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Specialist Income Tax

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 Income Tax will assist with various aspects of the tax function, including income tax planning initiatives, income tax accounting, income tax compliance and income tax audits. The successful candidate will show a demonstrated passion for excellence and thrives on challenges. The position provides excellent potential for career development and advancement. 



  • Assist with the implementation and reporting of Canadian and international corporate tax strategies, including preparing step memos, performing research and analysis of tax considerations, liaising with Treasury, and coordinating with Accounting and Legal
  • Assist with the preparation of domestic and international tax compliance filings including Canadian corporate income tax returns and tax information returns
  • Assist with preparation and analysis of relevant tax calculations including safe income, adjusted cost base, foreign affiliate surplus, Pillar 2 computations, and other tax related calculations
  • Support the US tax group in meeting their reporting and compliance obligations as needed
  • Assist with gathering supporting documentation for, and preparing responses to, government audit queries
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual Canadian tax provision calculations
  • Assist with the preparation of return to provision calculations and work with accounting to ensure provisions are timely and accurately booked
  • Work with internal departments to gather data and timely prepare country by country reporting documentation as required by relevant tax authorities
  • Establish and maintain well-documented files to support tax compliance and planning initiatives
  • Liaise with internal teams on ad hoc tax matters as required
  • Continually review tax legislative changes for possible impact to CPKC
  • Assist with integration of legacy CP and legacy KCS tax functions



  • Undergraduate degree in Commerce, Accounting, or other relevant fields
  • Recognized accounting designation (CPA/CA/CMA/CGA)
  • Minimum two to five years corporate tax experience required; some foreign affiliate tax experience is an asset
  • Completed (or substantially advanced) the CPA In-Depth Tax course
  • Experience with the following considered an asset:
    • TaxPrep software
    • SAP
    • Knowledge of US GAAP Accounting



  • 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: 101571
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External

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