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Senior Internal Auditor (Hybrid)

  • Req ID: 96985
  • 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
  • Deadline to apply: 08/25/2022


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides 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.




Canadian Pacific’s Internal Audit department is seeking an experienced Senior Internal Auditor to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to join an internal audit function that is on a journey to progressing and modernizing. The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for conducting audits with a focus on commercial assurance independently and objectively in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (“IIA”) Standards.  The Senior Internal Auditor will be primarily responsible for executing and enhancing our vendor audit program, managing multiple projects and priorities, and ensuring effective communication of results and recommendations to Management. You will be working in a team environment with the broader Internal Audit team designing and executing procedures on audits that range from: vendor audit, contract compliance, operations, financial, governance engagements and others. At times, you may also be required to execute procedures to provide assurance related to the financial statements and disclosure documents.



  • Plan and perform the entire audit cycle, for select vendors and other auditable entities, that includes developing a vendor risk profile to assist with the selection of a vendor for audit, conducting engagement risk assessment, development of audit scope and objectives, development and execution of audit program, identification and reporting of audit observations;
  • Lead and/or perform as a team member audit activities including managing the vendor audits and other audit projects, ensuring audit quality, maintaining audit documentation as per the IIA and department standards;
  • Identify variances and/or errors with vendors to support cost recoveries;
  • Perform drill-downs to determine specific root causes of non-compliance and other audit observations and provide value-add recommendations and management insights;
  • Write clear and concise audit reports that demonstrate value-add;
  • Present audit reports to management at various levels and obtain pinpointed action plans that address identified business risks;
  • Follow-up with management to ensure timely implementation of management action plans;
  • Maintain objectivity and independence while fostering positive and professional relationships with Management;
  • Develop and apply knowledge of the railroad and industry/CP specific processes and technologies.
  • Interact with vendors to obtain necessary documentation and/or assist the supply chain function to pursue recoveries
  • Progress and modernize the vendor audit program in order to provide more assurance over a larger population of vendors.  Consider the use of technology including robotics process automation and other tools



  • University degree in business, accounting, finance or related field;
  • Professional designation (CPA, CIA, and/or CFE); equivalent combination of education and work experience would also be considered;
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of auditing experience with strong vendor audit experience;
  • Experience in a supply chain function would be an asset;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and within set deadlines;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to manage business relationships with various levels of management;
  • Experience with data analysis software would be a great asset;
  • Proven experience progressing and modernizing a vendor audit program using technology;
  • ERP/SAP and AuditBoard expertise would be an asset.



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



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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