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At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. Since January 2019, we’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 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.

Associate, Finance Partner - Business Analysis & Strategy (anywhere in Canada)

Help make a difference for Canadians. CMHC’s aspiration is that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. All of our programs and activities support this singular goal.

Be part of an inclusive workplace. Diversity and Inclusion guides everything we do at CMHC. We’re taking concrete actions to eradicate racism and advance equity within CMHC and the housing system.



Join the CFO and Corporate Services Team. You will support the synthesis and delivery of financial guidance to clients. You will act as a business partner, helping clients establish sound financial processes that provide business insights for better financial decisions. Proactively develops an in-depth understanding of the business operations through discussion and analysis, distilling financial needs and gaining trust as a business partner. You will also conduct finance process modelling activities and develops, implements, interprets and reports on performance measures.


This is a temporary position of a duration of 12 months. 



  • Act as a business partner, maintaining meaningful relationships with client and relevant stakeholders to gain an understanding of the business and environment, in order to accomplish finance tasks, and to support business decisions. 
  • Provides guidance on developing and executing forecasting processes that yield meaningful, timely and detailed forecasts using appropriate forecasting techniques, assumptions and tools; solutions often require innovative thinking and creative problem solving.
  • Prepares the financial and impact analysis, and financial modelling to deliver insights and commentary, applying an understanding of the operations to frame, using common business terms and visualizations to help clients understand the implications of key business decisions.
  • Identify non-value added processes and improvement opportunities related to costing, risk management, oversight, analysis, managing reporting, funding, budgeting, controls, and financial model inputs and outputs.
  • Contributes to initiatives, which monitor the effectiveness of processes and systems, and highlights areas where changes may be required, which includes 
  • Supports the development and championing of financial implications of business strategies and policies by identifying emerging issues, trends and opportunities, researching and analyzing their implications and recommending solutions.
  • Conducts in-depth and proactive analysis of FTE consumption activities, forecast accuracy, variances between actuals (current and prior year), and variance from planned amounts. Contributes to monitoring FTE budgets against corporate appropriations, and operating budgets.
  • Distills and formulates thoughtful and supported financial recommendations based on the results of proactive financial analysis, identified areas of risk exposure, and available opportunities for improvement. 
  • Contributes to the development, implementation, standardization, analysis and monitoring financial performance indicators, measures and targets to ensure clients are meeting stakeholder expectations and achieving strategic objectives from a financial perspective.
  • Applies an understanding of business performance measures and prepares management reports containing quantitative and qualitative analysis on operational and strategic metrics, key expense performance indicators, benchmark comparisons and other variables.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in  accounting, finance, business administration, economics or commerce. MBA or professional designation (CA, CFA, CGA, CMA, CPA) would be considered a strong asset.
  • Minimum of three years in finance, business analysis and strategy support.
  • Knowledge of relevant financial, legislative and regulatory environments.
  • Understanding of financial statements and general accounting principles.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage several ongoing and competing projects.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in various software applications and planning tools (e.g. Power BI, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Excellent ability to gather and analyze information, synthesize key elements and summarize recommendations.

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



On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for federal government employees.  This decision followed a review of the current public health situation, including the evolution of the virus and vaccination rates in Canada. As a result, and consistent with the Government of Canada decision, CMHC has suspended its Vaccination Policy, effective June 20, 2022.  


As a result, at this time, CMHC does not require employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  CMHC will continue to monitor the public health situation and may at any time make adjustments and adopt or reintroduce measures, including mandatory vaccination, attestation and verification requirements. Any such vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, shall form a term and condition of your employment at CMHC.

CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our aspiration.


We are committed to employment equity and actively encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


Job Requisition ID: 7942  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Starting Base Salary: 66642.22 

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Calgary (AB); Halifax (NS); Montreal (QC); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC)