Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Bilingual Director Professional Practices in Ottawa, Ontario

CMHC: Because What I Do Matters

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)* is *the heart of a world leading housing system that is making a difference for Canadians every day by helping them meet their housing needs. As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC works with a variety of stakeholders to help ensure that the Canadian housing system remains one of the best in the world. Our work matters to a great many people and our employees matter to us.

Join CMHC's National Leadership Team (NLT) and showcase your leadership skills.

A key part of CMHC's talent management and leadership development approach, the NLT ensures that we have the leadership talent and capacity necessary to meet our current and future business challenges. The staffing process for NLT positions includes possible rotations within the existing NLT talent pool and appointing new members through competitive recruitment processes. Both current and aspiring NLT members may apply for this opportunity.

As leader of the Professional Practices team, you will provide strategic leadership in the maintenance of a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes in order to help CMHC in managing its objectives.

How You Will Be Contributing

  • Leading efforts to improve the quality of internal audit products, facilitating their integration into management practices, ensuring the professional expertise of audit resources and creating a strategic orientation for the function.

  • Developing, maintaining and improving internal audit policies, procedures and methodologies and related tools and training that fosters efficiencies and meets or exceed industry practices and IIA standards.

  • Leading reporting to Senior Management and Audit Committee.

  • Ensuring the audit function is aligned with the organization’s strategic objectives and able to provide assurance on governance, risk, and business process controls.

  • Providing significant input to the design and development of options to strategically plan and manage a corporate audit function able to respond to policy objectives, budget considerations and stakeholder expectations.

  • Providing advice and leadership on key functional issues and on implementing a variety of important strategies designed to meet Internal Audit’s plan and objectives.

  • Providing input in the development of a comprehensive multi-year risk-based audit plan.

  • Developing briefings on a range of critical issues, to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chair of the Audit Committee and the Minister.

  • Overseeing the system(s) for IA statistics and performance metrics including those relating to the multi-year audit plans and analysing results, updating the performance measurement framework and adjusting targets as needed.

  • Developing, reviewing, overseeing and maintaining a Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP) that covers all aspects of Internal Audit activity.

  • Coordinating an external benchmarking review of the effectiveness of the Internal Audit oversight function against industry leading practices to meet OSFI Corporate Governance requirements.

  • Leading and mentoring the Audit and Evaluation management team and staff to ensure audits are performed according to expected standards.

What We Are Looking For

  • A commitment to demonstrating CMHC values

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Finance/Accounting with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in auditing, public accounting and/or internal audit or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.

  • A Professional accounting or auditing designation (CPA, CA, CGA, CMA and/or CIA, CISA).

  • Five (5) years of supervisory and/or management experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing strategic advice, guidance and services to senior management on various complex issues.

  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing an internal audit function within a complex environment.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in developing audit methodologies, developing performance standards, monitoring the performance standards and ensuring quality and ongoing improvements in internal audit function.

  • Extensive experience in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices, and management principles and preferred business practices.

  • Authoritative knowledge of the internal audit and program evaluation processes and of financial institution control requirements.

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of CMHC’s mandate, its business objectives, its policies, programs and products, its major interdependencies and its regulatory framework or in-depth knowledge of the working of a large Financial Institution.

  • Sound knowledge of major business processes.

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.

  • Demonstrated consultation, issue resolution, and negotiation skills are critical in developing effective client relationships with senior management and the Board of Directors.

  • Strong influencing skills with demonstrated ability to lead a team, drive change and to earn the trust and confidence of senior management and the Board of Directors.

  • Superior analytical skills with demonstrated ability to capture and synthesize information to develop strategic business plans.

Core Competencies

Client Focus/ Innovation/ Valuing and Respecting Individuals

Leadership Competencies

Serving the Public Interest/ Achieving Business Excellence/ Building a Workplace Community/ Strategic Thinking/ People Management/ Engagement

What CMHC Has To Offer

  • Competitive Total Compensation package

o Competitive Annual Salary

o Comprehensive flex benefit program

o Defined Contribution Pension Plan

o 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 December 15, 2016 , 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.

  • This position requires bilingualism in English and French, with the ability to read, understand and speak in your second official language at an advanced level and to write in your second official language at an intermediate level. Candidates who do not currently have valid language test results recognised by CMHC will be required to take a language test.

  • Please note that due to an expansion of CMHC's National Office to the Place d'Orléans shopping centre, this position will be temporarily located at 110 Place d'Orléans Drive in Ottawa, Ontario for a period of at least two years.

  • 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


Organization: *Professional Practices

Title: Bilingual Director Professional Practices

Location: ON-Ottawa

Requisition ID: 6533