Sean Rodwell | Kreston Reeves

Position

Corporate Manager and Charity Specialist

Email

sean.rodwell@krestonreeves.com

Special interests

  • Charities and the Not for Profit sector

Qualifications

  • Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Specialisms

  • Accounts preparation for all businesses, charities and academies
  • Audit of companies, charities and academies

Further information

As a Senior Auditor at Kreston Reeves Sean spends most of his time working with charities, academies and private schools. Sean has a good understanding of how the not for profit sector operates and as part of the audit process he is often involved in attending Trustee board meetings to present the final audited accounts.

Whilst the majority of Sean’s time is spent working with entities in the not for profit sector he also audits and works with some large limited companies with multi-million pound turnovers in order to maintain an understanding of the corporate sector and how bigger companies are run. This experience is critical since there are often practices employed in large companies which could be utilised to benefit the charities he works with.

Sean has developed a profound knowledge of accounting software and its supporting systems from both preparing financial statements and auditing client systems in order to identify weaknesses and inefficiencies.

In order to perform this role and maintain his knowledge Sean regularly attends relevant courses and seminars. As well as attending seminars Sean also speaks at seminars that are put on by Kreston Reeves - most recently being a presentation on the new charity SORPs.

As a specialist in the charity department at Kreston Reeves, Sean is also involved in the advancement of this department, which includes writing regular charity articles for both our newsletters and our website. He is also actively involved in our social media campaign with a growing following on his corporate Twitter and LinkedIn profiles.

In March 15 Sean became a trustee for Cyclopark – a charity that operates Cyclopark on behalf of Kent County Council and its partners.

Personal interests

Following an injury whilst playing rugby which prevented Sean from playing competitive sport he began coaching junior football. This initially started by taking charge of the Year R Soccer School and subsequently taking on a team which involves training sessions every Saturday and regular matches on Sundays.

Sean has also volunteered in a number of large sporting events held by Medway Council. This has most recently involved the Under 21s Handball World Championship Qualifiers and the Wheelchair Rugby League Four Nations Tournament.

Sean is also a keen runner, having recently joined a local running club and has taken part in a number of road races in the last few years including the Brighton Marathon in 2014.

Sean is involved in the charitable efforts within Kreston Reeves and has helped to organise, and participated in, a number of fundraising events for our chosen charities. This has included cycling from London to Brighton, skydiving and organising a quiz for nearly 200 people.