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Senior Internal Auditor

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 Senior Internal Auditor will work in CPKC's Internal Audit department. This position is a key contributor in conducting independent, objective internal audits throughout the organization in accordance with The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards. The successful candidate may also be assigned the responsibility of supporting the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program, quarterly Audit and Finance Committee reporting, the Annual Audit Plan and the AuditBoard application. Your work will contribute to enhancing the risk management at CPKC and you will build relationships with leaders and hone your communication and leadership skills.



  • Plan and conduct assigned internal audits in accordance with the IIA Standards and the Internal Audit Manual, including:
    • Risk Assessment
    • Design and execution of audit procedures
    • Identification of audit observations and root causes
    • Generation of clear and concise audit report summarizing findings and recommendations
  • Perform data analytics to enhance audit coverage and efficiency and identify value-add insights for management
  • Obtain and demonstrate an understanding of the complex systems, processes, risks, and controls that are relevant to the various business units across the organization
  • Perform high quality audit activities and maintain audit documentation as per IIA and department standards, while delivering audit projects on time and within budget
  • Communicate audit results and recommendations to various levels of management
  • Follow-up with management for timely completion of management action plans
  • Assist in advancing the Quality Assurance & Improvement Program, project managing the development of the annual audit plan, creating quarterly reporting board packages and enhancing the capabilities of AuditBoard
  • Develop and apply knowledge of CPKC processes and technologies and the railroad industry
  • Demonstrate excellent project and time management to complete the assigned responsibilities in a timely manner with quality
  • Assist with the initiatives taken to improve the internal audit practice at CPKC and other assurance/advisory projects as necessary



  • University degree in accounting, finance, business, or a related field
  • Professional designation such as CPA, CIA, CFE, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum three to five years of audit experience
  • Experience leading audit engagements is preferred
  • Demonstrated analytical ability to investigate, problem-solve, and perform root cause analysis complemented by the ability to document detailed working papers
  • Proficient computer skills (including word processing, spreadsheets, flowcharting, and presentation tools) to perform and monitor assigned projects
  • Strong project management skills, and an ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, manage time effectively, and collaborate with stakeholders to align on key priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to articulate information in a clear and concise manner, coupled with strong interpersonal skills to manage business relationships with various levels of management
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision within set deadlines, possessing a high attention to details and commitment to deliver results
  • Knowledge of Spanish language is an asset
  • Railroad experience will be considered an asset



  • 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.


For our US applicants, CPKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities . For Canadian applicants 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: 103142
  • Department: Internal Audit
  • Job Type: Non-Union
  • Position Type: Permanent Full-Time
  • Location: Calgary
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 5-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 5
  • Job Available to: Internal & External


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