Audit Project Manager - SLC, Denver, Phoenix or Las Vegas - Hybrid Schedule

Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 01, 2023
Oct 02, 2023

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 seeking Auditor Project Manager that has career aspirations of building a long-term career within our company. The ideal candidate will have high growth potential demonstrated through increasingly challenging leadership assignments over the last 4 to 6 years either in a professional or academic setting. He or she will strengthen his or her ability to discern important risks, to influence the bank's response to risk, and deepen his or her knowledge of the bank's products and services. This role offers a 3/2 Hybrid work schedule and may be in Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Denver, Houston, or Las Vegas.


Zions Audit department is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve Zions Bancorporation operations. The function of Internal Audit is to act as a partner with the groups we audit, providing third-party objective insights, suggestions and critique for long-term betterment of the group and Zions Bancorporation as a whole.


This position is part of the Operations audit team with audit coverage over the governance and oversight functions of the Deposit and Payments group, which includes 18 various business functions, such as Wire Operations, Private Banking, ACH, Call Center, Deposit Operations, Bank Operations, etc.


The ideal candidate would have previous experience in risk-based audit approach, critical thinking, compliance, or control testing. Additionally, the ideal candidate will bring energy and communication skills to a dynamic role within the team, will be able to adequately document testing and audit findings, and will take ownership of their assignments.


Roles and responsibilities include the following:

  • Plan and execute tests of management's key controls.
  • Develop risk-based audit strategies and execute tests to validate control effectiveness and risk mitigation.
  • Consult on risk mitigation strategies and control solutions.
  • Review and validate remediation plans and escalate emerging concerns.
  • Create documents that are thorough and complete.
  • Document audit testing, results, and conclusions.
  • Develop data analysis and continuous auditing strategies.
  • Present audit conclusions to senior management.
    Acts as the Lead Auditor on audits and reviews.
  • Ability to travel, if necessary. 

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business.
  • Demonstrates effectiveness in working as a team member and engaging the diverse strengths of colleagues.
  • Generates innovative ideas, solutions, and new perspectives in reaction to issues; is open to challenging current processes and procedures.
  • Manages multiple priorities and competing demands and addresses obstacles preventing the work from moving forward. Identifies symptoms indicating problems and accurately differentiates the problems from the symptoms.
  • Recognizes when new information or concepts are relevant, understands the implications, and appropriately incorporates all new inputs into current thinking.
  • Encourages others to examine current problems and processes, and to look at them in new ways that might lead to significant improvements.
  • Establishes effective working relationships.
  • Writes clear and concise reports.
  • Strong decision making, communication and interpersonal skills. 

Preferred Requirements

  • Advanced Degree in accounting, business, or related field.
  • Previous experience in operations, banking, deposits/payments, accounting, or compliance a plus. 
  • 4+ years of audit experience preferably in the financial services industry.
  • Data analysis experience Certification (CIA, CPA, CRMA, CFE or CAMS) 

The position is eligible to earn a base salary in the range of $85,000 to $110,000 annually depending on job-elated factors, such as level of experience and location.


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