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Analyst, Payroll

  • Req ID: 96350
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 07/04/2022


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP.



The Analyst Payroll Processing is responsible for the timely and accurate processing of the company’s payroll processing (for both regularly scheduled and off-cycle processes) in SAP. Additionally, the successful candidate will complete all subsequent activities related to closing of each payroll process accurately and efficiently.



  • Accountable for the timely and accurate processing of the company’s payrolls for Canadian and US employees;
  • Create pre and post payroll reports which are used for internal control purposes which provide assurance that all appropriate payments match the recipient;
  • Review and reconcile earnings and deductions from cycle to cycle to determine if discrepancies need action;
  • Review payroll results for reasonability of gross to net pay;
  • Provide first line of support for payroll related questions coming from Employee Services team;
  • Validate accuracy of FI posting entries and complete all postings on-time;
  • Validate banking transactions regularly to identify rejections and work with Employee Services to reissue payments;
  • Liaise with banks on payroll related transactions;
  • Monitor the daily CMA interface, corrects table entries and reprocesses to ensure accurate payment of wage to Running Trade Employees (RTE’s);
  • Process and reconcile all third party payments; including but not limited to CRA Tax payments, OHT, MHT, Union dues, Garnishments etc;
  • Participating in year-end activities as required;
  • Complete other duties as required.



  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience;
  • PCP designation or working toward the certification;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a payroll department;
  • SAP Payroll experience is an asset, but not required;
  • US Payroll experience is an asset, but not required;
  • Capable to follow strict processing schedules and deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally;
  • Able to communicate effectively;
  • Awareness of situation where high visibility and advance or constant communication is required;
  • Ability to work non-standard work hours when processing deadlines need to be met;
  • Access to sensitive personnel information, demands a high level of confidentiality.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



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


Background Investigation:

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

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").

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