“I enjoy helping clients to identify the key business challenges they face and working with them to find cost effective solutions. Our broad based financial and operational experience enables us to provide valuable independent insight into a business that helps build future growth.”
Richard has over 25 years’ experience in providing audit and risk management services to businesses, ranging from listed companies through to small privately owned organisations and trusts. This experience has been gained from working in the large and smaller CA firm environment.
He currently leads the Accru Smith Chilcott specialist audit division who undertake a variety of audits for small and medium organisations operating across the business spectrum.
Through the audit process, he develops an in-depth understanding of his clients’ businesses and is known for providing valuable insight and advice on transactions and management information systems.
In addition to external assurance services, Richard has in-depth experience in internal auditing, fraud investigations and mitigation, strategic and operational risk management mitigation assessment. His operational experience includes both financial and non-financial systems.
Richard maintains a keen focus on achieving his client goals and objectives. As a business owner outside the firm, he understands the drivers for success and what it takes to succeed. He is a strong believer that audit excellence is only achieved by understanding the specific needs of a business and the environment they operate in.
Richard loves spending time with family and friends, and enjoys travelling to new and different places. He has an avid interest in watching and playing sport, particularly golf where there is always a challenge.
- External Audit and Assurance
- Financial and Operational Internal Audit
- Business Process Improvement
- Risk Management Mitigation Assessment
- Fraud Investigations and Fraud Risk Minimisation
Professional qualifications and memberships
- Chartered Accountant, Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
- Institute of Internal Auditors New Zealand
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Associate)