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Senior Capital Accountant

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 Senior Capital Accountant (internally known as the Specialist, Property Accounting) is accountable to participate in the preparation and analysis of financial information regarding CPKC's Properties for quarterly and annual consolidated Financial Statements, Surface Transportation Board (“STB”) Regulatory reporting, and other reporting as required.



  • Contributes to property and capital accounting and reporting activities to support rapid and accurate period-end close (monthly, quarterly, annual)
  • Reconciles and analyzes General Ledger, Asset sub-ledger and Regulatory sub-ledger relating to Capital and Properties
  • Completes Regulatory (STB) and Tax reporting - reconciliation and analysis, and quarterly and annual reporting to meet Regulatory and Tax requirements relating to Capital and Properties
  • Assists in the preparation, development, and implementation of annual Group Depreciation studies for both Canadian and US operations
  • Implements process controls, and assists with continuous improvement initiatives to enhance systems and processes
  • Maintains CPKC’s compliance with Property and Capital related US GAAP accounting standards
  • Maintains and improves documentation of processes for Capital and Property Accounting deliverables and accountabilities
  • Participates in Capital and Property Accounting projects, as required
  • Provides accounting support and recommendations for significant Capital and Property transactions
  • Maintains effective relationships with multiple internal stakeholders to support the accounting and reporting process (Project Accounting, Tax, Regulatory Reporting, Information Systems, Operations, Corporate Reporting, etc.)
  • Assists external and internal auditors in performing quarterly reviews and year-end audits of financial statements; including preparation of working papers and all other related documentation and deliverables relating to Capital and Properties
  • Exemplifies CPKC Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders



  • Minimum 5 years of accounting experience
  • CPA designation preferred
  • 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



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • 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
  • Reference check
  • 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: 102440
  • 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: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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