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Zions Bancorporation Compliance Officer - Foreign Exchange & International Banking in Houston, Texas

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.

We are currently seeking a Foreign Exchange and International Banking Risk & Compliance Officer to join our team. This position can be located in Houston, TX or Salt Lake City, Utah.


Market, Liquidity, and Wealth Risk Management (MLW) Team members work closely with key executives to monitor and manage some of the most significant (and expanding) processes associated with the financial services industry. The MLW team provides second line oversight to the non-bank divisions of Zions Bancorporation including but not limited to Foreign Exchange and International Banking.


A Risk & Compliance Officer within MLW provides leadership, analytical skills, and innovative thinking necessary to not only carry out existing risk monitoring frameworks but also to enhance and improve existing programs and challenge business line assertions and assessments. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct scheduled monitoring and testing reviews over assigned business line activities in accordance with risk monitoring program.

  • Work with the MLW Compliance testing to complete risk and compliance testing of various business units including broker dealers, corporate trust, personal trust, registered investment advisors, etc.

  • Support the Non-Bank BSA/AML program and officer as needed.

  • Communicate findings/issues to business line management in a professional manner.

  • Interact with business line partners; schedule and conduct monthly meetings.

  • Review electronic communications and marketing materials as needed.

  • Assist in the gathering of key risk indicator data from the business partners.

  • Present second line reports during risk and business line committee meetings.

  • Provide subject matter expertise on compliance and risk topics.

  • Liaise with Legal, Audit and Compliance partners to leverage resources.

  • Conduct SOX control reviews.

  • Assist in the coordination of reviews, and impact analysis of proposed and new regulations and industry enforcement actions.

  • Manage international governance documents in including the department policy and procedure manual.

  • Execute other duties as assigned by department management

The environment is dynamic and growing, as risk officers frequently evaluate business units throughout the entire Enterprise and affiliates. Some travel may be required.


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, finance or a related field and

  • 2 + experience in financial services regulatory compliance, securities industry, investment management, investment banking, auditing or other directly related experience.

  • A combination of education and experience may meet requirements.

  • Relevant professional certifications or the strong desire to work towards relevant certifications (FINRA Licenses) strongly preferred.

  • Experience in BSA/AML a plus.

  • Experience in foreign exchange and international banking a plus.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to bring together large amounts of data into succinct reports

  • Strong Excel skills and experience in data analysis, data mining, or database management is preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information to regulators, senior management.

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Ability to learn on the fly and think independently

  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently or with team members

Req ID: 053211

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