London/ (FT) Senior Finance Assistant (Paid) / Employer

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About AEI

AEI is an independent music community, based in East London, that inspires and nurtures emerging talent. We provide artists, managers, entrepreneurs and other talented individuals with an infrastructure and environment in which they can grow.

AEI enjoys an influential presence across multi-platforms from live international events to digital media through to recorded music. Our brands include UKF, NCS, Drum&BassArena, TheSoundYouNeed, SubSoul and many more.


We are looking for a great Senior Finance Assistant to join our Finance Team!

Reporting to the Finance Manager, this role will be critical in ensuring the smooth financial operations of 5 entities, contributing to increased efficiency and accuracy. Whilst the position has no line management duties, the SFA will need to foster a great working relationship with our existing Finance Assistant. This role demands a well-rounded individual with a strong work ethic and a can-do attitude.

We’re on the look out for a willingness to collaborate, excellent communication skills, proactivity and a keen eye for process improvement. With support and training, the right candidate will be able to perform to a high standard and reach beyond their core responsibilities.

Our accounts are currently processed using Aqilla and Xero. Whilst previous experience of these packages or any of our platforms would be useful, it’s not essential, as we would expect to provide training for the right candidate.

Key Qualities:

The SFA will be able to operate seamlessly across various entities and be able to communicate effectively, with stakeholders at all levels within the organisation. They will have excellent numerical and administrative skills and be highly organised with their time. The ability to problem solve logically would see them in good stead.


This individual possesses great attention to detail and a genuine passion for numbers, They’ll also demonstrate enthusiasm for efficient operations and being able to input data accurately. Moreover, their alignment with AEI's core values reflects a shared commitment to the organisation's principles, fostering a cohesive and values-driven work environment.

Skills/ Knowledge/ Qualifications:

Proficient in the use of both Microsoft Excel and G-Suite
Prior experience of using Aqilla and/ or Xero would be beneficial
Minimum 5 years experience working in a similar Finance Assistant/ Bookkeeper/ Accounts Administrator role
Minimum education to A Level standard

Role outcomes:

The SFA will need to be proactive from the onset and quickly develop a working knowledge of the entities and data input processes involved. They’ll showcase a commitment to a rapid and thorough understanding of the operational landscape and a desire to contribute positively.

Reasonable Adjustments

At AEI Music Ltd, we want to make sure that everyone feels welcome and included during our recruitment process. If you have any special needs or requirements, please don't hesitate to let us know. We're happy to make reasonable adjustments to help make the process as accessible as possible.

For example, if you need the application form in a different format, require wheelchair access for the interview, or need more time to complete the interview tasks, just give us a shout and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

We believe that everyone should have an equal chance to show off their skills and personality during the recruitment process. So, don't be afraid to let us know how we can make things easier for you. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out and we'll do our best to help you out.

Company Benefits

Working in London-based office ‘Bankstock’ (w/ UKF, Drum&BassArena, SubSoul + more) and ‘The Halley’ in Haggerston, including studio access.
4 day week
Unlimited holiday (after probation period)
Private healthcare cover (after probation period)
Cycle To Work scheme
Pension scheme
Hybrid working (3 days in office to start with)

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