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Director, Coporate Reporting

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 cpkcr.com to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.

 

*This position is based in Calgary, AB. Relocation support will be provided for the ideal candidate.*

 

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Director Corporate Reporting leads a team that is responsible for month end close and consolidation of financial results, management reporting of consolidated results analysis, external financial reporting and legal entity compliance reporting, and managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

 

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Oversee monthly close and consolidation
  • Oversee preparation of external consolidated financial reports of CPKC on Forms 8-K/10-Q/10-K
  • Review entity financial statements and oversee subsidiary audit for tax and regulatory compliance purpose
  • Oversee Delegation of Journal Entry Procedure policy and ensure period journal entry testing procedure are followed for control purpose
  • Oversee the account reconciliation process and ensure that account reconciliation policy and procedure are followed
  • Review executive reports on financial results, including operating metrics, business drivers and variance explanations (monthly short summary of key results variances “flash” report, quarterly earnings per share and operating ratio “waterfall” report with supporting schedules)
  • Coordinate processes and scheduling with internal stakeholders, contributors and external auditors
  • Lead the development and implementation of team projects and initiatives including quarter end and year end external and management reporting, process documentation, data management and system optimization related to Corporate Reporting
  • Recommend reporting solutions addressing significant financial transactions and track their timely implementation
  • Lead research and analysis of technical literature in relationship to significant emerging ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) disclosure requirements, identify alternatives, provide advice and recommendation on selected option
  • Supervising, training and mentoring staff with duties related to corporate reporting
  • Maintains and manages exemplary relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including, but not limited to, external auditors, internal controls, regulatory, legal, accounting and finance, tax, investor relations, and communications & media
  • Ensure financial reporting and disclosures comply with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) and securities regulations, and underlying processes comply with internal controls (SOX) requirements
  • Address queries from auditors and internal reviewers

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Accounting Designation required (CPA; CPA, CA)
  • 10+ years of public company external reporting or audit and SEC reporting desirable, with a minimum of 5 years leadership experience
  • Knowledge of accounting standards and regulatory requirements applicable to public companies
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong leadership, analytical, strategic thinking, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

WHAT CPKC HAS TO OFFER:

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

 

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

 

Management Conductor Program:

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).  

 

 

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Req ID: 103135

Department: Finance & Accounting

Job Type: Full-Time

Position Type: Non-Union

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Country: Canada

% of Travel: None

Job Grade: 2

 

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