Bilingual Clerk, Accounting (OTTAWA)

Job Requisition ID: 9997  

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

Office Location: Ottawa (ON)

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 45899.31 to $ 57374.14 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a contract employee:

  • 3 weeks of accrued vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive.
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more.
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 times a month.


About the role

Join the Accounting Operations Team in the Bilingual Clerk, Accounting position. 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 for a duration of 12 months. 


What you’ll do:

  • Process AP, AR, vendor requisitions and/or cash management transactions.
  • Create and maintain vendors and customers 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 policies 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. 


What you should have:

  • A post-secondary education with a concentration in accounting or finance and one year of experience in accounting-related positions with increasing responsibilities OR, an equivalent combination of related education and experience. 
  • A demonstrated work experience in processing accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions. 
  • A demonstrated experience in applying corporate financial policies, practices and procedures.
  • Experience with Dynamics and Microsoft suite.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills (balance of workloads and the prioritization of requests to meet deadlines).
  • A strong attention to detail and good client service.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • A good knowledge of accepted accounting principles. 
  • Bilingualism (French and English).


It would be great if you also had:

  • 1-3 years of recent work experience in an accounting-related position.
  • Bookkeeping experience.


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




Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and daunting, and we appreciate your effort. Learn more about our hiring process.  If you are selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!