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SAP FICO Specialist

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.



Reporting to the Manager of Financial Applications, as the Specialist Functional Analyst – SAP Finance Solutions, you will gather requirements, analyze, estimate, prioritize, design, build, test, implement and maintain the required functionality within the respective SAP modules in support of business processes and procedures. 



  • Responsible to provide sustainment and project activities to deliver CPKC foundations primarily in area of SAP Finance
  • Develop an understanding to maintain and support existing CPKC SAP Finance applications through tickets/incident management in accordance to the SLA
  • Design, implement and optimize sustainable solutions or enhancements through SAP configurations and development activities based on best business practices in alignment to CPKC IS architectural standards.
  • Support the development of the test strategy and test plans.  Ensure traceability of requirements back to business need as well as through to solution and testing.  Validate the solution meets the business need and verify it conforms to specifications
  • Maintain and grow good working relationship with the CPKC finance teams 
  • Coordinate with diverse groups to conduct blueprinting, requirement analysis, impact assessment, product demonstration and training workshops
  • Collaborate with other IS technical, PMO, Change Management, architecture and business teams to deliver projects and operational activities
  • Capture and document non-functional requirements that are important to the user community (i.e. usability, learnability, reliability). Liaise with architecture to ensure other non-functional requirements are considered (i.e. security, compatibility, maintainability)
  • Promote and foster collaboration and knowledge sharing between teams
  • Participate in the weekly on-call support rotation for SAP production environment



  • Post-secondary education (degree or diploma) in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field;
  • 7 years SAP related experience, including systems/applications development and support, business systems analysis, systems project management, of which 3+ years’ experience is directly related to implementation and support of SAP Enterprise systems, specifically one of the FI module in the areas of Treasury, FICO, Taxation, AP, PS and/or RE-FX; 
  • Ability to trouble shoot issues, identify potential solutions, communicate with the business client and following through to ensure system changes are implemented successfully;
  • Knowledge of SAP product module/suite business processes, navigation mechanics, and configuration requirements and integration with other modules and SAP's Business Intelligence;
  • Ability to develop and maintain the configuration and functional design documents and support role based profile changes;
  • Deep understanding of the project governance and solution delivery process and/or of the ASAP/AGILE solution delivery roadmap;
  • Perform all tasks in the development cycle, starting from business process definition, configuration and unit testing, assistance and follow-up with user testing, co-ordination of transports to Production, training and post-live support and fixes;
  • Knowledge and experience in SAP S/4HANA is an asset
  • Knowledge of New GL, Consolidations and Regulatory Reporting is an asset
  • Knowledge of the SAP Change Management/ Solution Manager (CHARM) is an asset;
  • Railway business experience is a definite asset.




  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



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: 101786
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
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  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External






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