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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Accountant Rail ( Fixed Term 6 months )

  • Job added:   11 February 2019
  • Location:   Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire
  • County:   Lincolnshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209488687
  • Company:   CV-Library
What you need to know about us

Here at British Steel we’re looking for passionate, hard-working, ambitious and dedicated people who are up for a challenge to join our team.

We are a world leader in the production of steel – producing over 2.8 million tonnes of it every year. Our steel is, and continues to be, fundamental in creating iconic, awe-inspiring structures around the world. It helps people travel, work, eat and socialise every day. More importantly it also helps keep us safe.

An excellent benefits package is available with this role including private healthcare, 35 annual leave days (including statutory days), family-friendly benefits and much more.

What you need to know about the role

This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of the Rail management team with strong focus on the UK side of the Rail business.

As an Accountant for Rail you will support and advise tactical and operational decision making to drive improved business performance.

You will also ensure that all core finance activities e.g month end management accounts, budgets, forecasting, take place to deadline and to the required level of quality.

You will prepare accurate financial analysis, interpret financial data and explain the financial performance of the UK Rail business.

Liaising with other finance teams and other departments to drive ongoing improvement of the finance business practice and performance is key.

The role will involve using accounting and system knowledge to assist and guide others internally and externally to finance.

What we need to know about you

To be considered for this role you will be educated to degree level or equivalent. You must also be qualified to CIMA/ACCA.

You will have significant experience of management accounts preparation in a manufacturing environment

Previous experience in budget and forecasting activities is essential.

A good understanding and exposure to potential accounting issues.

You will have experience in the preparation of complex or higher risk balance sheet reconciliations.

Previous experience in SAP and HFM systems is desirable.

Ideally you will be Yellow belt CI trained.

You will have strong communication skills in particular adopting a concise and clear style to non-finance people.

We are looking for someone who has good analytical skills with advanced skills in Microsoft Office particularly in Excel.

You will be self-motivated and disciplined and open to drive and change, providing solutions along the way

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