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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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Finance Business Partner - Rail Infrastrucutrue

  • Job added:   13 June 2019
  • Salary:   £40000 - £66000/annum
  • Location:   Birmingham
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   210198119
  • Company:   CV-Library
Finance Business Partner/ Accounting Manager needed to work on a permanent position in Birmingham working on HS2

As a Finance Business Partner/ Accounting Manager at HS2 you will be working on the Land and Property team.

Salary: £40,000 - £66,000 per annum

My client are looking for a finance manager who is a qualified financial accountant who has strong experience in infrastructure projects: rail, water, highways etc.

On top of infrastructure experience my client are looking for some one who is technically competent, as this is a central finance role and will be managing accounts as well as producing balance sheets for DFT.

A opportunity to come in and be the no.2 in the team with the further opportunity to run the team in the future.

About the role:

·Develop, implement and monitor the financial policies, operational procedures and performance measures to assure the completeness, integrity and accuracy of financial data and the ready availability of financial information, which complies with FReM and IFRS and facilitates clear reporting and management and audit scrutiny.

·Production and submission of the Financial Statements/ information to the DfT group consolidation; ensure internal and external financial reporting obligations are delivered on time and to the required standard

·Manage working relationships with key external stakeholders to ensure that their needs are understood and satisfied and to secure access to resources and information needed by HS2 Finance.

·Supporting the Accounts Payable function by independently reviewing proposed payments.

·Oversee the month end financial accounts close

·Review and challenge emerging forecasts and monitor against Spending Review (SR) funding.


·Experience of business planning and forecasting experience within a infrastructure project environment.

·Ability to interpret project information and determine appropriate International Financial Reporting Standards accounting treatment.

·Qualified financial accountant, with a recognised body, with post qualification experience

·Experience of implementing, enhancing and maintaining an effective financial control environment

·Knowledge of accounting systems and the understanding how to develop and manage off-system analyses and records (e.g. spreadsheets)

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