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Canadian Pacific

Manager of Forensic Audit and Investigations


Position can be located in Calgary or Toronto57264-1510734

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

As the Manager Forensic Audit and Investigations you will plan, lead and/or participate in forensic audits and investigations by collaborating with the Director of Forensic Audit and Investigations; review and test business, operational, risk, and internal control standards; establish audit schedules and set audit and test standards. 



  • Conduct audits and investigations in all areas (financial, operational and information system) to assess deficiencies/anomalies/fraudulent transactions, evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of management controls to ensure operating objectives are achieved, financial statements are reliable and the company is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of controls, accuracy of financial records and efficiency of operational duties including analyzing data obtained for deficiencies in controls, anomalies/fraudulent transactions or lack of compliance with contract terms, regulations and/or management procedures;
  • Prepare reports of findings for management and make recommendations for improving the operations of the company;
  • Facilitate documentation of procedures and audit/investigation progress; prepare materials for discussion with the Director of Forensic Audit and Investigations, Chief Risk Officer, Audit Committee of the Board, external auditors and senior management as required;
  • Analyze large volumes of data using data analytic tools to discover patterns and relationships including red flags;
  • Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; provide direction and leadership for internal resources and external consultants;
  • Review policies and procedures, design work programs, develop audit tests and may assign audit tasks to the team as required;
  • Develop and apply effective project leadership skills regarding task assignment and mentoring, interim performance evaluation and coaching, project pacing and control;
  • Report audit/investigation findings through clear, concise and detailed reports including conclusions and recommendations for improvements to business processes and internal controls;
  • Provide strategic direction on assignments and coaching to forensic auditor; work with lawyers and/or CP Police Services (law enforcement authorities) on sensitive/high profile cases as required;
  • Develop trusted business advisory/coaching relationships with all levels of management.
  • Assist in the facilitation of the external audit, if required.


  • Must possess a University degree in Business, accounting or finance plus professional designation (CA/CPA, CMA, CGA, CIA) and/or CFE; equivalent combination of education and work experience would also be considered;
  • Securities Exchange Commission experience preferred;
  • Must possess Ten years of relevant experience, including at least five years of proven experience in forensic investigation demonstrating the ability to lead and/or conduct audits of moderate complexity is required;
  • Knowledge of internal controls assessment, documentation, and testing of required standards is required;
  • Strong, proficient auditing and analytical skills; strong control mindset, confidentiality in all work and the ability to remain objective and independent;
  • Solid knowledge of investigation standards, methods, procedures and techniques experience in internal corporate investigations required;
  • Excellent judgment and strong decision making skills; ability to interface with Management and work well in a team environment, be curious, share, innovative, demonstrate courage and integrity;
  • Possess excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks (must be efficient, flexible and able to adapt to change); demonstrated attention-to-detail skills with the ability to work independently and take initiative on department projects;
  • Skilled in delivering training and acting as a trusted advisor to all levels of management;
  • A strong ability to analyze and summarize issues/findings, particularly when lines are blurred; experience in assessing and quantifying losses and recoveries;
  • Proven ability to manage work and personal priorities to respond effectively to high priority assignments;
  • Reports will be of high quality and in compliance with CP, Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE) and Institute of Internal Auditors standards;
  • Knowledge of GAAP, GAAS and regulations is required;
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required;
  • Possess advanced computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); experience with data mining software/tools would be an asset
  • Must demonstrate professionalism and confidently present audit results in an objective and unbiased manner;
  • Must be able to present and maintain a professional stand on difficult issues with little or no guidance. 


Please note that only those applicants that apply online at www.cpr.ca/en/careers/to Requisition number 57264 by May 22, 2017 will be considered for this position.

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Canadian Pacific
Posting Date: 05-May-2017TransportationAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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