Bilingual Manager, Accounting (Ottawa)

Ottawa (Region), Ontario
Range from $ 99646.37 to $ 124557.97
June 7, 2024
July 7, 2024
Job Sectors
Public Sector
Job Type
Full-time, Permanent
CPA status
CPA Member

About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.

Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.

About the role:

Join the Accounting Operations team, where we support housing affordability through effective and efficient execution of financial transactions. You will be leading a team of 10-15 individuals responsible for accounting and ongoing delivery of payment transactions, including housing loans and contributions, payments to suppliers, and travel and expense. You will lead through change to support delivery of new housing programs and business transformation for accounting and payment process impacts. Your skills and passion for leadership, accounting operations and financial process improvements will support the delivery of innovative solutions that enable better decision-making, financial performance and efficiently supports CMHC’s financial transactional needs.  
What you’ll do:

  • Manages the team’s daily activities for effective and timely processing of payments, including Housing Program’s loans and contributions, payments to suppliers, employee travel and expense reimbursements, lender refunds and other adjustments related to payments.
  • Oversees and maintain effective operational and compliance programs for payments, travel and expense reimbursements, purchasing cards and financial authorities, including implementation of effective internal controls and maintenance of related policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Supports delivery of new corporate initiatives and business transformation by coordinating activities, aligning resourcing, and improving services by providing new ideas, guidance and recommendations that influence process designs and lead to improvements in financial process effectiveness and/or efficiency.
  • Oversees process improvements, conduct change management and identify opportunities to stop, streamline or improve existing processes and activities.
  • Manages internal and external user expectations by providing excellent service, timely and effective feedback, functional guidance and advice on payment-related matters. 
  • Aligns people, work and systems to achieve business process efficiencies and results.

What you should have : 

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field such as accounting, finance, business administration, economics or commerce. 
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in managing accounting functions and leading others through change, including five years of supervisory experience. 
  • A broad knowledge of financial legislation, accounting policies and procedures, internal controls and financial transactional processes best practices. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain financial information to a variety of audiences, and to influence and maintain effective working relationships at various levels of the organization. 
  • Bilingualism (French and English). 

It would be great if you also had:

  • A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.


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