Senior Cost Accountant

  • Job Reference: euro17
  • 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 exciting opportunity awaits you to become a member of the Finance team in the role of Senior Cost Accountant.


The Senior Cost Accountant is primarily responsible for delivering cost accounting and control processes and analysis to senior management. This support aims to efficiently achieve team and business objectives in a timely manner.

This position will be based in the vibrant and dynamic city of London, specifically in the prestigious area of King's Cross. As a tribute to the modern and forward-thinking work environment, the role offers a truly hybrid model where you will have the flexibility to work both remotely and from our state-of-the-art office space in London King's Cross. This unique blend of remote and office-based work will provide you with the perfect balance of autonomy and collaboration, enabling you to thrive in a diverse and inclusive work culture.

Internal Use Only

Based in London KP, Grade EIL E.


We are looking for someone to... 

  • Delivering and improving month end cost accounting and results for dedicated areas of cost accounting and control for Eurostar International Limited (EIL) and its’ subsidiaries
  • Delivering and improving interim and year end audit and reporting processes for dedicated areas of cost accounting and control for EIL and its’ subsidiaries
  • Delivering ad hoc projects for dedicated areas of cost accounting and control
  • Delivering strong people and soft skills to the Cost Accounting & Control team and wider Group Finance function for EIL and its’ subsidiaries


You'll need...

  • To be ICAS, ICAEW, CIMA (or equivalent) qualified;
  • Post qualified experience either delivering audit engagements preferably in a Big 4 firm and/or in industry in accounting and control roles
  • Expertise in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the UK Companies Act 2006.
  • Expertise delivering or operating in a Big 4 audit environment.
  • Expertise in cost accounting and control
  • Expertise in financial controls and process improvement within an accounting environment
  • Expertise in Oracle, SAP Business Objectives and Adaptive


  • Proficiency in the French language


  • 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