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Specialist, Internal Controls (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8275  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Starting Base Salary: 78657.14 

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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


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.

Join the CFO and Corporate Services where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges.


This is a temporary position until March 2024.



•  Contribute to ongoing continuous improvement activities related to the Internal Control Framework (ICF).
•  Collaborate with the business in leading the execution of internal control process reviews, testing, evaluating and reporting on key processes, controls, assessing rigour and consistency in the application of policies, procedures and controls and identify possible gaps, deficiencies, inconsistencies and recommendations.
•  Communicate findings and / or guidance with CMHC personnel and management via written communications and verbal debriefs on results and recommendations for improvement across oversight reviews, process re-design and IT modernization initiatives.
•  Promote and leverage appropriate industry frameworks, standards and best practices, as applicable, in conducting work activities.


Minimum Qualifications:

•  Undergraduate Degree in a related field such as Business, Finance or Accounting.
•  Minimum five years of related experience in internal controls (strong preference for an IT auditing background).
•  Demonstrated knowledge of risk management, internal controls and auditing.
•  Excellent organization skills to manage several ongoing and competing priorities.
•  Excellent ability to gather and analyze information, synthesize key elements and summarize with recommendations.
•  Excellent interpersonal skills (tact, judgment, diplomacy, professionalism, and political sensitivity).
•  Superior oral and written communication skills including presentation skills.


Preferred Qualifications:
•  Professional accounting designation is mandatory (minimum Chartered Professional Accountant). Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designations is a strong asset.
•  Bilingualism (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.