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Canadian Pacific

Specialist Corporate Reporting - Complex Accounting

Canada-Alberta-Calgary

56964 -1510752

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

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Corporate Reporting Specialist, 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 positions are primarily responsible for accounting for equity accounted investments, classification and accounting of leases, leading the adoption of the new lease accounting standard, forecasting and analyzing other income and charges, and accounting for share-based compensation.

 

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Research, advise and present findings on the accounting implications of a variety of potential transactions regarding leases, equity accounted investments, and share-based compensation arrangements;
  • Account for equity accounted investments, share-based compensation and reconcile related accounts;
  • Manage the project for the adoption of the new lease accounting standard in accordance with U.S. GAAP including the coordination with multiple stakeholders to ensure project milestones are achieved and the standard is successfully implemented;
  • Prepare and review monthly/quarterly/annual financial analysis that supports consolidated financial results and consolidated corporate forecasts for equity accounted investments, other income and charges, and share-based compensation;
  • 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 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.

     

     POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Accounting Designation required (CPA; CPA, CA);
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Experience with complex accounting matters, including leases and equity accounted investments;
  • 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.

Contact Information

Canadian Pacific
Transportation
Melissa Shellnutt
Employment Specialist
403-319-6524
http://www.cpr.ca
Posting Date: 05-May-2017TransportationAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 2 ASAP
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