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Financial Analyst: Public Finance

Zions Bancorp/ZMSC Job Titles
Enterprise Services
050922 Requisition #

Did you know that Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation’s premier financial services companies with total assets exceeding $70 billion? With local management teams at the helm in 11 western states, Zions is dedicated to making a difference in their local communities. At Zions, we haven’t forgotten who keeps us in business, meaning we’re committed to the success of our customers, and our employees. Here, the possibilities are endless – come for a job, stay for a career.


Zions Public Finance Inc. has just opened an opportunity for a Municipal Consulting Analyst on our Public Finance team based in the Salt Lake City area, covering the state of Utah and parts of the intermountain west.


Ideal candidates will have the skills and experience necessary to: 

  • Process and manage municipal consulting projects and deadlines from start to finish for current and new client relationships.

  • Prepare internal and external financial models and analysis using Excel and  Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software.

  • Collect data and present findings in both written and oral format with the use of presentation programs such as PowerPoint and InDesign.

  • Design presentation materials, reports, and persuasive proposals in a professional and easy-to-follow manner.

  • Interact with lead consultant, project partners, and clients during consulting projects, meetings (in person or virtually) to document project needs and objectives that would later be translated into data charts, graphs, tables, presentations and written reports.

  • Monitor and track progress billings for projects including invoicing clients.

  • Maintain a high level of client satisfaction by generating, managing and servicing a portfolio of clients and disparate projects.

  • Travel overnight as needed.
  • Occasionally lead and train analytical staff. 
  • May be asked to perform other duties and special projects.

What you need to bring to the table:   
  • A Bachelor’s degree and 2 + years of experience with municipal consulting, local government administration, finance, accounting, marketing, public relations or related field. Applicants should understand local government operations and issues and be familiar with the political structure and procedures surrounding local governments. A combination of education and experience may meet job requirements.

  • Ability to identify, manage and solve project problems from start to completion.

  • Excellent communication, presentation and inter-personal skills.

  • Strong analytical, quantitative, verbal, written, and negotiating skills.

  • Analytical ability required to gather, summarize, and interpret data for reports with a penchant for design and layout that makes data accessible to an audience.

  • Ability to clearly and succinctly express complex financial concepts both verbally and in writing. 

  • Ability to work in a heavily deadline-oriented environment.
  • Superior expertise in managing multiple project-oriented tasks and strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently while being team-oriented.
  • Excellent problem resolution and organizational skills.
  • Ability to perceive beyond the obvious when developing solutions and adapt to unique circumstances rather than applying cookie-cutter remedies.  

  • Must possess a high level of motivation, initiative and leadership skills.

  • Proven strategic thinking, communication, time management, and presentation skills.

  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

  • Ability to quickly learn other finance-related software products as needed. 

What’s in it for you? 

  • Competitive base salary.
  • Bonus driven by your production and overall group performance.

  • Backing of one of the most successful community focused banks in the western U.S.

  • Generous employee benefits, including 401K match, paid parental leave, and tuition assistance.   

Zions Bancorporation and its affiliates and divisions (“Zions”) is an equal opportunity employer which prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment. Zions is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and employment candidates and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Zions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Zions will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Zions encourages applicants of all ages.


It is Zions’ policy not to discriminate because of a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran. This includes spouses and other family members. Also, Zions will safeguard the fair and equitable treatment of protected veteran spouses and family members with regard to all employment actions and prohibit harassment of applicants and employees because of their relationship or association with a protected veteran.


Applicants Requesting Accommodations: If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site.  You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting us at careers@zionsbancorp.com or 801/844-7628.  Please email your resume/cover letter, indicate what position you are interested in and include "Accommodation needed" in the subject line to ensure your information is routed to the appropriate contact.


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