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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.

Bilingual Manager, Accounting (Position can be based 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 Accounting Operations Team under Andréane Rodrigue, where we support housing affordability through effective and efficient execution of financial transactions. Your skills and passion for leadership, accounting and process improvements will support the delivery of innovative solutions that enable better decision-making, financial performance and efficiently supports CMHC’s financial transactional needs.  
•    Manage invoicing, accounts receivables processing as well as customer and vendor set-up, updates and maintenance.  
•    Manage daily bank reconciliation, electronic and cheque receipts and journal entries. Manage the preparation and reconciliation of lender reports. Manage inquiries related to lender reports and other transactions. 
•    Manage timely invoice and payment processing, including payments to suppliers and employee reimbursement. Process refunds and other adjustments related to payments. 
•    Coordinate and manage processes related to monthly closing of the general ledger. Oversee the reconciliation of several general ledger accounts. 
•    Manage client expectations by providing excellent service and timely feedback. 
•    Manage workflows to ensure process efficiency, service-level agreements are met and risks are mitigated. 
•    Oversee accounting operations transformation by providing advice, guidance on potential solutions and improvements for CMHC's accounting practices, internal controls and business processes. 
•    Align people, work and systems to achieve business process efficiencies and results. 
Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Undergraduate degree in a related field such as accounting, finance, business administration, economics or commerce. 
•    Minimum of seven years of experience in managing accounting functions and leader others through change.  
•    Minimum of five years of supervisory experience. 
•    Broad knowledge of financial legislation, accounting policies and procedures, internal controls and financial transaction processing best practices. 
•    Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain financial information to a variety of audiences. 
•    Ability to persuade and influence others and maintain effective working relationships. 
•    Bilingualism (French and English). 


Preferred Qualifications:

•    Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. 


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




CMHC has implemented vaccination requirements to align with Government of Canada mandatory vaccination measures for the federal public service.


Vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for all CMHC employees, regardless of place of work (teleworking, working remotely or working on-site). CMHC’s vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, are a term and condition of employment.


CMHC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. If you are the selected candidate, your vaccination status will be verified by an authorized CMHC third party as part of the offer process. If you wish to request an exemption from CMHC’s vaccination requirements on valid human rights-based grounds, you must do so at the offer stage as part of the recruitment process and be approved for an exemption before any offer of employment can be issued.


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: 7732  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 94388.91 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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

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