About ESP

Elite Sports Properties (ESP) is a world leader in talent management and sports marketing, with an impressive track record.

We do everything from managing sport and media talent to the development and activation of integrated marketing and media campaigns, events and merchandising programs.
ESP has proven to be the very best at what we do with strong partnerships with some of the world’s most popular brands, sporting organisations and prominent sport and media personalities.


To be number One in the world in Talent Management, Sports Marketing and Activation within our chosen sports.


With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and London, ESP enjoys close relationships with both Australian and International major sporting organisations and corporations. Our local knowledge and contacts within these markets puts ESP in an ideal position to maximise our client’s strategies and achieve their key objectives.

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Our Board

Craig Kelly

A co-founder of ESP, Craig enjoyed a successful AFL career at the Collingwood Football Club from 1989 – 1996, playing 123 games including the 1990 premiership.
Craig has worked in various sales and marketing roles including working for the marketing department of the Collingwood Football Club. With over 25 years in the AFL business he is often asked to talk and consult about AFL and sports

Rob Woodhouse (BBus MBA)

A co-founder of ESP, Rob Woodhouse is primarily responsible for its strategic growth and vision. Rob competed at the highest level in swimming, winning a bronze medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and competing for Australia for ten years.

Scott Davidson (BSc Hon)

Scott is a co-founder of ESP and is responsible for consumer products and licensing within the company. He played a role in the original intellectual property forums that led to the establishment of the AFL collective bargaining agreements.

Susan Harper (BA, LLB)

Susan has more than ten years experience within the sports and entertainment industry. Her work has centred on the management of intellectual property; the operational components of major events, and overseeing the legal and financial structuring of commercial arrangements.

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Job - Financial Accountant

TLA-ESP’s core values represent the strong beliefs and behaviours of all our people. They describe the way in which all talent (TLA-ESP staff) behave and interact with others, which in turn creates our unique culture.

The TLA-ESP Way – To have a balanced approach to work and life while embodying the following four values:
• Respect – For talent, clients, community and each other
• Excellence – Elite in everything we do
• Accountability – Committed to deliver the best outcomes
• Passion – A spirited approach to everything we do


OUTLINE: Based in the TLA-ESP Melbourne office the key purpose of the role is to deliver accurate and timely monthly financial reports including all associated financial accounting processes and tasks.

• Deliver the statutory and financial reporting requirements of TLA-ESP and its subsidiary entities.
• Manage the monthly financial reporting process to meet global TLA timelines
• Ensure the accurate, consistent and timely input of data into the accounting system

• Prepare monthly financial and management reports to satisfy TLA-ESP and TLA global purposes
• Reconcile all balance sheet accounts monthly
• Coordinate annual statutory accounts and income tax returns with external tax accountants
• Assist with the annual TLA-ESP audit
• Reconcile all bank accounts daily
• Prepare and lodge BAS/PAYG returns monthly
• Prepare and lodge annual FBT return
• Assist with annual budgeting and forecasting
• Prepare updated cash flow forecast quarterly
• Maintain fixed asset and depreciation register monthly
• Review and authorize monthly staff payroll
• Review annual payroll tax and work cover returns
• Manage the monthly recurring sales invoice process
• Assist with accounts payable data entry as required
• Manage weekly supplier payments
• Manage weekly debtor reporting with all staff
• Ad hoc reporting requirements including assisting with TLA-ESP managed Talent accounting queries
• Oversee the efficient filing of all financial records in preparation for the annual audit

Reports to: Chief Accountant
Internal Liaison: All TLA-ESP staff and business unit managers and TLA Worldwide COO and CFO
External Liaison: External Tax Accountants and auditors, Australian Taxation Office, AFL Clubs and National/State Cricket Bodies, TLA-ESP Banking partner, Accounting software support team

Education and Training
• Undergraduate degree in accounting and commerce
• 2+ years’ experience in a financial accounting role
• Qualified CA or CPA or currently undertaking these studies is desired
• Proficient in Microsoft Office – in particular Excel

• Knowledge and interest in the sports industry
• Experience with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains
• Experience and/or interest with taxation matters that you wish to develop
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Excellent organizational skills and time management.
• Ability to work within deadlines and under pressure
• Proven strong work ethic and can do attitude

• Deliver the month end financial reporting within the agreed TLA deadlines
• Ensure all statutory obligations are lodged and paid by applicable due dates
• Prepare a 12 month cash flow forecast quarterly
• +60 day TLA-ESP debtors to be less than 20% of overall debtors at the end of June and December each year
• Assist the Chief Accountant to ensure the annual budget is finalised by the agreed TLA deadline

Financial Year
The TLA-ESP financial year is January 1st to December 31st in line with the TLA global business. The successful candidate will be required to work throughout January and February each year.



ESP has a fantastic internship program that gives participants experience across a range of areas including sports marketing, events, sponsorships and public relations.
Our program is currently full, please feel free to send through your resume contactus@elitesports.com.au so that we can keep it on file.
We will contact you should a position become available.