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Specialist, Financial Reporting

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 Specialist, Financial Reporting you will support with accounting, consolidation and reporting expertise, the financial close and consolidation systems development, integration and implementation. At times this role may work directly with information systems development teams. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to grow their career in a dynamic organization.



  • Liaise with Information Services and business users to assess existing system functionality, input on system/process design, and support system test and user acceptance testing for new system implementation
  • Identify actions required to align and integrate systems and processes with newly acquired subsidiaries
  • Reconcile differences in intercompany investment balances and propose adjustments to align multi-level consolidation balances
  • Provide support to users in order to effectively and efficiently use the new processes systems implemented, including providing workshops and creating training content
  • Support month end close and consolidation related activities that contribute to the reporting safety and data integration, which may include:
    • Assess consolidation implications of significant financial transactions, including internal inter[1]company financing activities, test their impacts and ensure consolidation logic is maintained at all levels of consolidation
    •  Assist with preparation of monthly consolidation entries and troubleshoot process errors to support a timely and efficient closing process
  • Support other financial reporting activities
  • Ensure closing and consolidation processes being reengineered are in compliance with or support requirements of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), tax, securities regulation, and SOX
  • Provide support, coordination, address and respond to queries from auditors and internal reviewers



  • Accounting (CPA) Designation
  • Knowledge of US GAAP requirements is desirable
  • SAP Central Finance and/or Group reporting, 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
  • Part-time Studies Program
  • Flexible Work Environment



As an employer with North American 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
  • Education verification


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: 100938
  • 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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