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Manager, Accounting (Ottawa)

Job Requisition ID: 8882  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Office Location: Ottawa (ON)

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 94388.91 to $ 117986.14 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We empower our employees to be fully autonomous and accountable in achieving their results. Employees focus on how they achieve results rather than when and where they choose to work.


Here are some of the reasons why we were chosen as one of Canada's top employers:


  • Enjoy 5 weeks of vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • Defined benefit pension plan;
  • Comprehensive group insurance to support your well-being from day one;
  • Access to a catalogue of courses for individual learning;
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with multiple Employee Resource Groups and much more!


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 Client Operations sector 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.  

  • Manage 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.
  • Oversee 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.
  • Support 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.
  • Oversee process improvements, conduct change management and identify opportunities to stop, streamline or improve existing processes and activities.
  • Manage internal and external user expectations by providing excellent service, timely and effective feedback, functional guidance and advice on payment-related matters. 
  • Align people, work and systems to achieve business process efficiencies and results.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as accounting, finance, business administration, economics or commerce. 
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in managing accounting functions and leading others through change, including five years of supervisory experience. 
  • 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). 

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.


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



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.