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Senior Project 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.



As the Project Accountant (internally known as Specialist, Project Accounting) you will work with various departments to ensure proper accounting and reporting of CPKC investments of over $2.5 billion annually in capital projects. This role contributes at every stage of the project life cycle, including asset creation and retirement.



  • Review project proposals and determine appropriate accounting treatment
  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual preparation, analysis and presentation of project spend
  • Prepare and post monthly journal entries for all business transactions leading up to the financial statements
  • Perform account analysis and monthly reconciliations of key Balance Sheet accounts
  • Review ongoing projects and setup final assets upon project completion
  • Identify, analyze, and reconcile inconsistent information and recommend adjustments where necessary
  • Ensure financial data generation process comply with applicable internal control (SOX) requirements
  • Review complex accounting concerns, in consultation with accounting policy team
  • Identify and analyze process improvement opportunities and implement selected solutions
  • Address and respond to queries from auditors and internal reviewers



  • Undergraduate degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, or other relevant fields
  • Accounting designation CFA, CPA (CA/CMA/CGA)
  • Minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in related financial roles
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Financial acumen and ability to practically apply financial principles & theories
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to manage conflicting timelines/requirements and to prioritize



  • 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: 102437
  • 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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