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Specialist, Corporate Accounting (Hybrid)

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

Pursuant to the Government of Canada's mandate that all federally-regulated employers require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, CP requires all prospective employees to confirm their vaccination status, as part of the hiring process and as a condition of continued employment.


  • Req ID: 90186
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • 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 & External
  • Deadline to apply: 12/31/2022


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.



The position is primarily accountable for accounting and forecasting for stock-based compensation while acting as the key business partner with Human Resources – Compensation as part of CP’s Compensation Accounting team.



  • Research, advise, and present findings on the accounting implications of a variety of share-based compensation arrangements;
  • Account and forecast for share-based compensation and reconcile related accounts;
  • Prepare and review monthly/quarterly/annual financial analysis that supports consolidated financial results and corporate forecasts;
  • Assist with month end close and external quarterly reporting, including impact of share price on earnings and stock-based compensation;
  • Ensure financial reporting is in compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), Tax, or securities regulation, as applicable;
  • Act as the key business partner for Human Resources –Compensation to determine reporting needs, advise on proposed arrangements, and coordinate system updates;
  • Ensure accounting and reporting process complies with applicable internal control (SOX) requirements;
  • Implement process improvements that support a timely close, forecast accuracy, and ability to report, including coordination, as needed, with the service provider; and
  • Address and respond to queries from auditors and internal reviewers.



  • Accounting designation (CPA; CPA, CA);
  • Experience with complex accounting matters, such as stock-based compensation accounting;
  • Knowledge of US GAAP (desirable);
  • ERP/SAP expertise (desirable);
  • Application Expertise (desirable): BPC, Excel, Shareworks, Workiva;
  • Process management skills;
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines and work independently in a fast-paced environment; and
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.



  • 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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