Risk Officer - UT (Hybrid Schedule)

Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 16, 2023
Oct 17, 2023
Full Time

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.  


 Zions is seeking a risk professional 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 officers are exposed to the broad scope of the bank and its operations. 


The ideal candidates will have the skills and experience necessary to:  


The Risk Officer is responsible for working with team members to support control identification within Risk and Control Self-Assessments (RCSAs), validating management control testing, and performing ad hoc risk projects. The Risk Officer supports maintenance of risk information within the Governance, Risk, and Compliance tool, and provides guidance and reporting to managers. The Risk Officer helps provide the leadership, analysis skills, and critical thinking necessary to enhance Zions Bancorporation's risk/control environment, carry out the Risk Management framework, and support the Bank's customer experience, operational excellence, efficiency, and profitability. This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule.


Responsibilities include those listed below: 


  • Facilitates 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. 
  • Drives continuous improvements to enhance and streamline to support process efficiencies and automation for the business and risk management. 
  • Administers risk assessment and control testing programs in Archer RSA, the Bank's 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 Officers frequently evaluate different bank processes (on both micro and macro levels) and work with management (including executive management) throughout the entire Bancorporation. 




  • Bachelor's or Master's in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or a related field 
  • 4+ years of audit, risk management, compliance, financial services or other directly related experience. A combination of education and experience may meet qualifications 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications and other database, analysis, and reporting tools including MS Power BI, and strong Excel and PPT Skills 
  • Extensive knowledge of risk and control assessment techniques and concepts, and accounting principles 
  • Extensive knowledge of various bank and government regulatory requirements, including COSO and FDICIA 
  • Must have excellent presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • Ability to effectively work on a team and with others in various leadership positions 
  • Advanced interpersonal, problem resolution, analytical and process mapping skills with IBM Blue Works Live a plus 
  • Process Improvement, analytic and automation skills 
  • Strong project management skills. 




·         Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance - START DAY ONE! 

·         Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

·         Health Savings (HSA), Flexible Spending (FSA) and dependent care accounts

·         Paid Training, Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 Paid Federal Holidays, and any applicable state holidays

·         401(k) plan with company match, Profit Sharing, competitive compensation in line with work experience

·         Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions

·         Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying employees enrolled in an accredited degree program related to the needs of the business, maximum of $5,250 per calendar year, employees are eligible for the program upon hire

·         Employee Ambassador preferred banking products

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