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Commodity Tax Analyst - (12 month) Fixed Term

  • Req ID: 84066
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 5
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 04/12/2021


*Preference will be given to those who are interested in building a long-term career in commodity tax. This position has the potential to be converted to a fulltime position for the successful candidate beyond the 12 months.*


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, 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 CP.



Reporting to the Manager, Commodity Tax, the successful candidate’s primary duties will include:

  • Accurately preparing and filing prescribed commodity tax returns and refund claims in a timely manner (including GST/HST, QST, PST, fuel tax, an  carbon tax)
  • Analyzing tax reports, tax account balances, and related documents to ensure the accurate accounting of the federal and provincial commodity tax liabilities and refunds to minimize penalty and interest charges
  • Assisting in the completion of government commodity tax audits and refund reviews;
  • Providing general commodity tax advice to the business units; and
  • Undertaking tax administrative tasks. 




  • Reconciling and analyzing monthly tax account balances and details to confirm their validity and investigating variances;
  • Accurately preparing and filing all assigned commodity tax returns prior to the legislated deadlines, as well as reviewing and reconciling the related notices of assessment; 
  • Reviewing specific transactions for commodity tax compliance and minimization and making any appropriate adjustments; 
  • Monitoring and improving the commodity tax return process and identifying commodity tax opportunities and exposures;
  • Responding to routine commodity tax queries from business units;
  • Assisting in developing and executing commodity tax compliance and recovery initiatives; and
  • Assisting 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, and/or equivalent experience;
  • Keen interest in learning commodity tax;
  • Ability to read and understand legislation and governmental administrative policies;
  • Knowledge of railway business would be an asset;
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize workload under tight and firm deadlines; and
  • Strong analytical and communication skills. 



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



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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