Payroll Manager

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Location Devon

Salary £30,000 - £40,000

Company Bray Leino

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A little about us…

The Mission Group is the parent company of Bray Leino. We are a collective of creative Agencies  led by entrepreneurs who encourage an independent spirit, we are the UK's 9th largest dedicated communications group. But we don’t just have roots in the UK, we work out of 31 places including Munich, San Francisco, Chicago, Vietnam, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. In total we employ over 1,000 specialist staff.

Our shared services team consists of Finance, IT and HR provide support across the 11 Agencies within in the Group.


About the role…

The Accounting Services Team is currently made up of 31 staff covering all aspects of finance, from day to day accounting to the preparation of group submissions and dealing with new acquisitions and their integration into the Group. The team provides finance services to twelve Mission subsidiaries across the UK as well as Mission itself. As the Payroll Manager you will have a team of three direct reports with responsibility of ten people in total. The main focus of this position will be Payroll, but one of your direct reports will be the Purchase Ledger Supervisor, who you will work in conjunction with to ensure the efficient running of the team and the work carried out.


Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Processing an accurate, timely & compliant monthly payroll for payment via BACS
  • Managing and resolving issues relating to payroll production
  • Producing and sending all relevant payroll data to HMRC on a monthly basis and at Year End
  • Ensuring the companies are compliant with Work Place Pensions legislation.  Producing information required for assessing employees’ eligibility and ensuring employees are informed of any changes to their status.
  • Ensuring the pension provider is informed of payments due and accurate payments are made
  • Providing detailed payroll information in excel format.
  • Ensuring payroll information and HR data matches
  • Liaising with the HR department for information on starters and leavers
  • Ensuring payroll data is stored in accordance with Data Protection regulation
  • Ensuring the company keeps up to date with changes in payroll legislation
  • Implementing payroll processes and procedures, to make sure we are running in a slick and time efficient manner.  
  • Develop effective working practices and relationships across the Group to ensure an efficient payroll and purchase ledger service
  • Work effectively as part of the Finance Team to ensure work is prioritised and completed to deadlines


This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a new challenge, who has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience of leading and inspiring a team. Ideally you will be CIPP (or equivalent) qualified with great organisational skills, experience of using Sage 50 and a working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word and Outlook).


This position is based in beautiful recently renovated offices in Filleigh, North Devon. You may be required to travel to other sites within the Group, so a driving licence would be beneficial.


And in return…

  • 25 days’ holiday, increasing to 29 after 2 years’ service (+ Bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Medical cash plan – including employee assist programme, contributions to dental, optical, physio etc.
  • Health and wellbeing programme
  • Regular staff social events
  • Company Christmas closure
  • Cycle to work scheme

Bray Leino team perks

25 days holiday rising after 2 years to

29 days

(plus Bank holidays)

Health Cash Plan

Claim back the costs of

dental, optical, physio treatments and more

Xmas break

Office closed between

Christmas and New Year

The basics

  • Company pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme

Rewarding loyalty

  • Enhanced employer pension contribution after one year's service
  • Outstanding training and progression

The extras

  • Health plan
  • Employee discount platform
  • Health and wellbeing programme

About the Filleigh, Devon office

  • A picturesque country house office set in a stunning six-acre estate 
  • Amazing spaces – have your lunch in The Roost or relax on the sun terrace 
  • Easy access to Barnstaple, the beautiful natural scenery of Exmoor National Park and some of the best beaches in the UK

How we hire

  • We keep things simple, so our recruitment process should be quick and pain-free
  • If we like your application, expect a call very soon
  • You may need to visit us a couple of times to ensure you meet everyone you need to
  • For some roles, we’ll likely ask you to show us your portfolio
  • We like it when people want to work with us, so even if your initial application is unsuccessful, we’ll be in touch if a better suited role comes up