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Canadian Pacific

Specialist Corporate Reporting - Complex Accounting



Company Information

Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, 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 cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.

Job Description



 The Specialist Corporate Reporting, Complex Accounting, applies technical knowledge to maintain accounting balances and prepare related external reporting in specific complex business areas in partnership with internal stakeholders.

The position is primarily accountable for accounting for stock based compensation while acting as the key business partner with Human Resources – Total Compensation.


  • Research, advise and present findings on the accounting implications of a variety of potential and actual share-based compensation arrangements;
  • Account for share-based compensation and reconcile related accounts;

  • Prepare and review monthly/quarterly/annual financial analysis that supports consolidated financial results and consolidated corporate forecasts;

  • Partner with Human Resources – Total Compensation to uncover reporting needs, advise on proposed arrangements, and coordinate system updates;

  • Implement process improvements that support a timely close, forecast accuracy and ability to report, including coordination, as needed, with the software provider;

  • Assist with month end close and external quarterly reporting, including changes in equity and XBRL;

  • Ensure financial reporting is in compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), Tax or securities regulation, as applicable;

  • Ensure accounting and reporting process complies with applicable internal control (SOX) requirements;

  • Identify, analyze and reconcile inconsistent information in order to recommend adjustments where necessary;

  • Address and respond to queries from auditors and internal reviewers.


  • Accounting Designation required (CPA; CPA, CA);
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience;

  • Experience with complex accounting matters, including stock based compensation accounting;

  • Knowledge of US GAAP (desirable);

  • ERP/SAP expertise (desirable);

  • Application Expertise (desirable): BPC, Excel, Solium, Workiva;

  • Process Management Skills;

  • Possess a strong attention to detail and accuracy;

  • Ability to set and meet deadlines and work independently in a fast-paced environment;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Please note that only those applicants that apply online at www.cpr.ca/en/careers/ to Requisition number 56964 by April 24, 2017 will be considered for this position.

Contact Information

Canadian Pacific
Posting Date: 06-Apr-2017TransportationAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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