Manager Property Accounting

April 1 2021
Categories Accounting, Finance, Executive, Financial Accounting, Property Management, Real Estate, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Calgary, AB
  • Req ID: 84145
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 05/31/2021

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 Manager Property Accounting is accountable to ensure the sustainment of policies, procedures and processes of accounting and reporting activities for CP Property Accounting and drives for continuous improvement.


  • Leads the management of property accounting and reporting activities to support rapid and accurate period-end close (monthly, quarterly, annual);
  • Manages and reviews team deliverables including reconciliations, financial statement disclosures, monthly and quarterly analysis, and journal entries;
  • Manages and executes the preparation, development and implementation of annual group depreciation studies for both Canadian and US operations;
  • Manages and reviews Regulatory Reporting (CTA/STB) and Tax Reporting deliverables including reconciliations, analysis, quarterly and annual reporting relating to Properties;
  • Proactively seeks to drive efficiencies and improvements of Property Accounting team deliverables through identifying risks and opportunities and designing and implementing strategies to close gaps;
  • Maintains effective relationships with multiple internal stakeholders who support the accounting and reporting process (Project Accounting, Tax, Regulatory Reporting, Information Systems, Operations, Corporate Reporting, etc.);
  • Manages and maintains CP’s compliance with Property and Asset related US GAAP accounting standards;
  • Provide accounting support and recommendations for significant Property transactions;
  • Maintains and improves documentation of processes for Property Accounting deliverables and accountabilities;
  • Ensure accounting and reporting processes comply with applicable Internal Control (SOX) requirements;
  • Address and respond to queries from auditors and internal reviewers;
  • Creates an environment that provides opportunities for development of direct reports.


  • Accounting (CPA) Designation;
  • Minimum of 8 years relevant experience required;
  • Strong understanding of Property Accounting gained through experience working in a similar role;
  • Knowledge of US GAAP requirements;
  • Knowledge of Group Depreciation would be an asset;
  • ERP/SAP expertise, including the Asset Management module;
  • Management and leadership skills including coaching, motivating, communication, team building, implementing change and improvement;
  • 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;
  • Working knowledge of BPC, Excel, Workiva, Blackline;


  • 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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