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Senior Internal Controls Analyst



Job Description

Primary Location : ON-Ottawa
Sector : Office of the Corporate Controller
Language Designation : English Essential
Position Level / Salary Range : 10 ($83,954 to $104,936)
Position Status : Permanent full-time
Security Requirement : Secret

CMHC: Because What I Do Matters

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) helps Canadians meet their housing needs. As Canada’s authority on housing, we contribute to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provide support for Canadians in housing need, and offer unbiased housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of our operations.
Bring your strategic analytic skills as well your internal controls expertise to this Senior Internal Controls Analyst position in Ottawa.
Internal growth and operational needs has created (2) new permanent full-time positions in the Finance Division.  As a member of the Internal Controls team, you will be researching, designing, and supporting the implementation and sustainment of the Internal Control Framework (ICF) to corporate-wide processes, more specifically regarding Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR). You will also be providing guidance, support and internal controls expertise to all CMHC business areas and support functions in their ongoing activities as part of their strategic initiatives. You will also play a key role in the overall finance transformation initiative which includes a number of initiatives to modernize the finance function and other strategic projects in finance. 
The intent of this advertisement is to identify and assess qualified candidates to staff both current and future permanent and contract positions in various divisions. We invite both English and Bilingual (English & French) suitable candidates to apply.
How You Will Be Contributing
  • Developing strategies, objectives, plans and tactics required to develop, implement and maintain strong governance and internal control effectiveness as it relates to ICFR.
  • Participating in the development of ICF/ICFR as the foundation of effective risk management and ensuring the implementation achieves its objectives and results are high quality and valued by the business.
  • Establishing methodologies, standards, tools and leading ICFR business process roll-out and oversight projects.
  • Working with the business and support areas to identify and assess risks as well as to identify, document and design controls.
  • Challenging and influencing the business on their assessment of financial reporting risks, controls, deficiencies and accompanying action plans, at all levels of the corporation.
  • Monitoring and reporting on the design and operating effectiveness of controls, progress and resolution of control deficiencies relating to ICFR.
  • Fostering cooperation from all CMHC areas and external stakeholders in order to define coordinated strategies and approaches to gain efficiencies and avoid duplication of efforts.
  • Recommending changes in a dynamic environment by effectively communicating with and influencing others, overcoming resistance to change and acting as a change agent to promote, encourage and implement changes.
  • Providing expert guidance and recommendations on risk management and internal controls to Management on corporate, process re-design and IT modernization initiatives as well as ongoing operations to facilitate a strong internal control environment, optimize controls and adopt best practices.
  • Presenting reports to senior management to assist them in assessing the effectiveness of the ICFR at CMHC and fulfilling their corporate governance responsibilities.

What We Are Looking For

  • A commitment to demonstrating CMHC values.
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or Commerce with a concentration in Finance/Accounting or a related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in internal controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) or in related financial/accounting positions. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.
  • Completion of a Professional Accounting Designation (CPA).
  • Strong knowledge and experience of risk management and internal control frameworks such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), SEC NI 52-109, COSO 2013 and of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA’s) Professional Practices Framework, including controls auditing techniques, risk assessment methodologies and best practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management governance, oversight, policies and processes including IFRS, as well as Treasury Board, OSFI and other related Agencies and Regulators guidelines or directives.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in leading and/or supporting the implementation of large scale projects in relation to defined frameworks.
  • Solid ability to influence, critically challenge the norm and possess a questioning mindset. 
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate, set direction and manage several ongoing and conflicting priorities.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong ability to exert sound judgment in areas of uncertainty or divergent views.
  • Excellent ability to gather and analyse information, to summarize and synthesize key elements for recommendations.
  • MBA or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designations or any other professional designation(s), relevant licence, designation or certificate in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in corporate-wide change management.
  • Demonstrated experience in business process analysis, mapping and re-design.
  • Ability to work in both official languages (English and French).
Core Competencies
Client Focus/ Innovation/ Valuing and Respecting Individuals
Functional Competencies
Analytical Thinking/ Communication (Presenting and Influencing)/ Flexibility/ Maximizing Quality/ Project Management
What CMHC Has To Offer
  • Competitive Total Compensation package
    • Competitive Annual Salary
    • Comprehensive flex benefit program
    • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
    • Eligibility for Performance Bonuses
  • In-house learning and development opportunities
  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • New Hire Mentorship Program
  • Various onsite amenities
APPLY today
This job posting will be active until 11:59 pm EST on September 27, 2017, however, the competition may remain active until a successful candidate has been chosen.
To Note
  • 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, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
  • As part of our commitment to create an inclusive workforce which reflects our society, we are recruiting people from all backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal peoples.
  • Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance. In the event that tests are administered, candidates will also be advised in advance.
  • Candidates must be eligible for Secret Clearance.
  • 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 level than the position level.
  • Note: We are currently recruiting for other finance job opportunities. To view and apply to these employment opportunities, please visit our website at www.cmhc.ca/careers.

Contact Information

Posting Date: 08-Sep-2017Accounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1Member or Student ASAP
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