Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC

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Senior Analyst, Finance (Granville Island)

Jul 28, 2019
$63418.82 to $79273.53
Vancouver, British Columbia
Early Career

Sector: Finance
Language Designation: English Essential
Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ
Salary Range: $63418.82 to $79273.53
Position Status: Permanent Full Time

Granville Island is administered by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) on behalf of the Federal Government.

Its mission is "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  developments  in  North  America aspiring to become the "most inspiring public place in the world".

You want to know more about Granville Island?  Read the Granville Island 2040: Bridging Past & Future report by clicking on this link:

This 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.

About the role

This permanent-full time position is an exceptional opportunity to become a member of the Granville Island team, where you will support the synthesis and delivery of strategic financial guidance and acts as a business partner, helping internal clients establish robust financial processes that provide business insights on which financial decisions can be made. Proactively develops an in-depth understanding of the business operations through discussion and analysis, distilling financial needs and gaining trust as a business partner. Conducts finance process modelling activities and develops, implements, interprets and reports on performance measures.

What you will need

  • 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) will be considered an asset.
  • Minimum of three 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.
  • Strong ability to work in a high-stress, multi-demand environment.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and knowledge of software applications.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and work in a multi-demand environment.
  • Well-developed written communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and in a team environment.

What you will be doing

Financial Analysis and Oversight

  • 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 operating budgets.
  • Applies an understanding of the operations to frame and deliver commentary on the results of financial analyses, using common business terms and visualizations to help clients understand the implications of key business decisions.
  • Distills and formulates thoughtful and supported financial recommendations based on the results of proactive financial analysis, identified areas of risk exposure, and available opportunities for improvement; ensures the recommendations align with enterprise-wide objectives and initiatives.
  • Conducts analysis and provides advice in the allocation and reallocation of budgets. Supports the execution of financial adjustments to ensure that financial resources are appropriately allocated.
  • Contributes to people-cost models and head count planning by supporting complex trend analysis and benchmarking of head count and full-time equivalent data and by challenging the analysis of others.
  • Performs, documents and guides ad hoc financial analysis for areas that have been prioritized by management, in addition to areas that the Senior Financial Analyst deems and justifies as requiring analysis.
  • Contributes to the development, implementation, standardization and monitoring of meaningful and appropriate strategic performance indicators, measures and targets for corporate clients to ensure their respective functions are meeting stakeholder expectations and achieving strategic objectives. Ensures the degree of influence required to gain buy-in from the Manager and Director.
  • Applies an understanding of business performance measures to contribute to the production and delivery of reports containing in-depth analysis that provides meaningful insight into the underlying drivers of performance within the functions of various corporate clients using operational and strategic metrics, key expense performance indicators, benchmark comparisons and other variables. Ensures such reports contain clear and actionable recommendations to senior management to optimize clients' performance.

Financial Management

  • Provides expert guidance and advice on developing and executing forecasting processes that yield meaningful, timely and detailed forecasts using appropriate forecasting techniques, assumptions and tools; solutions often require innovative thinking and creative problem solving.
  • Coaches and guides the development and documentation of financial plans, including, but not limited to, supporting the development and monitoring of financial planning models, challenging assumptions and coaching to link the planning process to enterprise-wide financial planning.
  • Advises on implementing new financial policies, processes, systems and internal controls. Monitors and analyzes control gaps (internal control framework), and advises on appropriate remedial action, as needed.
  • Conducts 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.
  • Establishes and maintains meaningful relationships with key corporate client leaders and other relevant stakeholders to gain a thorough understanding of the operations and environment, to facilitate collaboration in accomplishing finance tasks, and to influence complex business decisions.

Strategic Business Partnering and Client Management

  • Acts as a business partner, helping clients establish robust financial processes that provide business insights on which financial decisions can be made.
  • 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)
  • Assumes responsibility for explaining and justifying corporate planning and forecasting figures directly to the client.
  • 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.

Does this sound like you?

Posting closing date: July 28, 2019 @ 11:59 pm EST (Note, the competition may remain active until filled)

Primary Location: Vancouver , British Columbia

Other Location(s):

Security Requirement: Reliability Status

Travel Requirement: Travel not required

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.
  • In all cases, regular employees must successfully complete the corporate probationary period prior to applying for a new position.
Diversity CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities