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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.

Finance Partner, Business Analysis and Strategy (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 Chief Financial Team, where we use financial foresight and legal insight to improve housing affordability. You will contribute to the synthesis and delivery of financial guidance to clients. You will act as a strategic business partner, helping clients establish moderately complex financial processes that provide business insights for better financial and strategic decisions. You will develop and maintain a strong understanding of the business operations through discussion and analysis, distilling financial needs and gaining trust as a business partner. You will also develop and implement various financial initiatives on process improvement activities and performance measurement to achieve more effectively finance and business goals



•    Act as a proactive business partner, understand the business strategy, and provide relevant financial insights on business performance to support decision-making. Support the coordination and problem solving of financial solutions with other areas of the CFO sector.
•    Promote a business-partnering dynamic, understanding both finance and business needs and focused on providing moderately complex analysis and advice guidance to clients, leveraging available systems, new technology and tools.
•    Consult and share expertise with internal client groups, ranging from middle management to vice-presidents, providing guidance, advice and recommendations with regards to special initiatives and unique business cases and applying guidelines, policies and risk management.
•    Provide advice, recommendations and coaching to clients in the development of business and cost driver analysis, monthly forecasting, annual and 5-year business financial plans, the allocation and re-allocation of budgets, business cases and assumptions used in financial models.
•    Support the development and championing of management reporting, financial modeling and implications of business strategies and policies by identifying emerging issues, trends and opportunities, researching and analyzing their implications and recommending solutions.
•    Identify non-value added processes and mapping improved processes, which includes assessing current financial processes including those related to financial infrastructure, controls, financial model inputs and output procedures to recommend specific and meaningful improvements in efficiency.
•    Coach and guide the development and documentation of financial plans, including, but not limited to, developing and monitoring moderate complexity financial planning models, challenging assumptions and coaching to link the financial planning process to enterprise-wide integrated planning.
•    Apply a strong understanding of business performance measures and implements and oversee delivery management reports containing quantitative and qualitative analysis, which provides strategic insight into the underlying drivers of performance from operational and strategic metrics, key expense performance indicators, benchmark comparisons and other variables, and contribute to recommendations to senior management to optimize client performance

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 five 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.


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: 6834  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 77114.85 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

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

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