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Manager, Complex Accounting (Hybrid)

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

Pursuant to the Government of Canada’s mandate that all federally regulated employers require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, CP requires all prospective employees to confirm their vaccination status as part of the hiring process and as a condition of continued employment.


  • Req ID: 94424
  • 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: 3
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 05/31/2022


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 Complex Accounting leads and develops a team of professional accountants that sustains and improves accounting and reporting activities associated with treasury, corporate and other complex topics.



  • Coordinate amongst the team the detailed accounting and reporting activities on a recurring basis in order to support rapid and accurate period-end close;
  • Maintain exemplary relationships with the multiple internal stakeholders that support the accounting and reporting process (treasury, business groups, taxation, information systems) or require its output (forecasting, business groups);
  • Review journal entries and reconciliations;
  • Review financial analysis on monthly and quarterly data;
  • Review quarterly and annual external disclosures associated with team scope, and XBRL reporting of the financial statements;
  • Develop, execute and track comprehensive workplans:
    • identifying monthly, quarterly and annual activities for the team;
    • identifying and prioritizing risks and opportunities, and designing adequate responses;
    • designing and implementing new controls, including periodic report testing;
    • documenting all activities;
    • developing and improving value of analysis and reporting to internal users;
  • Coach, supervise and develop direct reports;
  • Research and analyze technical accounting literature in relationship to significant financial transactions, identify alternatives, and document positions;
  • Identify, analyze and reconcile inconsistent information and recommend adjustments where necessary;
  • Ensure accounting and reporting processes comply with applicable internal control (SOX) requirements;
  • Review budgets and forecasts prepared by team members;
  • Address and respond to queries from auditors and internal reviewers;
  • Oversee the design and sustainment of processes associated with CP’s monthly close to pick-up equitymethod earnings or eliminate intercompany balances for entities not yet fully integrated;
  • Ensure financial reporting and disclosures related to team scope are in compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), tax, securities regulation, and SOX.



  • Accounting Designation required (CPA; CPA, CA);
  • Minimum of 5 to 10 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
  • 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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