

  • Support continuous improvements to enhance and streamline processes.

  • Support efficiencies and automation for business and risk management teams.

  • Administers risk assessment and control testing programs in a governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) tool.

  • Makes recommendations, develops, and implements other operational risk management initiatives.

  • Other duties as assigned.

The environment is dynamic, as Risk Analysts frequently evaluate different bank processes (on both micro and macro levels) and work with management throughout the entire Bancorporation.

Req ID: 051916

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