Group Accounting Manager

  • Job Reference: euro15
  • Date Posted: 17 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Eurostar
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Commercial & Procurement
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


At Eurostar, we’re ushering in a new era of European train travel. We’re the only high-speed train that directly links the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. We’ve got big ambitions to spark opportunity through the power of train travel, and we’d love to have you along for the ride.


An opportunity has arisen to join the Finance team as its Group Accounting Manager.


The Group Accounting Manager oversees the annual and half-year consolidated IFRS accounts for Eurostar Group, ensures compliance with IFRS policies, supports accurate monthly reporting to SNCF, improves financial controls, and provides strong leadership to the Accounting & Control departments.


The position is located in our Kings Cross head office, which is situated in the heart of the vibrant and bustling city of London. Our office boasts a stunning and modern workspace that encourages collaboration and innovation.

In line with our commitment to flexibility and work-life balance, the position follows a hybrid model. This means that you will have the opportunity to work both remotely and in the office, allowing you to tailor your work environment to suit your individual preferences.

Internal Use Only

Based in London KP, EIL Grade F


We are looking for someone to... 

  • Deliver the annual audited and half year unaudited consolidated IFRS accounts of Eurostar Group
  • Maintain Eurostar’s IFRS accounting policies and ensure compliance across the Group so that financial information is consistent and comparable.
  • Support the entity-level Accounting & Control Teams to deliver complete and accurate monthly accounting and reporting to SNCF (parent company) via BO Finance.
  • Deliver, monitor and improve financial controls across the Eurostar Group.
  • Deliver strong leadership to the Accounting & Control departments.

You'll need...

  • To be a Chartered Accountant (ICAS, ICAEW or equivalent) or have a Business School/University master’s degree in Finance
  • Experience in an accounting firm (preferably Big 4) in audit or audit and financial accounting advisory. (Industry experience in accounting consolidation, statutory reporting and/or technical accounting roles an advantage)
  • Expertise in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Accounting Standards particularly IFRS 9, 10, 15, 16 and IAS 12, 16, 19, 36, 37, 38.
  • Expertise in consolidation under IFRS
  • Experience in Audit engagement management
  • Experience with financial controls frameworks
  • Strong people management skills for leading and developing others effectively


  • Proficiency in the French language
  • Knowledge in SAP Financial Consolidation
  • Knowledge in IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards




  • Travel benefits for work and play
  • A great pension
  • Exclusive discounts and perks


If you feel like your skills and experience are relevant for the role, please don't hesitate to apply!

Eurostar is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.