Finance Business Manager (Granville Island)

Granville Island is administered by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) on behalf of the Federal Government.  Its mission is to "to steward this public land for meaningful urban and social experimentation among diverse, creative, cultural and business models, engaging local first nations and communities, and welcoming the world." 


Granville Island and its 300 businesses greet approximately 10 million people per year, employ over 3,000 people full-time, and generate over $260 million in economic activity.  Granville Island is seen as one of the most successful waterfront development in North America aspiring to become the "most inspiring public place in the world".


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About the role 
Join the Granville Island leadership team as Finance Business Manager. In this role, you will provide strategic financial and business advice and formalize strategic partnerships that will enable the development of sustained and long-term projects on Granville Island. Moreover, you will lead the finance, procurement, administration and payroll teams, overseeing 7 direct reports that support the overall operation and decision-making of the business unit. 
What you’ll do:  

  • Develop overall strategic and operating plans to ensure the financial viability Granville Island. 
  • Develop and recommend various scenarios to optimize capital building development and cash flow analyses targeted toward achieving successful implementation of development plans.
  • Provide 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. 
  • Ensure that the business unit is in compliance with the external audit, including the timely provision of reports, explanations, data, and related information to external auditors. 
  • Lead the preparation of financial statements and related analysis, including the annual financial statement audit process. Lead the preparation and distribution of timely and accurate financial reports and other reports on business activities, including monthly and quarterly status reporting. 
  • Lead the annual operating and capital budgeting processes, including preparing submissions and materials for approval by Management Committee and the Board of Directors. 
  • Lead the preparation of external reporting to municipal and provincial authorities and organizations. 

What you should have: 

  • An undergraduate degree in business administration, finance or commerce. 
  • A professional accounting designation, such as CPA, CA, CMA or CGA. 
  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in a financial management/oversight position, including 2-3 years of experience with managing direct reports. 
  • A solid understanding of Financial Statements and IFRS accounting standards. 
  • Expertise in synthesizing complex issues into actionable strategic solutions. 
  • Strong influencing skills for making recommendations to management team and clients. 
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills. 

It would be great if you also had: 

  • Familiarity with commercial property management. 



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




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: 9844  

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 122115.65 to $146538.79 and are based on qualifications and experience.

Position Type: Hybrid with mandatory weekly presence

Office Location: Vancouver (BC) 

Other Location(s):  

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Limited