Bilingual Senior Specialist, IT Controls and Assurance

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Job Requisition ID: 9971

Position Status: Permanent Full Time

Position Type: Hybrid

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Montreal (QC); Toronto (ON)

Travel Requirement: Travel not required

Language Designation: Bilingual

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): CBC

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 99646.37 to $ 124557.97 and are based on qualifications and experience.

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.

Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.

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

What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a permanent employee:

  • 5 weeks of vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one.
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive.
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more.
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 times a month.
  • About the role
    Join the 1B IT Audit and Compliance team in the Bilingual Senior Specialist, IT Controls and Assurance role. Your skills and passion for providing expert advice and guidance on IT controls, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, IT standards and policies, assessing IT risks and providing assurance over IT controls within CMHC will help support the implementation of CMHC’s strategy and mitigate the corporation’s IT risks.

    What you’ll do:

  • Provide strategic advice and decision support to your peers in the CIO division and CMHC business/support areas on IT risk management and IT controls in their ongoing activities and as part of strategic initiatives.
  • Oversee and manage CIO’s IT control attestation process for external clients and provide client relationship support from an IT controls perspective to the Key Account Management team at CMHC.
  • Lead various self-assessments against regulatory guidelines; coordinate and oversee initiatives for the division as requested by the regulator.
  • Ensure compliance with established IT procedures, standards, and frameworks as well as the quality assurance of artifacts.
  • Provide substantive expertise and assistance in the implementation and analysis of regulatory requirements and risk management activities.
  • Manage the preparation of reports and present results to management and other committees to report on the effectiveness of IT controls at CMHC.
  • What you should have:

  • An Undergraduate Degree in a related field such as Computer Science, Information Technology and Business Administration.
  • A minimum of seven years of related relevant experience in the area of IT Risk Management, compliance assessment and testing, performing IT controls testing, and quality assurance and oversight concepts, including three years of leadership experience.
  • An expertise with common security standards and regulations (such as ISO 27001, ISO 27001 SOX, PIPEDA/GDPR, CCPA, COBIT, NIST 800-53 and SOC2 reporting).
  • Superior oral and written communication skills including the ability to influence and do presentations.
  • Bilingualism (English and French).
  • It would be great if you also had:

  • A relevant professional designation or certification such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).
  • Experience working in a regulatory environment.
  • Posting closing date: Note, the competition will remain active until filled.

    Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

    We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.

    CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.

    Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

    What happens after you apply 

    We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and daunting, and we appreciate your effort. Learn more about our hiring process . If you are selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

    If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we’re always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!


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