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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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Tesco scandal spawns flurry of supplier audits

Companies such as Unilever, Coca-Cola and Proctor & Gamble reviewing supply chain practices, it is understood | 29 Oct 2014

A patchwork quilt of the UK

A patchwork approach to UK devolution

The prime minister has fired the starting gun on negotiations to devolve powers to countries and regions. Phil Thornton looks at what this could mean for businesses | 27 Oct 2014

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Rangers CFO and CEO quit as club confirms Mike Ashley loan

News of the pair's departure comes as the club confirmed it has agreed a £2m interest-free loan deal with Mike Ashley | 27 Oct 2014

FD Roundtable: Must expenses be expensive?

Financial Director and Concur roundtable highlights challenges of gaining visibility and control over travel and entertainment expenses | 24 Oct 2014

Tech: Ignoring an increasingly complex world is not an option

Making things simple has been a hallmark of our past, but it won’t do for the future | 24 Oct 2014

Freestone to step down as Pearson CFO

Robin Freestone is to step down as CFO of Pearson after ten years with he education and publishing company | 24 Oct 2014

Guest column: Gaining an R&D advantage

How developing your R&D can make all the difference in gaining a competitive edge | 24 Oct 2014

Interview: Hadlow College FD Mark Lumsdon-Taylor

Hadlow College FD Mark Lumsdon-Taylor has managed to turn the organisation around – and has done so with such success that it has made its first acquisition | 23 Oct 2014

MPs blast KPMG over failings at Co-op Bank

KPMG, the FSA and Co-op Bank leadership criticised for role in 'sorry tale' of failing to discover accounting black hole sooner | 23 Oct 2014

UK government among most "SME-friendly" globally

UK has one of the most SME-friendly governments, accounting institutes find | 22 Oct 2014

The hidden costs of lease settlements

Upon vacating business premises at lease expiry settlement of the dilapidations claim commonly leaves a significant dent in the balance sheet | 22 Oct 2014

Shire loses finance chief to Severn Trent

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

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

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

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