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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.

Senior Specialist, Finance Business Partner (Position can be located 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 eliminate racism and embed equity into our culture, processes, programs, and policies so that they reflect the lived experiences of all Canadians.

Join the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, where we use financial foresight and legal insight to improve housing affordability.

We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. 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. These activities will contribute to CMHC’s strategic objective to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.


• 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.


Preferred Qualifications:
• Master of Business Administration, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is considered an asset.
• Green Belt or PMP considered an asset

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


CMHC values diverse backgrounds and experience and welcomes non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada to apply!


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: 5503  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Office Location: Calgary (AB); Charlottetown (PE); Edmonton (AB); Halifax (NS); Moncton (NB); Montreal (QC); Ottawa (ON); Quebec (QC); Saskatoon (SK); St. John's (NL); Thunder Bay (ON); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC); Winnipeg (MB); Yellowknife (NT)

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