Cost Accounting - Financial Analyst - Midvale - Hybrid Schedule

Midvale, Utah
Mar 05, 2023
Apr 05, 2023
Full Time
Entry Level
Education Level
High School

Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation's premier financial services companies operating as a collection of great banks under local brands and management teams in high-growth western markets. Zions is regularly recognized by American Banker as one of the "Best Banks to Work For" and as having a top banking team in its list of "The Most Powerful Women in Banking." Our customers consistently vote us as the best bank in our local markets., We value our employees, and we are committed to search out, recognize and create fulfilling opportunities for outstanding people within our organization, rewarding them for their contributions to our success. We recognize that banking is a "local" business, and that to be successful, we must have very strong ties to the communities we serve and strong relationships with our customers.


With benefits starting on day one, 12 bank holidays, profit sharing and company-matched 401(k) contributions, Zions is dedicated to being an employer of choice in our communities. At Zions, the possibilities are endless. You bring the talent; we bring the opportunity.


We are currently seeking a Cost Accountant in Corporate Finance. This position will be primarily responsible for cost accounting in our operations divisions. The individual will calculate fixed/variable costs of activities, develop scalable tools to calculate employee productivity, provide recommendations, and create optimized budget plans. We are looking for someone who can understand the big picture and participate in team solutions to complex processes. This individual will be in an ideal position to learn the business of the Bank and interface with leaders across the organization.


Position offers a 3/2 hybrid work schedule.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Collect and analyze data about a division's operational costs
  • Set standard costs of goods and services (including fixed and variable costs)
  • Establish costs of business processes such as administration, labor, pricing, etc.
  • Recommend changes to the company's processes and policies to reduce cost, maximize quality, and maximize profit
  • Help ensure the accuracy of cost accounting methods
  • Advise senior management on the appropriate costing based on financial data




  • Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Finance or Accounting
  • 2-4 + years of relevant experience preferably in a banking environment
  • Exposure to standard cost and activity-based costing
  • Experience in financial services operations and process improvement is preferred
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions as required
  • Strong communication skills including an ability to explain results and provide recommendations to management
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Suite of products and various ERP systems
  • Ability to independently create and analyze financial models to guide management decision-making
  • A desire and ability to find ways to continually improve processes and drive efficiency
  • Ability to contend with competing demands and occasionally changing requirements

Similar jobs

Similar jobs