Finance and Operations Assistant (Part-Time)


For over twenty-five years, The Leading Edge has worked with many leading brands to help them find their edge. By connecting brands with what matters most, illuminating new possibilities and providing a clear way forward, TLE has become a trusted Strategic Consultancy. 

With offices in Australia and the UK, we work on branding, innovation and customer experience assignments, both domestic and global, using a range of different consumer research approaches.

Known for loving the ‘tough’ problems, The Leading Edge is the partner many turn to in their need to get to better outcomes for their brands and businesses.


The Finance & Operations Assistant is key in supporting the Finance Manager to meet the financial obligations of the company, and to also support across HR and Talent administration as necessary. Relationship building is an essential part of the role, as you will be a key point of contact for general staff queries, internal and external suppliers and clients. Please note this role is two days per week currently.


The role will require invoices and staff expenses to be approved, coded and entered into our accounting system as well as processing the weekly payment run. Company credit card reconciliations will also need to be checked and as well as assisting in issuing sales invoices and intercompany recharges. Key to the role is credit control, so we can ensure we are managing our debtors which is vital to our weekly cash-flow report. 

Across the HR side of your role, you will support across joiner, leaver and review administration, whilst also being able to support on ad hoc project work as necessary.


  • 1-2 years experience working in a finance/ops function within the marketing or media arena is ideal
  • A recognised accounting qualification (or working towards one) is desirable but not essential
  • Impeccable attention to detail is a must
  • A desire to get involved across Finance and Operations within a business
  • Ideally you will possess intermediate to advanced Excel and Word skills
  • Prior experience working with an accounting package (e.g. Paprika or Sage) is also desirable


  • Be a motivated self-starter 
  • Be able to work under pressure, managing a busy workload speedily and accurately
  • Have strong organisational and filing skills 
  • Have great written and verbal communication skills 
  • Be willing to undertake a range of tasks and be able to follow through and resolve problems which may arise

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  • The edge is the difference
  • The hidden potential is what takes you from being good to being great
  • But unleashing it isn’t for the faint hearted
  • The world is shifting with every tick of the clock
  • We embrace the unknown
  • Because there’s no glory without guts
  • No possibility without passion
  • No magic without mayhem
  • So stir your curiosity
  • Unleash your potential
  • Together, we’ll embark on a mission to be better than yesterday

Our Values

  • Be Brave

    It takes courage and grit to unleash hidden potential. Driven by a desire to find the edge for our clients, we are fearless when it comes to the unknown.

  • Embrace Ingenuity

    Walk away from the crowd. Discard the rulebook. We define fresh approaches to research and craft innovative ways to unlock our clients’ potential.

  • Be Yourself

    Show your true colours. Reveal your beliefs. Share your instincts. Our passions and individuality make us magnetic.

  • Stay Curious

    We are explorers of the world, the mind and the heart. Our boundless passion drives us to find edges that are unexpected, unique and powerful.

  • Nurture Relationships

    We care about our clients and colleagues every step of the way, championing their journey to greatness. Our connections shape who we are.