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Payroll Analyst

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 Payroll Analyst position is responsible for entering Payroll-impacting forms into SAP (Direct Deposits, W4s, etc.), processing weekly offcycle payrolls and payroll deductions (e.g., union dues, work boots) and assists with customer service regarding paycheck issues. The analyst will also complete various payroll data and time audits to ensure payroll accuracy and SOX compliance.  The Analyst also monitors system controls to ensure compliance with union contracts and federal/state legislation. This position provides support with testing/implementing system changes to Union and Management payrolls. The analyst will also serve as a backup to other payroll functions, provide critical analysis and testing for projects, enhancements, and system implementations, and query data for the various data requests received.



  • Accountable for the timely and accurate processing of the company’s payrolls for US Union and Management employees
  • Acts as point of contact for employees, CPKC Stakeholders and various third-party vendors
  • Queries and analyzes data for legal and claims requests
  • Analyzes system issues including finding root causes, and testing system enhancements, changes, and fixes
  • Tests/implements system payroll changes to support payroll accuracy
  • Provides analysis and testing and serves as a department backup during system replacement or enhancement projects
  • Performs payroll calculations in SAP on a daily basis
  • Ensures accurate entry of W4 forms and direct deposit information into SAP, as well as the processing of other deductions
  • Completes various timely payroll data audits to ensure payroll accuracy and SOX compliance
  • Provides back-up to other payroll functions as needed, including taxes, garnishments, deductions/benefits, and payroll processing
  • Works to continuously improve Payroll processes and ensure SOX compliance
  • Performs ad hoc reporting, analysis and special projects
  • Exemplifies CPKC Vision and Values in all interactions with coworkers, business partners, customers, and stakeholders



  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Microsoft Office Proficiency and Advanced Excel skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally
  • Capable to follow strict processing schedules and deadlines
  • Union payroll experience preferred
  • CPA, FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) or CPP (Certified Payroll Professional)
  • SAP or automated Payroll processing experience
  • Railroad payroll industry experience is an asset
  • Analysis and critical thinking experience in testing system enhancements and upgrades



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement 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.


Drug Test Elements:

CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  All new hires are required to undergo a drug screen.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping CPKC safe and drug free. 


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:         


  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service
  • Social Security number 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 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 equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 


  • Req ID: 101844
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 5
  • Job Available to: Internal & External





Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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