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Controller (Granville Island)

Sector: Finance 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary Range: $91,305.53 to $114,131.91

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 


Granville Island is administered by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) on behalf of the Federal Government.  The mission of CMHC with respect to Granville Island, is to maintain and foster Granville Island as a unique urban oasis in the heart of Vancouver, a place where visitors of all ages and income can meet, browse, explore and experience a variety of cultural, recreational, educational, commercial retail, arts and industrial activities on a year round basis.

Improving accessibility, creating a market district, developing a more vibrant arts & innovation sector, and enhancing the public realm are the key recommended strategies of Granville Island 2040: Bridging Past & Future, released by CMHC-Granville Island. The report builds on the success of the past, while offering bold new recommendations that anticipate how Granville Island can remain a dynamic destination for future generations to visit and enjoy. For more information, and to read the full report, visit




The position of Controller/ Business Controls Manager is an exceptional opportunity to become a member of the Granville Island Leadership team.  In this role, you will provide strategic financial and business advice to the management team and formalize strategic partnerships that will enable continuing development of various projects on Granville Island.   


•    Responsible for developing overall strategic and operating plans to ensure the financial viability of the business unit.
•    Leads four distinct teams (finance, procurement, administration and payroll) that support the overall operation and decision making of the business unit.
•    Provides guidance, advice, and recommendations to various internal clients, ranging from middle management to Senior VP's with regards to financial impacts and plans, special initiatives and unique business cases and is accountable for guidelines, policies and risk management.
•    Continuously reviews systems and implements recommendations that improve overall efficiency.
•    Ensures that financial controls and procedures are in place, are effective to carry out ongoing operations and are in compliance with internal and external policies, procedures and regulations
•    Leads the preparation of financial statements and related analysis, including the annual financial statement audit process. Leads the preparation and distribution of timely and accurate financial reports and other reports on business activities, including monthly and quarterly status reporting.
•    Leads the annual operating and capital budgeting processes, including preparing submissions and materials for approval by Management Committee and the Board of Directors.


Minimum Qualifications 
•    Undergraduate degree in business administration, finance or commerce.
•    Professional accounting designation, such as CPA, CA, CMA or CGA.
•    Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in a similar position in a similarly sized organization, including 3 years management experience.
•    Solid understanding of Financial Statements and generally accepted accounting principles.
•    Demonstrated work experience in technical accounting well as leading and/or participating in cross-functional project teams.
•    Ability to synthesize data and package coherent recommendations.
•    Knowledge of relevant financial, legislative and regulatory environments
•    Strong influencing skills for making recommendations to management team and clients
•    Excellent analytical and project management skills.


Preferred Qualifications
•    Familiarity with commercial property management, specifically commercial property accounting, is an asset.
•    Experience with public sector accounting standards is an asset.
•    Experience with ERP implementation is an asset


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


CMHC values diverse backgrounds and experience and welcomes non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada to apply!


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: 5178  

Office Location: Vancouver (BC) 

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required