About Richard

I joined SRLV as a Partner from a top ten firm in 2013. With over 25 years of audit, financial reporting and corporate advisory experience, I have a diverse portfolio of entrepreneurial clients, including larger and high-profile private companies and international groups.

My particular expertise is in business and corporate advisory, audit and assurance, and technical financial reporting services for clients operating within the media and entertainment, high-end retail, premium hospitality and property sectors, amongst many others.

I am one of the firm’s Responsible Individuals and Key Audit Partners and jointly oversee the day-to-day running of the audit team, which offers a people-first, partner-led approach that far surpasses just compliance; with an integrated structure that allows the team to work seamlessly with the wider firm. We combine the right people with the right skills to enable us to service our clients effectively and efficiently, utilising our collective experience and knowledge and using appropriate tools and methodologies.

Our approach to audit is robust and challenging. Through our audit and assurance work, we provide a quality audit that is specific and unique to each client, which provides awareness and promotes objectivity and is as a result of constructive challenge, thereby enhancing stakeholder trust in those governing the business.

Whilst we ensure that all our client’s compliance is completed to the highest standard, we are also more widely involved, working alongside their existing finance team or acting as their in-house function. Whether it’s managing a specific issue on their behalf, solving a problem, streamlining a process or identifying a financial opportunity, our Corporate team is always thinking about how we can put clients in the strongest position. Although our clients make all the decisions, we’re there to support them through their strategic planning process and thinking, as well as being available as a sounding board.

Operating within a multi-disciplinary practice means that clients have a breadth of expertise to draw upon at any time, no matter what query they may have. Like many of the partners here, having come from a larger firm background, I have a wealth of corporate experience across our clients’ industries which ensures that I can be both proactive and pre-emptive throughout the life of my clients’ businesses. Understanding our clients’ businesses and building strong relationships is vital, and supporting their success is very rewarding.

I have a wealth of corporate experience across our clients’ industries, which ensures I can be proactive and pre-emptive, offering trusted, strategic input throughout the life of their businesses.

Richard Gilbert | Partner