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Specialist IS Internal Controls

  • Req ID: 100709
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 04/30/2023


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 to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit



As the Specialist IS Internal Controls you will contribute to the achievement of CP’s financial and operational goals through effective risk management by assisting in the development and sustainment of internal control policies, procedures and processes.



  • Assist with the overall management of the SOX 404/302 program for CP;
  • Assist with monitoring and reporting to management CP’s internal controls design and effectiveness;
  • Help manage quarterly certification of controls process by business process owners and VPs;
  • Plan and perform ITGC and ITAC internal controls testing to ensure completion of annual SOX program in an efficient and effective manner and in compliance with regulatory requirements;
  • Work closely with external auditors, internal audit and business process owners to coordinate efficient and effective execution of testing plans including scheduling of testing and remediation of control deficiencies;
  • Support and/or lead activities in relation to acquisition related integration;
  • Work with control owners to address control deficiencies and ensure that remediation plans are implemented by management on a timely basis;
  • Assist in the preparation of reporting to senior management of control deficiencies and status of remediation;
  • Take every opportunity to continuously improve CP’s internal control framework;
  • Assist management in the maintenance of the IT risk and control library;
  • Maintain and improve documentation of internal controls and management’s documentation of processes and controls in the Governance Reporting and Compliance software;
  • Monitor CP processes and the regulatory environment (PCAOB, SEC, COBIT, COSO, etc.) for changes that could impact CP’s internal control framework.



  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field;
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in IT SOX auditing / IT auditing and/or controls design or assessment in a public company or public accounting firm;
  • Professional Accounting Designation considered an asset;
  • Achieved or working towards one or more certifications in related areas of security and compliance, such as CISA, CISM, CRISC or CISSP;
  • Strong knowledge of IT control requirements and testing as it relates to SAP, including SAP GRC;
  • Detailed working knowledge of PCAOB requirements, as well as IT risk and control frameworks including COBIT;
  • Effective relationship builder;
  • Continuous improvement mindset, strong attention to detail and drive for results, strong communication skills (written and oral), self-starter;
  • Experience in acquisition related integrations and/or system implementations considered an asset;
  • Strong ability with Microsoft Office products specifically Word, Excel and Visio.



  • 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 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
  • 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 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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