Financial Analyst - FP&A - Salt Lake City

Location
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salary
Open
Posted
Mar 01, 2024
Closes
Mar 02, 2025

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 Financial Analyst as part of our Business Line Financial Planning and Analysis department. Business Line FP&A is integrated within the larger Financial Planning and Analysis division at Zions Bancorporation.  Position is located downtown Salt Lake City.

 

The FP&A division is focused on developing talent that will enable our organization's long-term success by improving balance sheet returns, growing fee income, controlling expenses, and gaining efficiencies through process improvement and automation. What's great about our department is that we work with the brightest minds in the organization who foster a culture of continuous learning and growth, have Executive and Board level visibility and support for our work and direct engagement with a diverse range of executives, and our efforts translate directly into highly visible, enterprise-wide initiatives. We are focused on creating business value and are seeking like-minded professionals to join our team!

 

The Financial Analyst will join our Business Line FP&A team responsible for profitability analysis, financial reporting, budgeting, etc. for the Bank's various business lines and lending units. Our team assists business leaders to understand the profitability of the various products and loans offered by the Bank. If you want to work on a team that drives company strategic objectives; works closely with business leadership; answers challenging questions with data; constantly nurtures talent and personal and professional growth; fosters an atmosphere of efficiency, continuous progress, and excellence; and serves as experts on the financial performance of the groups we support, then you will be in excellent company.

 

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

 

  • Create and analyze financial statements and other financial documents or data to aide management in decision making process.
  • Complete analysis in one or more of the following areas: cost analysis, profitability, pricing, valuation, budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling, or reconciliation utilizing related analytical practices, principles, applications, and methods.
  • Develop resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity, networking, and financial best practices.
  • Prepare financial planning reports of key performance indicators, ad hoc analysis reports, economic valuations, and cost benefit information.
  • Interact with senior finance management and business line leadership across the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in accounting, finance, economics, statistics, mathematics, or another business-related field. 
  • 6+ years of experience in accounting, financial analysis, financial modeling, budgeting, analytics, or forecasting or other directly related experience.
  • A combination of education and experience may meet the requirements, previous experience in Financial Services a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prepare oral and written reports.
  • Ability to work in a heavily deadline-oriented environment; must be organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team; works effectively with co-workers and internal customers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a large variety of audiences.
  • Ability to identify, research, coordinate, and resolve issues.
  • Ability to comprehend and develop complex financial models.
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required.
  • Experience with SQL, SAS, R, or Python required.
  • Experience with Power BI and Business Objects a plus.
  • Experience with Hyperion Essbase or similar planning/reporting tool a plus.

 

Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, the Zions Bank Building serves as the headquarters of both Zions Bancorporation and Zions Bank. The building sits adjacent to City Creek Center, a world-class shopping and dining destination with more than 100 stores and restaurants. The Zions Bank Building stands tall among Salt Lake City's central business district, providing hundreds of team members with an exceptional work environment and features such as:

 

  • Easy access to the City Creek UTA TRAX station, as well as various electric vehicle charging stations in most City Creek area garages;
  • An employee-only fitness center and bike storage;
  • An employee lounge, kitchen, micro market, game tables, couches and TVs;
  • Private mothers' rooms and lockers; and
  • Access to downtown shopping, dining, arts and entertainment.

 



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