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Payroll Services Clerk "C"

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 Clerk is an essential part of our dynamic payroll team. Your key responsibilities will be to assist with the timely and accurate processing of the company’s payroll in SAP. Additionally, you would be responsible for the accurate remittance and reporting of federal/state taxes, and various third party payments.



  • Respond to vendor/employee inquiries (calls, emails) regarding payroll related matters
  • Responsible for various master data entries needed to process payroll in a timely and accurate manner while working under conditions that require meeting payroll deadlines
  • Reviewing and investigating system generated payroll/remittance errors/warnings
  • Calculates and prepares employee Job Protection Pay and settlement claims
  • Responsible for administration of remittance and notifications of garnishment orders, and other third party deductions (i.e union dues, sick claims)
  • Complying with all applicable State/Federal payroll legislation and requirements
  • Complete monthly/quarterly/annual tax filings
  • Complete Railroad Retirement Board employee data requests
  • State and Local income tax withholding returns and remittance filings
  • Updating checklists and filing reports



  • Post-secondary education preferred but not required
  • Previous payroll, accounting or taxation experience is an asset
  • SAP experience is an asset
  • Results-oriented with ability to multi-task, make decisions, and problem solve
  • Access to sensitive personnel information, demands a high level of confidentiality
  • Must have good communication skills (verbal and in writing) able to communicate effectively
  • Must be detail oriented with good organization and record keeping skills
  • Strong computer skills with ability to navigate various website portals are required
  • All other duties as assigned



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program


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
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service
  • Social Security number verification


CPKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 


  • Req ID: 102171
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Compensation Rate: $29.93-$37.41
  • Job Available to: Internal




Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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