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What red flags should non-executive directors always be alert to?
Richard Smith

23 September 2020

Spotting and recognising red flags at Board level is the primary role of a non-executive director. Knowing what to look out for needs to be at the forefront of every Board member’s mind. Read more here for the kinds of red flag that non-executive directors should keep in mind.

What is the role of a non-executive director, or what should it be?
Richard Smith

23 September 2020

Non-executive directors play a crucial role in challenging and holding the Board of an organisation to account. There is a specific role they should be playing and they need to be prepared. Boards also need to recognise what they should be getting from their non-executive directors. Read more here.

Risk and governance
Richard Smith

02 June 2020

The coronavirus has highlighted the importance of preparing your business for an emergency. Find out what we’ve learned from the pandemic about governance, and how to manage risk and fraud.

How to feel confident you're complying with the furlough scheme
Richard Smith

22 April 2020

The furlough scheme is designed as a relief for organisations, but it does bring some business risks. Make sure you stay on top of compliance and manage the potential risks to your business. Read more here.

Beware electronic infection: cybercriminals maximising on coronavirus
Sheila Pancholi

12 March 2020

Cybercriminals appear to be taking the opportunity to manipulate and scam people during this time of coronavirus uncertainty. Businesses must remain vigilant and take the appropriate steps to defend their businesses and staff.

Progress too slow to manage whistleblowing within middle market businesses, says RSM
Richard Smith

13 November 2019

Research by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM reveals that a quarter of middle market firms don’t have a formal process in place to handle whistleblowing. This compares to 33 per cent surveyed over two years ago, highlighting a rate of progress that RSM believes is too slow.

Governance ticking timebomb at Board level, survey reveals
Richard Smith

08 October 2019

An overwhelming 96 per cent of company Board members expect to see an increase in the number of criminal prosecutions of those senior executives and organisations implicated for poor risk management, yet only 21 per cent think corporate governance is critical to achieving success.

Managing international funding and development aid risk
Richard Smith

14 August 2019

Managing risk is a critical pillar of any multinational operation, and for international charities and NGOs, recent scandals have left the sector exposed to heightened scrutiny. With public trust at an all time low, it is critical for organisations to get this right.

81 per cent of middle market businesses vulnerable to money laundering and bribery
Richard Smith

20 April 2018

81 per cent of middle market firms consider themselves at risk of falling foul of anti-money laundering and anti-bribery legislation according to the latest YouGov survey, commissioned by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

Beyond the balance sheet
Richard Smith

08 April 2018

How much does your balance sheet really say about the value of your organisation? We set out the key areas you should think about. This is not an exhaustive list, but it will help you bring governance into focus and become a modern, well-led and accountable organisation.

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