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Analyst, Commodity Tax

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.



Reporting to the Manager, Commodity Tax, your primary duties will be to accurately prepare and file commodity tax returns and refund claims (including GST/HST, QST, PST, fuel tax, and carbon tax). You will also analyze tax reports, tax account balances, and related documents to ensure the accurate accounting of the federal and provincial commodity tax liabilities and refunds. Additionally, you will assist in the completion of government commodity tax audits and refund reviews and provide general commodity tax advice to the business units.



  • Reconcile and analyze monthly tax account balances and details to confirm their validity and investigate variances
  • Accurately prepare and file all assigned commodity tax returns prior to the legislated deadlines, as well as review and reconcile the related notices of assessment
  • Review specific transactions for commodity tax compliance and minimization and making any appropriate adjustments
  • Monitor and improve the commodity tax return process and identify commodity tax opportunities and exposures
  • Respond to routine commodity tax queries from business units
  • Assist in developing and executing commodity tax compliance and recovery initiatives
  • Assist the Manager, Commodity Tax to assess the effects of commodity tax legislation changes, including maintaining and validating SAP tax logic



  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or information technology or equivalent experience
  • Basic knowledge of Excel
  • Minimum 1+ year of finance, accounting, or tax experience
  • Able to prioritize workload under tight and firm deadlines
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and communication skills
  • Keen interest in learning commodity tax, preference will be given to those who are interested in building a long-term career in commodity tax



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.



The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check



Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”.


  • Req ID: 102488
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 5
  • Job Available to: Internal & External

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