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Senior Auditor, Forensic Audit & Investigations

  • Req ID: 95986
  • Department: Corporate Risk
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal
  • Deadline to apply: 08/30/2022


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.



As the Senior Auditor, Forensic Audit & Investigations, you will plan, lead and/or execute targeted audits and investigations into allegations of fraud, policy violation and other wrongdoing. Reporting to the Manager, Forensic Audit & Investigations, the Senior Auditor will continuously learn and adapt in order to develop a proactive approach to identifying, investigating and mitigating fraud risks, trends and schemes. This position will collaborate with other team members and departments as necessary to safeguard CP’s assets and drive change across the organization.



  • Conduct investigations in all areas of the business (financial, operational, information systems, etc.) to obtain and document evidence used to validate allegations of fraud, policy violation, misconduct or other forms of potential wrongdoing;
  • Perform audits (both proactive and reactive) to assess the accuracy of financial and operational records, including analyzing data to identify trends, anomalies, fraudulent transactions, or lack of compliance with contracts, laws, regulations and/or CP policies and procedures;
  • Maintain high-quality documentation of working papers and other supporting documentation, including audit/investigation progress;
  • Evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, making recommendations as appropriate to optimize business processes, control costs, safeguard assets and ensure management objectives are achieved;
  • Report audit/investigation findings to management through a variety of media including clear and concise forensic reports in compliance with CP as well as other professional (e.g. ACFE) standards;
  • Prepare analyses and other materials to be used in discussion with stakeholders – both internal and external – including CP’s Chief Risk Officer, Executive Committee, Board of Directors and external auditors as required;
  • Liaise with other departments within CP, such as Human Resources, Legal and Accounts Payable to provide guidance on sensitive and confidential matters as required;
  • Assess and maintain ownership of periodic updates to CP’s Fraud Risk Assessment as well as related processes and procedures;
  • Review corporate policies and procedures, design work programs, develop audit tests and collaborate with the team as required;
  • Develop and apply effective project leadership and task management skills; and
  • Develop a trusted business advisory relationship with all levels of management.



  • Must possess a post-secondary degree in Business/Commerce, Accounting or Finance plus completion of, or progress towards, a professional designation (CFE and/or CPA/CA/CMA/CGA, CIA). Equivalent combination of education and work experience would also be considered;
  • Must possess a minimum three years of relevant experience, including conducting audits and/or investigations;
  • Proficient auditing and analytical skills including strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent professional judgement and ethical decision-making abilities;
  • The ability to instill and maintain confidentiality in all work while also remaining objective, independent and free of bias;
  • Possess a high degree of emotional intelligence, including the proven ability to navigate sensitive and contentious situations;
  • Ability to interface with various levels of management and work collaboratively in a team environment;
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks while remaining flexible and being able to adapt to rapid change;
  • Ability to manage work and personal priorities to respond effectively to high-priority assignments;
  • A strong command of the English language (both spoken and written language, as well as reading comprehension);
  • Intermediate technology/computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required, including within Canada and the United States; and
  • The following would be considered assets:
    • Experience with the SAP software;
    • Experience with data and analytics software and tools;
    • Knowledge of GAAP, GAAS and applicable regulatory standards;
    • Knowledge of internal controls assessment, documentation and testing;
    • Knowledge of investigation standards, methods, procedures and techniques, including experience in conducting internal investigations; and
    • Experience in the rail transportation industry, or similar.



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



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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