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Specialist, Project Accounting

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 Accounting Analyst/Specialist you will work with various departments to ensure proper accounting and reporting of CPKC investments of over $1billion 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 is required CFA, CPA (CA/CMA/CGA)
  • 3-5 years related work experience post qualification 
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • SAP experience is an asset
  • 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
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills



  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program
  • Flexible Work Environment 



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.



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

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Education verification



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 employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”. 


  •  Req ID: 100400
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 3
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External



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