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Manager, Internal Audit

  • Req ID: 76331
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Winnipeg , Manitoba 
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 3
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 02/28/2020



Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides 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. 




As the Manager Internal Audit you will support the Director Financial Audit in ensuring that the internal audit function adds value to the business by assessing and providing reasonable assurance that risk management and internal control systems are functioning as intended. By leading and completing both ongoing and project based audit work, you report on risk management issues, internal controls, material audit findings and activities to Executive Management and to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and Management. The Manager Internal Audit is responsible for leading and conducting independent, objective audits in accordance with Institute of Internal Auditors Standards, managing multiple projects and priorities, ensuring effective communication of results and recommendations to Management, and working with the broader Internal Audit team designing and executing procedures on operational, financial or integrated audits.  This position is an excellent opportunity to learn about many aspects of the business.




  • Plans and execute audit projects, identify root cause for exceptions and develop clear recommendations for remediation
  • Leading and Managing internal Audit projects
  • Ensuring the quality of audit work performed through ongoing reviews
  • Lead, support and develop Internal Audit staff
  • Maintain working relationship with key stakeholders and represent Internal Audit in a professional manner
  • Identify and design control and process improvements
  • Communicate results through effective presentation, negotiation and report writing skills
  • Support an effective follow-up program that ensures management implements appropriate and timely corrective action on risk exposures
  • Maintain objectivity and independence while fostering positive and professional relationships with Management
  • Maintain skills and knowledge through education, training, internal and external partners, colleagues and information sources
  • Develop and apply knowledge of the railroad and industry/CP specific processes and technologies.




  • Possess a University degree in Business, accounting or finance plus a professional designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA, CIA, and/or CFE); equivalent combination of education and work experience would also be considered
  • Minimum of 5 to 8 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team in the development and execution of audit programs
  • Knowledge of internal controls assessment, documentation, and testing of required standards is required
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to deliver communications at the appropriate level for different audiences
  • Ability to function with considerable latitude in dealing in significant and complex issues, often where little or no precedent exists
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively cross functionally
  • Knowledge of US GAAP desirable
  • Experience with data analytic would be an asset
  • ERP/SAP expertise is an asset.




  • 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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