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Bilingual Senior Specialist, Investment Performance and Analytics (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8273  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 94388.91 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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

 

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.
 

Join the Investment and Treasury Team where we work to support CMHC’s goals for financial stability and housing affordability. The Investment and Analytics group supports CMHC’s Investment strategy and operations through independent measurement of investment portfolio valuation, performance and reporting to various stakeholders. The team also supports the development and delivery of investment performance analytical tools and solutions as well as Corporate related initiatives.

 

Responsibilities: 

 

  • Developing and communicating portfolio risk positions, performance measurement and attribution.
  • Coordinating, developing and delivering core weekly, monthly and quarterly financial positions, risk measurement and performance reporting. 
  • Conducting complex analyses on various portfolio strategies and transacting decisions.
  • Explaining financial valuations, financial results and financial variances to various stakeholders, including internal and external auditors.
  • Performing financial risk and investment performance assessments and related asset/liability modeling and cash forecasting in support of Investment and Risk Management Reporting Committee.
  • Delivering valuation estimates to support CMHC’s five-year Corporate Plan as well as CMHC’s Stress-testing scenarios.
  • Remaining abreast of domestic and international regulatory directions and providing input to the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) sector to keep CMHC financial risk policy current.
  • Supporting financial information system upgrades and re-design (such as Wall Street Suite, Loans Valuation Information System).
  • Establishing and reporting on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) measures and metrics relating to CMHC & Pension Fund’s investment portfolios.

 

Minimum Qualifications:
 

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Financial Engineering, Finance, Computer Science, Mathematicsor a related field, and a minimum of seven (7) years with increasing responsibility and experience in financial analysis related to the capital markets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in quantitative finance combined with the capability to assist in developing system-oriented solutions (through use of applications / languages such as Excel, Visual Basic, SAS, and object-oriented programming languages).
  • Demonstrated experience and skills of advanced financial instrument valuation software and market information system tools (such as Bloomberg, PCBond).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and participating in various project initiatives.
  • Comprehensive and advanced knowledge of conceptual and transactional elements of the capital markets (domestic and international), from simple fixed income instruments to structured securities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of asset-liability management principles, concepts and techniques.
  • Comprehensive understanding of derivatives and how they can be used in relation to funding and hedging opportunities.
  • Demonstrated reporting skills with the ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Ability to build and manage effective working relationships with peers, and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills, including the ability to present complex ideas and issues to a variety of audiences, including senior management.
  • Awareness of the Corporation's mandate and its regulatory environment, and understanding of the housing, mortgage, and mortgage insurance markets.
  • General understanding of sustainability and climate reporting frameworks such as SASB standards and TCFD framework.
  • Bilingualism (French and English).

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Sound knowledge of conceptual and transactional elements of capital markets, from plain vanilla fixed income instruments to structured securities and derivatives, back-office operations, treasury and risk management.
  • A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and/or Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation and/or postgraduate degree in the fields noted above.
  • Experience and knowledge of Wall Street Suite system. 

 

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

 


 

IMPORTANT NOTICE – COVID-19 MEASURES

 

On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for federal government employees.  This decision followed a review of the current public health situation, including the evolution of the virus and vaccination rates in Canada. As a result, and consistent with the Government of Canada decision, CMHC has suspended its Vaccination Policy, effective June 20, 2022.  

 

As a result, at this time, CMHC does not require employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  CMHC will continue to monitor the public health situation and may at any time make adjustments and adopt or reintroduce measures, including mandatory vaccination, attestation and verification requirements. Any such vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, shall form a term and condition of your employment at CMHC.

 

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.