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Specialist Internal Controls

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 Internal Controls you will contribute to the achievement of CPKC’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 CPKC
  • Help manage quarterly certification of controls process by business process owners and VPs
  • Plan and perform 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
  • 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 CPKC’s internal control framework
  • Assist management in the maintenance of the 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 CPKC processes and the regulatory environment (PCAOB, SEC, COSO, etc.) for changes that could impact CPKC’s internal control framework
  • Identify when a rule/regulation/policy has been violated and has one-on-one accountability conversations with an individual who has not met expectations, using CPKC Candor, Aligning the Stars & CPKC ABC's, and have the individual produce better results
  • Demonstrate CPKC's commitment to being ONE TEAM - Living a Speak Up Culture - by using communication and interpersonal skills to enhance inclusion, civility, respect, innovation, safety, customer focus, teamwork within CPKC, while encouraging and enabling others to do the same
  • Exemplify CPKC Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders



  • Undergraduate degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or other relevant fields
  • Professional Accounting Designation
  • 3-5 years in accounting, auditing and / or controls design or assessment
  • Detail working knowledge of PCAOB requirements and COSO framework
  • Effective relationship builder
  • Continuous improvement mindset, strong attention to detail and drive for results, strong communication skills (written and oral), self-starter
  • Experience in planning and project / task management
  • Strong ability with Microsoft Office products specifically Word, Excel and Visio
  • Working knowledge of SAP ECC and SAP GRC




  • 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


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: 101038
  • 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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