Bilingual Analyst, Financial Services (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)
Ottawa, ON, CA
3d ago

Sector : Finance

Language Designation : Bilingual

Language Skill Levels (Read / Write / Speak) : BBB

Salary Range : $54682.62 to $68353.27

Position Status : Permanent Full Time

We’re not your typical government agency

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason : to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.

We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing.

At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.

Experience a Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™)

At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% accountable.

You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

This position reports to the Finance team in our Office of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer sector. This sector use financial foresight and legal insight to improve housing affordability.

About the role

We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. You will provide direct first-line financial guidance to clients and assists senior colleagues and management in a range of activities related to accounting, cost allocation, reconciliation, financial planning, reporting and analysis.

You will maintain the accuracy of records by verifying and reconciling entries and investigating discrepancies. You will support financial planning, including calculating financial inputs to business planning activities (budget, corporate plan).

You will also provide preliminary analysis for the implementation of financial policies, procedures, systems as well as for advice relating to specific financial policy and systems areas.

This will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.

What you will need

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as accounting, finance or business administration.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Understanding of financial statements and general accounting principles.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage several ongoing and competing projects.
  • Ability to function in a sophisticated technological environment using tools such as spreadsheets, databases, applications as well as consolidation and reporting tools.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (in French and in English) to clarify and explain financial concepts, policies, applications, processes and systems and respond to inquiries from internal / external stakeholders.
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) or working towards a CPA designation would be an asset.
  • What you will be doing

    Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting

  • Contributes to the preparation of budgets, forecasts and budget impact analyses.
  • Prepares and analyzes financial data, resolves issues and flags / escalates issues to senior colleagues and management for solutions and ensures compliance for the purpose of variance and trend analysis.
  • Contributes financial data and analysis to support the period close process and the preparation of ongoing reports and scorecards.

  • Processes financial transactions in compliance with agreements / contracts / procedures.
  • Carries out reconciliations between systems, subsystems and reports accurately and in a timely manner. Flags possible issues and anomalies to senior colleagues and management so that issues can be remedied.
  • Provides input and support for the preparation of financial plans, financial statements and initiatives.
  • Contributes to the creation and maintenance of records and financial analysis spreadsheets to document expenditures and budget forecasts.
  • Produces financial metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Monitoring and Processing of Financial Transactions

  • Creates and maintains proper records and spreadsheets to track recoveries, revenues and expenses and ensure application to appropriate budget lines, initiatives, contracts or projects.
  • Contributes data, information and analysis to senior colleagues and management so they can effectively advise on matters of capital and operational budgets, the functionality of systems and matters pertaining to the reconciliation between systems.
  • Tests financial systems and / or processes innovations and procedures to assess their alignment with defined policies and / or systems specifications and advises management of the results.
  • Conducts analysis and may prepare draft reports of findings to assist in monitoring compliance with CMHC policies and the financial management framework and identifying any noted trends within the information collected.
  • Does this sound like you?

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    Posting closing date : (Note, the competition may remain active until filled).

    Job Requisition ID : 4087

    Primary Location : Ottawa , Ontario

    Other Location(s) : Halifax, Montréal, Québec, Toronto, Calgary & Vancouver

    Security Requirement : Reliability Status

    Travel Requirement : Travel not required

    We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.


    CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities

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