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Specialist, Finance Business Partnering

Sector: Finance 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary Range: $74852.60 to $93565.75

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.

About the role
We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. Your expertise in providing strategic financial advice to support key initiatives will make you the best candidate for this opportunity. Your experience performing technical accounting analysis will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.


What you will need
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Commerce or in a related field.
• Minimum of four (4) years of relevant work experience and increasing responsibilities working in related Finance positions.
• Professional Accounting Designation (CPA) is a requirement, however, other designations such as a chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) may be considered when factoring in relevant experience.
• Experience in building financial models for decision support (e.g. forecasted financial statements, revenue schedules, business mix, FTE’s etc).
• Experience in programming/coding financial models – preference for R, Python or Alteryx (an asset)
• Experience with analytical and visualization tools and demonstrating ability in using these tools to drive extract value for the business.
• Experience in building and maintaining relationships
• Experience in supporting complex issues/issue resolution, negotiation especially under time constraints with limited information.
• Demonstrated ability in understanding business models, the drivers of value and understanding how to optimize/extract the most value from the business models.
• Knowledge of relevant financial, legislative, and regulatory environments.
• Organizational skills to manage several ongoing and competing projects.
• Ability to communicate complex topics in a very basic manner.


What you will be doing
• Providing strategic and operational financial advisory services to one or more of CMHC’ lines of business – a trusted business partner/advisor.
• Providing strategic decision support on key initiatives, programs and the day-to-day operations of the sector to support CMHC achieving its strategy.
• Developing and enhancing financial models to provide decision support.
• Leading and insightful analysis to extract and drive value for the business.
• Performing technical accounting analysis for complex business transactions
• Using analytical (including predictive) and visualization tools, make strategic recommendations to various clients across various issues.
• Building relationships and developing trust with internal and external clients.
• Providing advice, challenge, and coaching in the client’s development of annual business plans, annual financial plans, periodic financial statements, financial forecasts; cost estimates; business cases; and assumptions used in financial models.

Does this sound like you?
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Posting closing date: August 28, 2019 @ 11:59 pm EST (Note, the competition may remain active until filled)


Job Requisition ID: 3676  

Primary Location: OttawaOntario  

Other Location(s):  

Security Requirement: Secret 

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.

Learn more below about CMHC and how we help Canadians meet their housing needs.