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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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Shire loses finance chief to Severn Trent

UK drugmaker Shire to lose interim CFO to Severn Trent early next year | 20 Oct 2014

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Speedy Hire stabilises finance on board

Rental business appoints chair with CFO experience, while FC oversees finance function following FD's departure | 16 Oct 2014

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Unilever picks up sustainable finance award

Organisations that embed sustainability with support from their finance teams recognised at ICAEW event | 15 Oct 2014

Six FTSE 350 companies fail to meet FRC reporting standards

Ten UK company reports, including six from the FTSE 350, determined to have fallen short of FRC requirements | 14 Oct 2014

Dreaming of surpluses: IFRIC’s pension dilemma

In an era where UK pension fund deficits continue to be massive and pervasive, IFRIC is pondering whether there actually is such a thing as a pensions surplus, finds Anthony Harrington | 06 Oct 2014

Leader: Reporting watchdog needs sharper teeth

The FRC must be granted powers to compel companies to give it access to internal documents, rather than the voluntary basis that currently exists | 06 Oct 2014

When predictions aren’t cutting it: the golden rules of financial forecasting

Instead of trying to help managers perfectly predict the future, FP&A teams should focus on the most common causes of bad forecasting and seek to improve them | 03 Oct 2014

Accounting watchdog criticised over lack of SME representation

FRC lacks SME representation on its board and councils, ICAEW council member claims | 03 Oct 2014

FRC reaches compromise rather than consensus over going concern

The certainty investors are looking for may still elude them under revised going concern guidance | 03 Oct 2014

Business Finance Awards 2015

Financial Director is delighted to launch the Business Finance Awards 2015 | 02 Oct 2014

Wetherspoon finance chief joins Greene King as CFO

Kirk Davis joins Greene King from FTSE 250 pub chain JD Wetherspoon | 02 Oct 2014

Implications from Scotland's ‘No' stretch far beyond the UK

With uncertainty over Scotland's future removed, the Bank of England can think more clearly about the timing of the first policy tightening | 01 Oct 2014

The Secret FD: The FD futurist

The Secret FD has doubts about the role of the CFO as a chief future officer | 29 Sep 2014

Formula One group Williams appoints new CFO

Vodafone Group Enterprise FD joins Williams Grand Prix Holdings as CFO | 29 Sep 2014

Longevity swaps set to flourish in wake of BT deal

Following BT’s record-breaking deal, longevity swaps are set to flourish as money markets show keen interest, by Anthony Harrington | 25 Sep 2014

Micro-reporting gets smaller

A less onerous reporting standard regime looks set to benefit small entities, says Chris Warmall | 25 Sep 2014

SAP acquires GlobalExpense-owner Concur for $7.3bn

Deal for business expense management software provider sees SAP attempt to strengthen its position in the cloud | 25 Sep 2014

Thousands of jobs go at Phones 4U, PwC confirms

PwC confirms job losses at Phones 4U following 'limited interest' in remaining stores | 24 Sep 2014

Country Profile: Big in Japan

Japan is clearly beset by problems but it remains an attractive export destination, writes Gavin Hinks | 24 Sep 2014

Automation has made certain professions an endangered species

The list of professions that have been automated or redistributed out of existence is growing fast | 24 Sep 2014

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