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Richard Crump, Deputy Editor, Financial Director

Richard joined Financial Director in August 2010 from Reactions, a reinsurance magazine.

You can read his reflections on the undulations of the economy and business world at our blog, Extraordinary Items.

Articles by Richard Crump

Financial Reporting Council

FRC facing “considerable” budget pressure

FRC to increase levies on account preparers to tackle budget pressures from rise in audit inspections | 24 Apr 2014

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EY picks up London Stock Exchange audit from PwC

London Stock Exchange switches auditor for first time since listing in 2001 | 24 Apr 2014

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Interview: FRC chief executive Stephen Haddrill

The boss of the FRC on how the watchdog is promoting high-quality reporting and governance in order to foster investment | 24 Apr 2014

Transfer pricing: a necessary evil?

Transfer pricing has received a great deal of bad press recently, but it is a useful tool for international businesses, says Lucas Bastin | 23 Apr 2014

A current account concern

Britain’s ballooning balance of payments deficit – grounds for concern? | 23 Apr 2014

FD Breakfast Briefing: Empowering modern finance

This briefing will outline how modern CFOs can adopt emerging technologies to develop new capabilities and transform the role of finance | 22 Apr 2014

Cable cracks down on opaque company ownership structures

Company owners forced out into the open under government plans to tackle "the darker side of capitalism" | 22 Apr 2014

Cyber security: the weakest link in M&A transactions

Regular audits of cyber security and the security of potential acquisition partners should be at the very heart of the M&A due diligence process | 22 Apr 2014

What’s ahead for Apple’s new CFO, Luca Maestri

Apple’s new CFO will have to deal with the tech giant's massive cash reserves, as well as building a strong finance team in the first 100 days | 22 Apr 2014

SMEs struggling despite economic recovery

Limited access to funding, the risk of over-trading and increased competition dragging down SMEs | 22 Apr 2014

EU Parliament adopts non-financial reporting rules

Large companies must disclose a host of non-financial information in their annual reports | 17 Apr 2014

FRC to expose companies that fail to report accurate information

Companies will be forced to admit to FRC inquiries, under reporting watchdog proposals | 16 Apr 2014

Long road ahead as IASB remedies governance concerns

The international accounting standards setter has a battle to stave of pressure over IFRS, and its own governance | 14 Apr 2014

Cairn Energy faces fresh upheaval as CFO steps down

Cairn Energy CFO Jann Brown and deputy CEO Mike Watts stepping down for "long term succession planning" | 11 Apr 2014

Hornby issues profit warning from unexpected foreign exchange hit

Model railway maker warns of foreign exchange hit related to last year's supply chain problems | 09 Apr 2014

Listings on AIM hit pre-recession levels

Initial public offerings on AIM raise £2.2bn in last year, UHY Hacker Young finds | 08 Apr 2014

Tesco turmoil deepens as embattled FD departs

Laurie McIlwee resigns as Tesco FD amid speculation of rift with chief executive and investor unrest | 07 Apr 2014

Credit Suisse executive joins RBS as CFO

RBS appoints Credit Suisse exec that advised the Treasury on bank bailout as its next CFO | 04 Apr 2014

Audit reforms passed in European parliament

European politicians pass reforms to force listed companies to tender their audit contracts every ten years | 03 Apr 2014

UK enters two-speed jobs market

Competition for skilled finance professionals has increased over the last year | 03 Apr 2014

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