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Specialist, Property Accounting

  • Req ID: 98847
  • 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: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 12/31/2022

 

 

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 cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.

 

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Capital Accounting and Reporting Manager sustains and improves critical and complex sets of accounting and reporting functions within the Capital (Property and Projects) Accounting portfolio. 

 

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Support financial reporting deliverables for acquisition related valuation including preparation and review of supporting schedules, computations and models, and validation of assumptions;
  • Coordinate valuation activities with the multiple internal and external stakeholders that provide information into the financial reporting process or require its output;
  • Support team initiatives including quarter and year-end external and management reporting, including associated integration of newly acquired entities;
  • Plan detailed capital accounting and reporting activities on a recurring basis in order to support rapid and accurate execution;
  • Assess and research implications of significant capital and asset related financial transactions;
  • Prepare property related external financial disclosures;
  • Prepare and review financial analysis related to property and project accounting on monthly and quarterly data;
  • Ensure compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), Tax or securities regulation, as applicable;
  • Ensure property and project accounting and reporting processes comply with applicable internal control (SOX) requirements;
  • Liaise with Financial Planning to facilitate property related forecast preparation and monitoring;
  • Identify and analyze possible improvements to processes and implement selected solutions;
  • Manage and respond to queries from auditors and internal reviewers.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Accounting (CPA) Designation;
  • Strong understanding of Capital Accounting gained through experience working in a similar role;
  • Knowledge of US GAAP requirements, desirable;
  • ERP/SAP expertise (desirable);
  • Application Expertise (desirable): BPC, Excel, Workiva, Blackline;
  • Management and leadership skills including coaching, motivating, communication, team building, implementing change and improvement;
  • Process Management Skills;
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders;
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines and work independently in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

 

WHAT CP HAS TO OFFER: 

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

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

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

 

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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