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Analyst/Specialist, Finance Systems and Reporting (Hybrid)

  • Req ID: 98039
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 09/30/2022


Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.



This permanent position backfills a vacancy created due to an internal transfer.

The Analyst/Specialist Finance Systems and Reporting works as part of a team committed to delivering actionable business insights on CP’s performance by driving improvements in finance systems processes and reports. This position is responsible for sustaining data integrity including master data, functionality and effectiveness of those systems as well as routine system processes and data loads for key finance systems and models. The Analyst/Specialist also delivers cross-functional system related improvements for Finance systems and reports. The Analyst/Specialist reports to the Manager, Finance Systems and Reporting as part of the Finance Department.



  • Executes Finance systems processes in SAP ECC and BPC (planning and consolidation) to support month-end and quarter-end close, annual budget and monthly forecasting activities;
  • Drives cross-functional initiatives with Finance business partners and Information Services to improve data transparency for analysis and insights;
  • Provides system related advisory and troubleshooting support, and develops creative solutions for implementation for other Finance and business teams;
  • Master data lifecycle maintenance;
  • Correlates data sources to provide fit-for-purpose reporting and analytics, including requirements gathering, prototyping, user validation, and sustainment;
  • Serves as Finance representative and collaborates with business subject matter experts to qualify and gather business requirements, assess existing technology configuration, input on system/process/configuration design, support system test, and user acceptance testing;
  • Partners with Information Services and supports Finance users to identify root cause for Finance system errors and failures;
  • Contributes to the department's program to ensure Finance users can effectively and efficiently use the various systems available to Finance, including providing workshops and creating training content; and
  • Supports other finance initiatives as required including integration work supporting the KCS acquisition and future migration to SAP S/4 HANA.



  • Undergraduate degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or other relevant fields;
  • CPA or MBA designation is preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience with SAP ECC and BI experience using BPC or similar experience with comparable BI tools such as Hyperion, Essbase and/or Cognos;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (graphs, pivots, merging, linking, modelling);
  • Experience with analytics application tools such as SAP Business Objects, Qlik, and Power BI;
  • Experience with BPC Planning or similar preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience executing continual process improvements;
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity to identify root causes and ability to work collaboratively toward a common solution;
  • Applies critical thinking and creativity to find unique solutions to complex issues;
  • Self-motivated, self-starter who can work independently and take initiative to drive change with limited oversight; and
  • Superior customer service skills and able to provide training to end user groups of disparate skill and knowledge levels.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Flexible work environment




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


Background Investigation:

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

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


Management Conductor Program:

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


CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").  

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