Specialist, Corporate Reporting

  • Req ID: 75714
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 10/29/2019



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 cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP. 



The Corporate Reporting Specialist works as part of a team preparing high quality financial disclosure documents, including the quarterly and annual financial statements and MD&A, in accordance with US GAAP. The Corporate Reporting Specialist oversees the month end close activities, monitors and ensures the Company’s journal entry policy and procedures are followed, prepares and reviews analysis in order to validate financial information and summarize the story behind the quarterly results, and reviews full-cycle accounting tasks and implement process improvements for a CP Partnership.



  • Coordinate with various stakeholder for the month end close activities to ensure a timely close;
  • Compile late entry list and assess financial impact for management review and approval;
  • Monitor and ensure that Delegation of Journal Entry Procedure policy and procedure are followed;
  • Perform periodic journal entry testing for control purpose and document findings;
  • Prepare and consolidate the Quarter-To-Date and YTD Waterfall Analysis Reports (variance analysis for revenues and expenses based on type of business driver, metric, volume/efficiency/other, functional vs natural expense, FX, inflation, etc.);
  • Perform detailed review of full-cycle accounting tasks for a CP Partnership and implement improvements that support timely and efficient reporting, forecasting and accounting processes for the Partnership;
  • Assess and research implications of significant financial transactions;
  • Implement process improvements that support a timely close, ability to report and provide better control and review over journal entry posting;
  • Ensures financial reporting is in compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), tax or securities regulation as applicable and SOX;
  • Provides support and answer questions from internal and external auditors to support the annual Financial audit and quarterly reviews;
  • Address and respond to queries from auditors and internal reviewers.



  • Accounting (CPA) Designation;
  • Knowledge of US GAAP requirements, desirable;
  • ERP/SAP expertise (desirable);
  • Application Expertise (desirable): BPC, Excel, Workiva, Blackline;
  • Process Management Skills;
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders;
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines and work independently in a fast-paced environment;
  • 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



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").