Sedulo Charity

Financial solutions to drive social change

Accountants, auditors and advisors for charities and not-for-profits.

National charity expertise,
local to you

We’ve brought together a team of experts based on their first-hand experience of the day-to-day and long-term financial management of charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Charities and not-for-profit organisations have always been a key part of our client base and we work with a wide range of organisations, from start-ups to National Governing Bodies and global campaigning charities to political parties. We work collaboratively with clients to offer a bespoke package of services across a holistic range of financial functions, and we are set apart by our specialist knowledge and understanding of the sector.

The charity sector is a rapidly changing landscape bound by significant regulatory and compliance requirements, which means it is easy to fall foul of these requirements with funders and regulators. We understand the balance between the complex and regulatory accounting needs of charities and individual organisations’ need to ensure sustainability, and the best possible outcome for beneficiaries.

Sustainable growth through accurate and transparent financial reporting

Having a clear picture of where you are financially facilitates sensible decision making and therefore growth at a rate that is right for you.

Equally, being able to communicate the strategic direction of your organisation from an informed financial position is essential to building long term relationships with existing and potential donors and investors. When you rely on donations from the public or grants from other organisations, financial clarity is not only operationally prudent but ethically essential.

Similarly independent auditing and examination are vital in reassuring external stakeholders and colleagues across your organisation that you welcome rigorous, objective scrutiny. Identifying how funds are being managed and directed towards your social purpose provides everyone with peace of mind that you’re protected against legal, ethical, and reputational challenge.

Our team keep on top of changes in legislation and Charities Commission guidance so you don’t have to. We can advise you on good governance and fulfil the company secretarial obligations that many charities and not-for-profits don’t have the resources to bring in-house. We offer a holistic range of services, giving us a unique perspective on your organisation and enabling us to identify the smartest financial solutions for you. With four offices nationwide, we pride ourselves on bringing national expertise to local relationships. The full list of services we provide are:

  • Financial management reporting
  • Statutory accounts preparation and reporting
  • Audit and independent examination
  • Grant audits
  • Company Secretarial services
  • Governance advisory and consultancy
  • Payroll
  • Tax advisory

Positive impact for communities, through people and business

This is our founding objective in 2009 and remains the same today, fourteen years and four national offices later. We understand what it is to be driven by social purpose, which is why we’re the ideal partner to provide the support you need to allow you to focus on the essential day to day running of your organisation. We are proud to share our clients’ ambitions to create positive social change and are fully committed to:

  • Inclusive working and diverse workplaces. We recognise the value that different perspectives and lived experiences bring to what we do and how we work with our clients.
  • Sustainable working and the goal of going Carbon Neutral by 2024.
  • Going further into communities and increasing our social impact through the official registration and launch of The Sedulo Foundation.

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Sedulo has provided an exemplary level of support for the Volunteer Cadet Corps (VCC) managing our financial accounts with a high degree of professionalism and subject matter expertise and supporting guidance. The accountant assigned to us (Zaki Shah) has given the VCC expert support and advice and completed our accounts very comprehensively.

He also supported us with rolling out new accountancy software and adopting a new chart of accounts. As one of the United Kingdom’s five national cadet organisations – and owned and sponsored by the Ministry of Defence – the VCC takes its financial and regulatory responsibilities with the utmost care which Sedulo has been instrumental in supporting”

Julian | Volunteer Cadet Corps

Sedulo have proved to be the ideal partner for our charity, expertly helping us to navigate the inscrutable complexities of charity accounting and reporting. Their team of specialists have made this journey for us even more seamless and easy than we could have hoped. Not least, they have consistently delivered their first-class counsel and support with a professionalism, consideration, responsiveness and diligence that is unmatched in my long experience.

CEO | Adult Literacy Trust

Full Fact has been growing and changing rapidly for ten years and one of the lessons I’ve learned is: always have one notch better finance support than you think you need.

Working with Sedulo gave us a strength in depth we can’t possibly have on our own and the benefit of the team’s wide experience of the charity sector.

As an organisation that holds others to account for accurate and transparent communication, it’s vital that we show the same integrity and attention to detail in our financial reporting and I appreciate being able to trust Sedulo to work with us on that.

CEO | Full Fact