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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

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KPMG increases lead as most prolific stock market auditor

KPMG increases lead as the most prolific auditor of stock market companies, while PwC remains most dominant FTSE 100 auditor | 02 Sep 2014

Bank of England

FLS lending to small businesses shrinks

Lending to SMEs via government Funding for Lending scheme contracts, Bank of England figures show | 29 Aug 2014

Fleet cars

Best in cars: A fleet that is fit for purpose

When selecting a fleet business need and the requirement that vehicles on the policy are ‘fit for purpose’over-rides everything else, writes Ashley Martin | 28 Aug 2014

REL Working Capital Survey 2014

Businesses are benefiting from an increased focus on working capital, but sustaining improvement remains a challenge, reports Richard Crump | 28 Aug 2014

Ex-BBC CFO Zarin Patel resurfaces at Grass Roots

Zarin Patel, the BBC's longest-serving CFO, joins Grass Roots in the same role | 26 Aug 2014

Big Yellow secures refinancing package

Self storage business Big Yellow Group refinances with Lloyds, HSBC and M&G Investments | 22 Aug 2014

Interview: Guardian Media Group CFO Darren Singer

Losses keep racking up at the Guardian, but, explains CFO Darren Singer, the publisher is on course to become a sustainable, global business | 21 Aug 2014

The Secret FD's moral dilemma over pre-pack administrations

Pre-pack administrations raise questions of morality and integrity for finance directors | 21 Aug 2014

Is the Commonwealth good for British business?

Most research finds that being a former British colony has, at best, a neutral effect on economic growth | 14 Aug 2014

Admiral promotes Geraint Jones to CFO

Owner of confused.com names new CFO as Kevin Chidwick focuses on role as CEO of Admiral's US insurance business | 13 Aug 2014

Former Autonomy FD accuses HP of cover-up

Former Autonomy FD Sushovan Hussain hits back at claims he is a 'fraudster' and accuses HP of 'corrupt' cover-up | 13 Aug 2014

Rupert Soames hires Aggreko lieutenant as Serco CFO

Angus Cockburn leaves Aggreko to join former boss at scandal-hit outsourcing group | 12 Aug 2014

Accounting rule change could wipe £25bn off UK companies

Changes to how companies account for surpluses in their pension schemes could knock £25bn off FTSE 350 balance sheets | 12 Aug 2014

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

Judgement will play a key part in implementing new financial instruments standards, finds Richard Crump | 11 Aug 2014

IASB scraps dual lease accounting model

IASB reverts to single model for lease expenses, scrapping the dual approach agreed with US counterpart FASB last year | 11 Aug 2014

FatFace CFO departs following IPO u-turn

Helen Cowing leaves retailer to 'pursue career opportunities elsewhere' months after planned flotation shelved | 07 Aug 2014

Babcock promotes financial controller to CFO

Babcock International Group financial controller replaces FD, who leaves to | 30 Jul 2014

Off Balance: Tesco's case of the 'invisible' CFO

Tesco's newly appointed CFO has mysteriously disappeared | 29 Jul 2014

Profit warnings reach three-year high

Profit warnings reach highest first half total since 2011, EY finds | 29 Jul 2014

CFO departure casts shadow over Pace profits

Pace CFO Roddy Murray announced immediate departure as company delivers better-than-expected profits | 29 Jul 2014

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