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Senior Accountant, Operations

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

 

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Operations accounting team oversees CPKC’s operational financial results. The successful individual will play a key role in providing financial and operation result insights to business leads, will work closely with business leads and financial planners to enhance the financial acumen and to aid in decision making.

 

The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of financial data from ensuring completeness and accuracy through the collection process, identifying the analytics potential, and analyzing financial and operation data to provide actionable insight.  Along with the team, you will work closely with business leads and the Financial Planning & Analysis team to reflect pending trends and value realization in forecast/budget.

 

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Prepare and post monthly journal entries for all business transactions leading up to the financial statements
  • Perform account analysis and monthly reconciliations of key accounts
  • Perform other month end and year end closing responsibilities and reporting
  • Analyze financial results regularly to ensure financial data is complete and reflective of operational reality
  • Gather and review operations metrics to support financial data review and analysis
  • Complete relevant sections of the quarterly Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A)
  • Ensure consistency, completeness and integrity of financial information
  • Analyze pending trends to support business lead by advising of changes in patterns in relation to their annual targets and recommending possible changes
  • Ensure financial data generation process comply with applicable internal control (SOX) requirements
  • Partner with business stakeholders to recommend and implement improvements to financial data gathering and generation process, including but not limited to the timeliness and accuracy of accruals
  • Facilitate the use of financial reporting to provide insight and guidance to the business lead team by answering questions, resolving issues and advancing complex concerns
  • Recommend enhancement on operation and financial data quality and governance surrounding cross-functional processes and department(s) performance
  • Prepare and provide ad hoc financial and data quality analysis for budget/forecast, capital projects, investment value realization

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, or other relevant field
  • Accounting designation (CPA) is preferred
  • 3 to 5 years’ work experience with direct experience in financial analysis
  • Strong drive to continuously evaluate and improve processes
  • Proven technical and analytical skills with the ability to think creatively to identify trends and insights through different lens
  • Growth-mindset and curious to probe, discover, and solve problems
  • Effective relationship builder and ability to deliver results through influence in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of SAP FI, MM, PM, BPC is preferable but not required
  • Microsoft Excel experience specifically to manipulate, sort and extract data using filters, pivots and lookups

 

WHAT CPKC HAS TO OFFER:

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

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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)”.

 

  • Req ID: 102426
  • 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: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External

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