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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 Accounting Clerk (Ottawa)

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 where we support housing affordability through effective and efficient execution of financial transactions. Your skills and passion for accounting, data analysis and process improvements will support the accounts payable (AP) and accounts receivable (AR) process execution and/or cash management transactions in order to efficiently support CMHC’s financial transactional needs.


This is a temporary position of a duration of 12 months. 


•    Process AP, AR, vendor requisitions and/or cash management transactions.
•    Create and maintain vendor and customer master data records. 
•    Follow up on outstanding transactions, prepare payment requests and journal vouchers, record receipts and collect AR.
•    Verify transactions submitted for processing, such as approvals, coding and supporting documentation, for compliance with applicable polices and guidelines.
•    Support internal and external clients in understanding and adhering to requirements.
•    Analyze and review financial reports, clarify and explain financial implications and issues.
•    Issue updated reports for external and internal clients for distribution and publication, when applicable.
•    Participate in system and process improvements. 


Minimum Qualifications:

•    Post-secondary education with a concentration in accounting or finance and experience in accounting-related positions with increasing responsibilities OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience. 
•    Demonstrated work experience in processing AP and AR transactions. Bookkeeping experience would be considered an asset.
•    Demonstrated experience in applying corporate financial policies, practices and procedures.
•    Experience with Dynamics and the Microsoft suite.
•    Excellent organizational and time management skills, enabling the balance of workloads and the prioritization ofrequests to meet deadlines.
•    Strong attention to detail and good client service.
•    Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve common goals
•    Good knowledge of accepted accounting principles. 
•    Bilingualism (French and English) 


Preferred Qualifications:
•    1-3 years of recent work experience in an accounting-related position.
•    Accounting degree or certificate would be considered an asset.

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: 7827  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 43477.61 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Office Location: Ottawa (ON)

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