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Bilingual Senior Business Partner, Finance (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8351  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 94388.91 

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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


At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We empower our employees to be fully autonomous and accountable in achieving their results. Employees focus on how they achieve results rather than when and where they choose to work.


Here are some of the reasons why we were chosen as one of Canada's top employers:


  • Enjoy up to 3 weeks of accrued vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • Access to a catalogue of courses for individual learning;
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with multiple Employee Resource Groups and much more!


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 where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges.
You will lead the synthesis and delivery of strategic and operational financial advisory services. You will act as a business partner, establish robust financial processes and provide business insights on which financial decisions can be made. You will also proactively develop an in-depth understanding of the business operations through discussion and analysis, distilling financial needs end-to-end for the finance function and gaining trust as a business partner. You will be heavily involved in the business improvement drive to manage a portfolio of process, system and reporting improvements. You will conduct financial modelling activities, develop, implement, interpret and report on performance measures. 


Please note this is a temporary, full-time position ending May 2024.


  • Fosters a business-partnering dynamic, understands both finance and business dimensions and focuses on providing proactive analysis and guidance to clients, leveraging available systems and tools.
  • Acts as the "single window to Finance," helping clients navigate end-to-end financial requirements, establish robust financial processes that provide business insights on decision-making needs.
  • Leads finance business improvement activities covering processes, system and reporting enhancements focused on transformation, productivity and value creation.
  • Collaborates on the development, implementation, standardization and monitoring of performance indicators, measures and targets to ensure that stakeholder expectations are met.
  • Applies an understanding of business performance measures and delivers analysis and advice which provides meaningful insights into the underlying drivers of performance for operational and strategic metrics, key expense performance indicators, benchmark comparisons and other variables, and provides recommendations to senior management to optimize client performance.
  • Provides advice, guidance and recommendation to internal clients (ranging from middle management to senior vice-presidents) with regards to business initiatives, business cases, guidelines, policies, risk management, financial planning and costing in line with CMHC’s strategy.
  • Conducts analyses to cost, evaluate, challenge and support business cases including narratives and ensure they support CMHC’s overall strategy.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as accounting, finance, business administration, economics or commerce.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in a finance-related roles such as FP&A, Finance Business Partnering, Business Analysis, Business Improvement, Commercial Finance.
  • Results oriented, team player, strong analytical skills, critical thinking,  storytelling with Business and commercial acumen mindset.
  • Excellent ability to gather and analyze information, synthesize key elements and summarize with recommendations.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and work in a multi-demand environment while overseeing the work of other financial professionals with strong interpersonal and team leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including presentation skills with the ability to influence multiple levels of stakeholders within an organization.
  • Bilingualism (English and French).

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master of Business Administration, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
  • Green Belt or PMP.


Posting closing date: Note, this position 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.