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Senior Analyst - Finance Business Partnering (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

Sector: Finance 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary Range: $64465.23 to $80581.54

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

We’re not your typical government agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.
Experience a Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™)
At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% 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.

This position reports to the Finance team in our Office of the Chief Financial Officer sector. This sector uses financial foresight and legal insight to improve housing affordability.


About the role

We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. You will support the synthesis and delivery of strategic financial guidance to various corporate clients. You will act as a business partner, helping clients establish robust financial processes that provide business insights on which financial decisions can be made. You will proactively develop an in-depth understanding of the business operations through discussion and analysis, distilling financial needs and gaining trust as a business partner. You will conduct finance process modelling activities and develop, implement, interpret and report on performance measures. This will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.


What you will need

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as accounting, finance, or economics.
  • Professional accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA, CPA) is an asset.
  • Minimum of three years experience in one or all of the following: financial reporting, audit and financial analysis.
  • Knowledge of relevant financial, legislative and regulatory environments.
  • Understanding of financial statements and general accounting principles.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and work in a multi-demand environment.
  • Excellent ability to gather and analyze information, synthesize key elements and summarize recommendations.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and in a team environment.


What you will be doing

  • Conducts in-depth and proactive analysis of expense and revenue consumption activities, forecast accuracy, variances between actuals (current and prior year), and variance from planned amounts. Contributes to monitoring budgets against corporate appropriations, corporate authorities, commitments, expenses and operating budgets.
  • Applies an understanding of the operations to frame and deliver commentary on the results of financial analyses, using common business terms and visualizations to help clients understand the implications of key business decisions.
  • Distills and formulates thoughtful and supported financial recommendations based on the results of proactive financial analysis, identified areas of risk exposure, and available opportunities for improvement; ensures the recommendations align with enterprise-wide objectives and initiatives.
  • Conducts analysis and provides advice in the allocation and reallocation of budgets. Supports the execution of financial adjustments to ensure that financial resources are appropriately allocated.
  • Assesses budget consumption and ensures that commitments and charges are correctly coded and that accounting principles are adhered to for all transactions.
  • Performs documents and guides ad hoc financial analysis for areas that have been prioritized by management.
  • Supports the Manager and Director in complying with the external audit, including the timely provision of reports, explanations, data and related information, as required, to external auditors.
  • Supports internal client groups, ranging from middle management to senior VPs, providing guidance, advice and recommendations with regard to special initiatives and unique business cases and is accountable for guidelines, policies and risk management. Plays a highly autonomous role with discretion on when matters need to be escalated to managers or directors (usually in high risk, policy non-compliance issues)
  • Assumes responsibility for explaining and justifying corporate planning and forecasting figures directly to the client.


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


Job Requisition ID: 4707  

Primary Location: OttawaOntario  

Other Location(s): Halifax, Montréal, Québec, Toronto, Calgary & Vancouver 

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Limited 


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities
*If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

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