Phoenix Associate Credit Analyst - Banker Development Program

Phoenix, Arizona
Feb 01, 2024
Feb 01, 2025

At National Bank of Arizona, we're a community of professionals with relationships at our core. We strive to promote an engaging environment with accessible leadership and on-going employee development. National Bank of Arizona was founded on the premise of building local relationships, we pride ourselves on providing our clients, shareholders and each other the best possible tools, resources and opportunities. Our workplace culture is based on inclusivity and collaboration, so we can give our customers as well as our employees the best possible environment to thrive. More than 35 years later, our approach hasn't changed.  At NBAZ, the possibilities are endless - come for the job, stay for a career.

National Bank of Arizona is looking for an Associate Credit Analyst to join our Banker Development Program class beginning in June 2024

The Banker Development Program at National Bank of Arizona is a credit and business development training program. Designed to grow well-rounded banking professionals with strong analytical and relationship management skills, the program provides robust training and career guidance. At the end of the program, participants will be well-prepared for a career at National Bank of Arizona.

Our relationship-centered culture at NBAZ is achieved by providing our associates with the tools, training and opportunities to build the best possible relationships with our customers, and with each other. Our workplace culture values each associate's unique experiences, background and perspectives and provides a collaborative environment for all associates to grow and thrive. 

The Banker Development Program offers:

  •     Foundational knowledge in banking
  •     A defined career path that begins with classroom training as a Credit Analyst
  •     One-on-one working relationships with high-level bank decision-makers
  •     Finance and accounting skills application to assess credit and business risk
  •     Increasing business development and relationship management or lending and portfolio management responsibilities
  •     Exposure to a wide variety of Zions Bancorporation divisions
  •     Competitive salary and benefits

    There are two phases of the Banker Development Program: The Initial Training Phase and the Rotational Phase. 

    Phase I - Initial Training (4-5 months) 
    The majority of training for the Banker Development Program will take place in Phoenix, but there also may be training in Salt Lake City, Utah at Zions Bancorporation headquarters for 2 training sessions that are each 2 weeks in length and in Houston for 1-2 weeks (pending covid travel restrictions). During this portion, topics surrounding introductory banking, analytical concepts, and bank-specific administration will be covered. Some travel may be required to complete this phase.  

    In addition to the self-study materials, during initial training Credit Analysts participate in: 

  •     Case Studies and Discussion Sessions to review concepts introduced in the self-study materials
  •     Training to perform credit underwriting according to bank policy
  •     Bank compliance and regulatory training courses
  •     Introductions to senior management
  •     Department tours to provide an overview of bank operations

    Phase II - Rotations (Around 12 months) 
    The primary objective of the Rotational Phase is on-the-job training, primarily in Phoenix. The rotational system offers each Credit Analyst in-depth exposure to various banking lines and banking groups, which facilitate the placement process and ensures the development of well-rounded Bank Officers. Various areas host Credit Analysts for rotations on an ongoing basis, dependent on departmental need. Some of the business line opportunities for rotation are listed below:   

  •     Commercial and Industrial Lending
  •     Commercial Real Estate Lending
  •     Retail Banking
  •     Private Banking
  •     Treasury Management
  •     Credit Administration

    National Bank of Arizona is looking for highly motivated self-starters who have:

  •     Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related subject
  •     Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (include GPA in resume or cover letter)
  •     Completed college level coursework in Accounting, including Managerial and Financial Accounting
  •     Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  •     Detail oriented, organized, analytical, and proven problem-solving abilities
  •     Leadership skills and community involvement
  •     Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is preferred
  •     Internship or prior work experience is preferred

    Participants who successfully complete the Banker Development Program can anticipate an exciting career path in banking, where upon completion you will be internally promoted within the organization.    

    To be considered, please attach both your resume and unofficial transcript to your application.


    •   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
    •   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
    •   Employee Ambassador preferred banking products

    National Bank of Arizona's Banker Development Program positions are not eligible for employment visa sponsorship (e.g., H-1B visa). This includes, for example, situations where a candidate may have temporary work authorization while enrolled in school or upon graduation (e.g., CPT, OPT) but would need H-1B visa sponsorship within a few years of employment to maintain employment eligibility.


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