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Manager, Acquisition Accounting

  • Req ID: 87127
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 10/29/2021


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.



The Manager Acquisition Accounting coordinates, researches, prepares and reviews accounting and reporting deliverables associated to entities that CP is acquiring and integrating. 


This role is an individual contributor position with substantial cross-functional responsibilities.



  • Maintain project plan associated with acquisition and integration activities within the Finance department;
  • Design and sustain processes associated with CP’s monthly close to pick-up or consolidate accurate results of entities not yet fully integrated;
  • Prepare and review pro-forma financial information;
  • Coordinate, prepare and review acquisition accounting actions amongst different stakeholders including the purchase price allocation upon acquisition and the amortization of fair value differences over time;
  • Identify actions required to align and integrate accounting and finance policies, systems, and processes with newly acquired subsidiaries;
  • Review contract and transactions for potential complex accounting implications and provide guidance on required accounting to different stakeholders;
  • Research US GAAP and SEC guidance, identify alternatives and document recommended positions;
  • Ensure financial reporting and disclosures related to acquisitions are in compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), tax, securities regulation, and SOX;
  • Provide support, coordination, address and respond to queries from auditors and internal reviewers.



  • Accounting Designation required (CPA; CPA, CA);
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required (public company external reporting or audit experience, desirable);
  • Knowledge of accounting standards and regulatory requirements applicable to public companies (US GAAP experience, desirable);
  • Application Expertise (desirable): SAP, BPC, Excel, Workiva, Blackline;
  • Management and leadership skills including coaching, motivating, resilience, team building, change management, and process reviews;
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders;
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written 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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