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Senior Financial Analyst (Granville Island)


Be part of an inclusive workplace. Diversity and Inclusion guides everything we do at CMHC. We’re taking concrete actions to eliminate racism and embed equity into our culture, processes, programs, and policies so that they reflect the lived experiences of all Canadians.

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.




As a member of the Granville Island Finance team, you will support complex accounting matters and the synthesis and delivery of strategic financial guidance, and act as a business partner helping internal clients establish robust financial processes that provide business insights on which financial decisions can be made.



  • Conducts in-depth and proactive analysis of expense and revenue consumption activities, forecast accuracy, variances between actuals (current and prior year), and variance from planned amounts. Contributes to monitoring budgets against corporate appropriations, corporate authorities, commitments, expenses and both operating and capital budgets.
  • Conducts budgeting and finance process modelling activities relating to a variety of business and financial processes and functions for the purposes of clearly defining and mapping current financial processes, identifying non-value added processes and mapping improved processes, which includes evaluating current financial processes including those related to financial infrastructure, controls, financial model inputs and output procedures to recommend specific and meaningful improvements in efficiency
  • Contributes to initiatives, which monitor the effectiveness of accounting policies, processes and systems, and highlights areas where changes may be required, which includes costing, risk management, oversight, analysis and managing reporting requirements, funding and budgeting.
  • Proactively develops an in-depth understanding of the business operations through discussion and analysis, distilling financial needs and gaining trust as a business partner.
  • Supports internal client groups, ranging from middle management to senior VPs, providing guidance, advice and recommendations with regard to special initiatives and unique business cases and is accountable for guidelines, policies and risk management. Plays a highly autonomous role with discretion on when matters need to be escalated to managers or directors (usually in high risk, policy non-compliance issues)
  • Identifies, obtains, interprets and analyses the financial information required to support CMHC’s financial decision-making. Providing mentorship and guidance on the work of other staff on financial matters.
  • Acts as a business partner by supporting and advising internal clientele on all technology matters and supports the implementation of technology projects for Business Unit.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as accounting, finance, business administration, economics or commerce.
  • Completion of a Professional Accounting Designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA)
  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience in finance-related positions with increasing responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of relevant financial, legislative and regulatory environments.
  • Understanding of financial statements and general accounting principles.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage several ongoing and competing projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and knowledge of software applications.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and work in a multi-demand environment.
  • Strong influencing skills for making recommendations to clients.
  • Excellent ability to gather and analyze information, synthesize key elements and summarize recommendations.
  • Demonstrated work experience in technical accounting well as leading and/or participating in cross functional project teams.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with commercial property management, specifically commercial property accounting, is an asset.
  • Experience with ERP implementation
  • Experience leading an annual financial statement audit process.




Posting closing date: May 9, 2021 @ 11:59 pm EST (Note, the competition may remain active until filled)


Job Requisition ID: 5524  

Office Location: Vancouver (BC) 


To Note
  • Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements.
  • Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance.
  • We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
  • Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an under-fill capacity, in which case the person will be hired at a lower salary range than is advertised for this position.
  • All applications submitted to this competition will be kept for a six (6) month period and may be considered for future related vacancies at CMHC.
  • All regular employees must be in their current role for a minimum of one (1) year prior to applying for a new position, if not, they must receive managerial approval to apply for a new position. 
  • If applying for a temporary assignment, please ensure that your Manager approves your application prior to submission.
  • In all cases, regular employees must successfully complete the corporate probationary period prior to applying for a new position.