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Specialist, Accounting & Reporting (Regulatory)

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 Regulatory Reporting Specialist will work as part of a team dedicated to the preparation and review of high quality external disclosure documents, including quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements as well as annual and quarterly regulatory financial filings, in accordance with US GAAP and Canadian/US regulatory accounting requirements; The specialist will work with various teams across business to gain a comprehensive understanding of CPKC’s corporate functions and operating results.


This individual will possess a strong work ethic, and accounting and financial reporting skills to produce high quality financial deliverables; capability of working independently; proven ability to meet deadlines; and ability to work with large volumes of data. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a sense of ownership, curiosity and a strong focus on process improvement, and have applied initiative to solve complex problems and improve processes on an ongoing basis.



  • Prepare consolidated financial statements and related schedules, and various operational and financial filings under Canadian/US regulatory accounting standards to regulatory agencies
  • Ensure compliance with Canadian/US regulatory accounting standards – regulatory accounting standards are prescribed principles which are modified from US GAAP
  • Identify, analyze and reconcile US GAAP to regulatory accounting differences
  • Prepare financial and operational statistics analysis on quarterly and annually basis
  • Perform journal entries and reconciliations
  • Review, trace and understand account codes, cost objects on accounting transactions
  • Coordinate with multiple internal stakeholders to obtain and validate information needed for reporting purpose
  • Identify and analyze improvement to processes and work with stakeholders (corporate reporting, tax, operations, information service) to implement selected solution
  • provide financial data to support price index, cost of capital and grain revenue related calculations, and help to develop economic information reports to regulatory agencies
  • Liaise with government agencies and stay current on regulatory changes, proposals and analyze impact of changes



  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant fields; Accounting Designation is desirable
  • Minimum two (2) years of relevant professional experience, railroad related experience is desirable
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work with large volumes of data using Excel
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines and work independently in a fast – paced environment
  • Display intellectual curiosity, fast and effective learning
  • Application expertise (desirable): SAP, BW, BPC
  • Relationship building skills – the role requires collaborative work with other departments and various layers of management, including colleagues in US, Canada and Mexico



  • 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.



The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check



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: 102446
  • 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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