Bilingual Manager, Accounting (Ottawa)

Job Requisition ID: 10235  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

Office Location: Ottawa (ON)

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 99646.37 to $ 124557.97 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 permanent employee:


  • 5 weeks of vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one.
  • 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.



Join the Accounting Operations team, where we support housing affordability through effective and efficient execution of financial transactions. You will be leading a team of 10-15 individuals responsible for accounting and ongoing delivery of payment transactions, including housing loans and contributions, payments to suppliers, and travel and expense. You will lead through change to support delivery of new housing programs and business transformation for accounting and payment process impacts. Your skills and passion for leadership, accounting operations and financial process improvements will support the delivery of innovative solutions that enable better decision-making, financial performance and efficiently supports CMHC’s financial transactional needs.  
What you’ll do  

  • Manages the team’s daily activities for effective and timely processing of payments, including Housing Program’s loans and contributions, payments to suppliers, employee travel and expense reimbursements, lender refunds and other adjustments related to payments.
  • Oversees and maintain effective operational and compliance programs for payments, travel and expense reimbursements, purchasing cards and financial authorities, including implementation of effective internal controls and maintenance of related policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Supports delivery of new corporate initiatives and business transformation by coordinating activities, aligning resourcing, and improving services by providing new ideas, guidance and recommendations that influence process designs and lead to improvements in financial process effectiveness and/or efficiency.
  • Oversees process improvements, conduct change management and identify opportunities to stop, streamline or improve existing processes and activities.
  • Manages internal and external user expectations by providing excellent service, timely and effective feedback, functional guidance and advice on payment-related matters. 
  • Aligns people, work and systems to achieve business process efficiencies and results.

What you should have : 

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field such as accounting, finance, business administration, economics or commerce. 
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in managing accounting functions and leading others through change, including five years of supervisory experience. 
  • A broad knowledge of financial legislation, accounting policies and procedures, internal controls and financial transactional processes best practices. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain financial information to a variety of audiences, and to influence and maintain effective working relationships at various levels of the organization. 
  • Bilingualism (French and English). 


It would be great if you also had:

  • A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.



Posting closing date: Note, the competition may 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!