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Specialist, Corporate Reporting - Complex Accounting

  • Req ID: 87130
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 10/29/2021

 

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 cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.

 

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Corporate Reporting Specialist, Complex Accounting, applies technical knowledge to maintain accounting balances and prepare related external reporting in specific complex business areas in partnership with internal stakeholders.

 

The position is primarily accountable for accounting for treasury transactions including hedge accounting, net interest expense reporting, and preparation of the consolidated and significant subsidiaries cash flow statements, while acting as the key business partner with Treasury.
 

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Account and forecast for treasury transactions including hedges, share buybacks, and net interest expense as well as one of CP’s joint ventures and reconcile related accounts;
  • Assist with month end close and external quarterly reporting, including preparation of the consolidated cash flow statement, consolidated statement of comprehensive income, net interest expense, and financial instruments;
  • Prepare and review monthly/quarterly/annual financial analysis that supports consolidated financial results and corporate forecasts;
  • Act as the key business partner for Treasury and effectively research and communicate accounting and reporting implications of proposed treasury transactions;
  • Implement process improvements that support a timely close, forecast accuracy, and ability to report;
  • Ensure financial reporting is in compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), Tax or securities regulation, as applicable;
  • Ensure accounting and reporting process complies with applicable internal control (SOX) requirements;
  • Address and respond to queries from auditors and internal reviewers;

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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

 

WHAT CP HAS TO OFFER: 

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

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

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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