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Specialist Corporate Accounting - Compensation

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 Corporate Accounting – Compensation sustains and improves accounting and reporting activities associated with labor relations, payroll, vacation and benefits processes. 



  • Plan detailed accounting and reporting activities on a recurring basis in order to support rapid and accurate period-end close
  • Coordinate activities with the multiple internal stakeholders that provide information into the accounting and reporting process (payroll, human resources, labor relations, information systems) or require its output (forecasting, business groups)
  • Perform journal entries in SAP and reconciliations in Blackline
  • Prepare financial analysis on monthly and quarterly data
  • Assess and research implications of significant financial transactions
  • Identify, analyze and reconcile inconsistent information and recommend adjustments where necessary
  • Ensure accounting and reporting processes comply with applicable internal control (SOX) requirements
  • Collaborate with Financial Planning to facilitate forecast preparation and monitoring
  • Address and respond to queries from auditors and internal reviewers
  • Provide assistance as a key resource in developing reporting tools and special projects, as deemed necessary by the Director and Manager of Corporate Accounting. Special projects may include accounting research issues or accounting system related projects, such as participating on system upgrades, conversions and patch applications
  • Identify and analyze possible improvements to processes and implement selected solutions



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in a job related major field of study
  • 3+ years of accounting experience, payroll process experience would be an asset
  • Experience with MS Excel formulas and pivot tables 
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • 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



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


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: 102333
  • 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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