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Team Lead, Financial Reporting

  • Req ID: 79004
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 08/12/2020


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 Team Lead, Financial Reporting you will supervises the team that coordinates month end close activities, governs account reconciliation and journal entry controls, prepares tax and entity reporting and maintains stakeholder relationship with Taxation, as well as performs full-cycle accounting for a CP Partnership. 



  • Oversee the month end close process to ensure a timely close;
  • Review journal entries and reconciliations;
  • Review procedures performed on periodic journal entry testing for control purpose and ensure that Delegation of Journal Entry Procedure policy and procedure are followed;
  • Oversee the implementation of process improvements that support a timely close, ability to report and provide better control and review over journal entry posting;
  • Oversee the account reconciliation process and ensure that account reconciliation policy and procedure are followed;
  • Review tax and entity financial statements, tax reporting analysis, manage subsidiary audit for tax and regulatory compliance purpose, and maintain effective stakeholder relationship with Taxation team;
  • Review full-cycle accounting tasks for a CP Partnership and implement improvements that support timely and efficient reporting, forecasting and accounting processes for the Partnership;
  • Lead or support team projects and initiatives including quarter end and year end external reporting and management reporting, process documentation, data management and system optimization;
  • Coach, supervise and develop direct reports;
  • Assess and research implications of significant financial transactions;
  • Ensures financial reporting is in compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), tax or securities regulation as applicable and SOX;
  • Address and respond to queries from auditors and internal reviewers.



  • Accounting (CPA) Designation;
  • Minimum of 3 years post-designation relevant experience required;
  • Knowledge of US GAAP requirements is preferred;
  • ERP/SAP expertise is preferred;
  • 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



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 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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