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Manager, Internal Controls

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



As the Manager, Internal Controls you will ensure the sustainment of policies, procedures and processes of internal control which are cost-effective, operationally efficient, and compliant with regulatory requirements (e.g. SOX).   



  • Lead the management of and drives continuous improveolicy with SAP release strategyment of the corporate internal controls framework (business and IT controls) to support management’s assessment of key internal controls over financial reporting (SOX) and broader integrated control framework (non-SOX controls)
  • Communicate of potential risks and reporting of identified internal control issues, provides education and advice on mitigation of these risks driving a controls culture at all levels of management throughout CPKC
  • Obtain agreement with control owners for plans to address control deficiencies and ensure these plans are implemented by management on a timely basis
  • Develop, maintain and continually improves management’s internal controls testing program (business and IT controls) across CPKC’s network in compliance with SOX regulatory requirements ensuring efficient utilization of resources.  In addition, develops and leads execution of non-SOX controls program providing management with value-add advice through review, documentation and testing of management controls and processes
  • Develop and lead the successful completion of the ICFR program’s IT General Controls, IT application controls, and Report Testing
  • Design and execute formal quarterly internal controls documentation certification process to support CEO and CFO quarterly representation to U.S. Securities Exchange Commission.  Ensures maintenance of all records related to this process
  • Manage day to day relationship, provides assistance to and responds to all queries from external auditors related to CPKC’s internal control framework
  • Coordinate testing approach and performance of testing ensuring alignment with external auditors
  • Proactively seeks to drive efficiencies in the SOX testing program through identifying opportunities to work collaboratively and for the external auditors to place the maximum reliance upon the work of Internal Controls
  • Prepare reports on internal controls (SOX and non-SOX) for management and Audit and Finance Committee
  • Maintainsand improve documentation of internal controls and management’s documentation of processes and controls in corporate Governance Reporting and Compliance software.  Ensures documentation provides management with valuable resources for management of accounting and financial reporting processes
  • Work with other internal controls stakeholders (such as Internal Audit, Risk, etc.) to strengthen and continually improve CPKC’s control framework, mitigate corporate risk, increase staff utilization and eliminate duplicate work
  • Create an environment that provides opportunities for development of staff
  • Identifie when a rule/regulation/policy has been violated and has one-on-one accountability conversations with an individual who has not met expectations, using CPKC Candor, Aligning the Stars & CPKC ABC's, and have the individual produce better results
  • Demonstrate CPKC's commitment to being ONE TEAM - Living a Speak Up Culture - by using communication and interpersonal skills to enhance inclusion, civility, respect, innovation, safety, customer focus, teamwork within CPKC, while encouraging and enabling others to do the same
  • Exemplifies CPKC Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders



  • Strong understanding of control framework gained through experience working in Internal Control, SOX, Internal Audit or similar role
  • Accounting (CPA) or Internal Audit designation would be an asset
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in IT audit and planning, risk assessment, performance of SOX 404 IT controls/assessment
  • Management and leadership skills including coaching, motivating, communication, team building, implementing change and improvement
  • Strong ability with Microsoft Office products specifically Word, Excel and Visio
  • Working knowledge of SAP ECC and SAP GRC




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



As an employer with North American 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)”. 


  • Req ID: 101037
  • 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





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