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Analyst, Financial Services (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

Sector: Client Operations 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary Range: $54682.62 to $68353.27

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

We’re not your typical government agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.
Experience a Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™)
At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% 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.

This position reports to the Operations team in our, Office of the SVP, Client Operations sector. This sector makes delivering housing affordability solutions easy.


About the role
We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. The incumbent is responsible for working closely with Default Real Estate and Vendor Management team members, providing strong analysis to support efficient operations. The incumbent will mitigate potential risks by providing direct first-line financial guidance related to the administration of complex contracts, financial planning, reporting and analysis. The incumbent maintains timely and accurate records, verifies and reconciles entries and investigates discrepancies. The incumbent is responsible for building good working relationships with internal stakeholders and team members in order to facilitate solutions to finance requirements.
This will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.
What you will need
• Undergraduate degree, preferably in a related field such as accounting, finance or business administration.
• Minimum of one year of experience in a related field.
• Knowledge of relevant financial, legislative, and regulatory environments.
• Knowledge of contract management and real estate activities
• Excellent organizational skills to manage several ongoing and competing projects.
• Ability to function in a sophisticated technological environment using tools such as spreadsheets, databases, applications as well as consolidation and reporting tools.
• Oral and written communication skills to clarify and explain financial concepts, policies, applications, processes and systems and respond to inquiries from internal/external stakeholders.

What you will be doing


Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting
• Contributes to the preparation of budgets, forecasts and budget impact analyses.
• Prepares and analyzes financial data, resolves issues and flags/escalates issues to senior colleagues and management for solutions and ensures compliance for the purpose of variance and trend analysis.
• Contributes financial data and analysis to support the period close process and the preparation of ongoing reports and scorecards.
• Processes financial transactions in compliance with agreements/contracts/procedures.
• Carries out reconciliations between systems, subsystems and reports accurately and in a timely manner. Flags possible issues and anomalies to senior colleagues and management so that issues can be remedied.
• Contributes to the creation and maintenance of records and financial analysis spreadsheets to document expenditures and budget forecasts.
• Produces financial metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs).


Monitoring and Processing of Financial Transactions
• Creates and maintains proper records and spreadsheets to track payments, revenues and expenses and ensure application to appropriate budget lines, initiatives, contracts or projects.
• Contributes data, information and analysis to senior colleagues and management so they can effectively advise on operational budgets, the functionality of systems and matters pertaining to the reconciliation between systems.
• Tests financial systems and/or processes innovations and procedures to assess their alignment with defined policies and/or systems specifications and advises management of the results.
• Conducts analysis and may prepare draft reports of findings to assist in monitoring compliance with CMHC policies and the financial management framework and identifying any noted trends within the information collected.


People Leadership (human relations skills)
• Maintains collaborative and effective working relationships with others.

Does this sound like you?
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Posting closing date: July 21, 2020 @ 11:59 pm EST (Note, the competition may remain active until filled).


Job Requisition ID: 4790  

Primary Location: OttawaOntario  

Other Location(s):  

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities
*If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

Learn more below about CMHC and how we help Canadians meet their housing needs.