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Canadian Pacific Railway Team Lead, Property Accounting in Calgary, Canada

  • Req ID: 75622

  • Department: Finance & Accounting

  • Job Type: Full-Time

  • Position Type: Non-Union

  • Location: Calgary, Alberta

  • Country: Canada

  • % of Travel: 0-10%

  • of Positions: 1

  • Job Available to: Internal & External

  • Deadline to apply: 08/26/2019

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 Team Lead Property Accounting supervises the team that sustains and improves accounting and reporting activities associated with Property Accounting.


  • Coordinate amongst the team the detailed property accounting and reporting activities on a recurring basis in order to support rapid and accurate period-end close;

  • Maintain exemplary relationships with the multiple internal stakeholders that support the accounting and reporting process (Project Accounting, Tax, Regulatory Reporting, Information Systems, Operations);

  • Oversee and help execute the development, preparation, and implementation of annual group depreciation studies for both Canadian and US operations;

  • Review journal entries and reconciliations;

  • Review financial analysis on monthly and quarterly data;

  • Review Regulatory reporting (CTA/STB) and Tax reporting including reconciliations, analysis, quarterly and annual reporting relating to Properties;

  • Develop, execute and track a comprehensive workplan:

  • identifying all key monthly, quarterly and annual activities for the team;

  • identifying and prioritizing risks and opportunities, and designing adequate responses;

  • designing and implementing new controls, including periodic report testing;

  • documenting all activities;

  • Developing and improving value of analysis and reporting to internal users.

  • Coach, supervise and develop direct reports;

  • Assess, research, and communicate implications of significant property transactions;

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

  • Ensure accounting and reporting processes comply with applicable internal control (SOX) requirements;

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


  • Accounting (CPA) Designation;

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience required;

  • Knowledge of US GAAP requirements (desirable);

  • ERP/SAP expertise, including the Asset Management module (desirable);

  • Knowledge of Group Depreciation would be an advantage;

  • Property Accounting experience an asset;

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

  • Process Management Skills;

  • Possess a strong attention to detail and accuracy;

  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders;

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

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • 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").