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At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. Since January 2019, we’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 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.

Senior Specialist, Financial Reporting (Based anywhere in Canada)

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 Chief Financial Team where we use financial foresight and legal insight to improve housing affordability. We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. Bring your analytical skills and your financial reporting expertise to this Senior Specialist, Financial Reporting position. Your expertise in financial reporting and in providing strategic financial advice to management to support complex accounting matters will make you the best candidate for this opportunity. Your experience with implementing new requirements related to accounting standards under International Financial Report Standards (IFRS) will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.


Please note this is a full-time, temporary role of 15 months.  




  • Provides strategic advice to management on financial results, accounting policies, complex accounting matters, and external audit issues to support financial decision making by management, Audit Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Develops accurate and complete accounting records and reconciliations relating to the Corporation's financial position ensuring they meet all applicable regulatory requirements and maintains robust internal control over financial reporting. 
  • Prepares and reviews CMHC’s annual consolidated financial statements, quarterly Financial Report and other government reporting in accordance with IFRS, and standards mandated by Treasury Board, the Financial Administration Act, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act, and the National Housing Act. 
  • Identify and implement process improvements
  • Provides mentorship and guidance on the work of Analysts and Specialists.
  • Collaborate on implementing the new IFRS 17 accounting standard including, executing parallel run of the results, preparing the new disclosure and reviewing/documenting/explaining results and supporting with Fair Value calculation.  
  • Collaborate on diverse projects as the finance expert such as new program/product implementation, new accounting standard impact assessment and implementation of new tools.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is preferred. Professional accounting designation is mandatory (minimum Chartered Professional Accountant).
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant work experience in financial reporting or similar experience 
  • Demonstrated work experience in designing and implementing new accounting policies, assessing impact and writing complete memo on highly complex accounting matters, 
  • Demonstrated project management and cross functional team leadership skills and/or participating in such project teams, to manage several ongoing and competing projects.
  • Knowledge of relevant financial, legislative, and regulatory environments.
  • Excellent ability to gather and analyze information, to synthesize key elements and summarize with recommendations.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation, influencing, negotiation and networking skills. 

Preferred Qualifications:


  • MBA or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or any other professional designation(s), relevant licence, designation or certificate in a related field. 
  • Strong knowledge of complex IFRS standards.
  • Bilingual (English and French)

Posting closing date: Note, the competition 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.


Job Requisition ID: 7975  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Starting Base Salary: 94388.91 

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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