Vacancy: Management/Financial Accountant
Salary: Competitive (plus study & benefits)
Vacancy Reference: 1639

Closing date: 22nd January 2017

Grand Central is an open-access train operator linking the North East and West Yorkshire with London. We are part of Arriva which has a diverse portfolio of train and bus operating companies in the UK and Europe.

Grand Central runs 18 trains per day and is one of the UK’s leading train operators per the industry-wide National Rail Passenger Survey. We have yet again topped Which Magazine’s customer survey with an overall score of 79%, the highest score achieved by a train company in the last five years.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Management/Financial Accountant to join our finance team in York.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will look after numerous finance administration tasks including the coordination of payroll and being the business liaison to the outsourced purchase ledger supplier. In addition to this you will take on a wide range of management accounting tasks such as preparing the period end accounts, producing reports and managing all KPIs. You will also have the opportunity to support the development of business cases and represent the company on divisional projects. The role is a genuine mixture of all aspects of management accounting and requires a willingness to take on a range of responsibilities.

You will be a part-qualified or AAT qualified accountant with advanced Excel skills. Experience with Oracle Financials is an advantage but some frontline experience in the finance department of an operating company is essential.

Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently to tightly defined deadlines with minimum support is a must. You will be capable of balancing a diverse workload and flexible to react to the business needs.

The role offers a competitive salary, study package and holiday entitlement, along with other benefits including optional health insurance; a defined contribution pension; and free travel on Grand Central and other Arriva UK rail services for staff and their family 

The role will involve occasional travel within the UK.

Interested applicants should complete an application form and send a covering letter and CV by email only to The full job specification is available by contacting HR on the same email.


Vacancy: HR Business Partner
Location: Head Office, Central York
Salary:  Competitive
Vacancy Reference: 1702

Closing date – 20th January 2017

Grand Central is part of the Arriva group and is one of the UK’s leading Train Operators, as recognised in the industry wide National Passenger Survey.  

We are looking for an HR Business partner to work closely with the Head of HR and team, supporting the management and implementation of people solutions aligned to the strategic objectives of the business. 

An important aspect of the role is to work with the wider Arriva group on its people agenda, which will involve UK travel.

The successful candidate will manage a small team and also support on day-to-day people issues, including:-

  • Advice & guidance to managers and employees on all people policies/matters
  • Recruitment
  • Organisational Change/Change Management
  • Employee Engagement & Wellbeing
  • Absence Management
  • Reward & Recognition
  • Trade Union relationships & employee relations
  • Provide business updates, make recommendations based on KPI and other data

This person will work with people at all levels to fulfil the short and long term ambitions of the business

The successful candidate must be a highly motivated and proactive individual, with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. They will be have excellent IT knowledge and be able to demonstrate a strong HR background with at least 2 years’ experience and a CIPD qualification (or working towards). 

For more details request an application and Job Description from 

If you are interested in this role please download one of our application forms from our website (please do not send CVs) and return to Recruitment at or post to – Recruitment, Grand Central Railway Company Limited, Northern House, Rougier Street, YORK, YO1 6HZ.

Please note that interviews will be held on Wednesday 1st February 2017.