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Specialist, Financial Reporting (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8878  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 78657.14 to $ 98321.43 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 up to 3 weeks of accrued vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • 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 Financial Reporting Team where we use financial foresight and insight to improve housing affordability. You will provide strategic financial advice to management to support complex accounting matters related to accounting standards for Pension Plans and accounting standards under International Financial Report Standards (IFRS). You will also prepare and review a range of critical financial reports including CMHC’s pension plan annual report, CMHC’s annual consolidated financial statements and CMHC’s quarterly financial report.



This is a temporary position of a duration of 12 months.



  • Develop accurate and complete accounting records and reconciliations relating to CMHC’s pension plan and corporate financial position ensuring they meet all applicable regulatory requirements.   
  • Prepares a range of critical financial reports; CMHC’s pension plan annual report, CMHC’s annual consolidated financial statements and CMHC’s quarterly financial report.   
  • Support in the design, implementation and testing of reporting disclosure management tools. 
  • Provides effective financial oversight and strategic advice for the business to help resolve issues and to help ensure that all financial decisions are made in the best interest of the organization.  
  • Provides advice and guidance to senior representatives and their delegates while helping to resolve financial issues. 
  • Prepares explanations, submissions, briefing materials and presentations for delivery to management. 
  • Analyzes and implements best practices for presentation and disclosure relative to accounting standards for Pension Plans, IFRS and standards mandated by Treasury Board, the Financial Administration Act, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act, and the National Housing Act. 
  • Provides mentorship and guidance on the work of colleagues. 

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as accounting, finance, business administration, economics or commerce. 
  • Professional accounting designation is mandatory (minimum Chartered Professional Accountant).
  • Minimum of five years of related work experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of the financial, legislative and regulatory environment.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing the work of other financial professionals.
  • Excellent ability to gather and analyze information, synthesize key elements and summarize with recommendations.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and knowledge of software applications.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and work in a multi-demand environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation, influencing, mentoring, 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.
  • Bilingualism (French and English).


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.