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Specialist, Financial Planning

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.



As the Specialist, Financial Planning - Operations you will independently lead the Financial Planning process for an Operations portfolio, working with various stakeholders to ensure precision in the forecasting process and provide high-quality analyses to Operational and Finance leadership. This position will also be responsible for leading the annual budgeting process, maintaining an accurate expense forecast, and providing financial analytical insight into Operations.



  • Translate operational changes into a financial forecast with a focus on accuracy and timeliness
  • Proactively look for improvements in the forecasting process; identifying key drivers while gaining a thorough understanding of the business model
  • Provide support to Operations by developing a comprehensive, detailed annual budget for all cost centers, working closely with operational leaders to develop and incorporate initiatives
  • Responsible for continually improving reporting and analysis for key stakeholders, using all available systems to further automate key reports and providing insightful analyses
  • Assist in ad hoc requests from the operational leaders, providing support in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ability to work full-time onsite (no hybrid)



Must have’s

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or other relevant fields
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in an Finance-related role, preferably with an operational or planning focus
  • MS Excel Modelling Skills
  • Continuous process improvement, inquiring mindset, and strong attention to detail


  • SAP, or other related ERP experience
  • BPC, or similar planning tool experience
  • Effective relationship builder and communicator



  • 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.


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: 102921

•               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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