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Manager, Property Accounting

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.



The Manager Property Accounting is accountable to ensure the sustainment of policies, procedures and processes of accounting and reporting activities for Property/Capital Accounting, driving for continuous improvement.



  • Leads the management of CPKC property/capital accounting and reporting, and improvement initiatives
  • Proactively seeks to drive new efficiencies and improvements of property/capital accounting team deliverables through identifying risks and opportunities and designing and implementing strategies to close gaps
  • Works with team members and other stakeholders to build and execute on detailed plans to drive efficiencies in accounting and reporting processes
  • Manages and reviews team deliverables including reconciliations, financial statement disclosures, and monthly and quarterly analysis
  • Manages and maintains compliance with Property and Asset related US GAAP accounting standards
  • Manages and executes the preparation, development and implementation of annual group depreciation studies for Canadian, US and Mexico operations, including integration of processes, deliverables and timelines
  • Supports the integration of property/capital accounting and reporting systems (SAP ECC and S4, and Powerplan)
  • Supports the impact of improvement initiatives on property accounting deliverables for Regulatory Reporting (CTA/STB) and Tax Reporting
  • Maintains effective relationships with multiple internal stakeholders who support the accounting and reporting process (Project Accounting, Tax, Regulatory Reporting, Information Systems, Operations, Corporate Reporting, etc.)
  • Provide accounting support and recommendations for significant Property transactions
  • Ensure accounting and reporting processes comply with applicable Internal Control (SOX) requirements
  • Address and respond to queries from auditors and internal reviewers
  • Creates an environment that provides opportunities for development of team members


  • Accounting Designation required (CPA; CPA, CA)
  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years of relevant experience required
  • Knowledge of accounting standards and regulatory requirements applicable to public companies
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • 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
  • Part-time Studies Program



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: 102566
  • 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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