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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

Michael Brierley

Year ahead Q&A: Mike Brierley, CFO, Metro Bank

In the second of a series of CFO interviews, Mike Brierley, CFO of Metro Bank, outlines the key challenges he will be grappling with in 2015 | 27 Nov 2014

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One code to rule them all: ICAEW calls for new approach to business behaviour

There needs to be a set of high-level, fundamental principles to promote a good culture of corporate governance | 27 Nov 2014

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IIRC launches integrated reporting tech initiative

The International Integrated Reporting Council joins forces with technology companies to support adoption of integrated reporting | 27 Nov 2014

FTSE 100 CFO turnover reaches post financial crisis peak

FTSE 100 CFOs are changing jobs more frequently than at any stage since the beginning of the financial crisis | 26 Nov 2014

Computers and the internet surpass inventions of the past

Has a single invention since 1970 has been worth a dime? The short answer is ‘yes’ | 26 Nov 2014

Off Balance: Twitter CFO accidentally tweets M&A plans

Twitter CFO Anthony Noto appears to accidentally tweet acquisition plans in DM fail | 25 Nov 2014

Year ahead Q&A: Mark Evans, CFO, O2

In the first of a series of CFO interviews, Mark Evans, CFO of O2, outlines the key challenges he will be grappling with in 2015 | 24 Nov 2014

Employment Appeal Tribunal alters holiday costs for employers

Employers will need to make provisions for increased costs in light of holiday pay ruling, writes John Harding | 24 Nov 2014

The Secret FD on keeping it in the family

In a family business, how is it possible to perform the FD role properly and still remain on side with the family? | 24 Nov 2014

Fighting BEPS: more is needed

eing challenged for adopting aggressive tax planning is well deserved; being challenged for keeping abreast of business trends is simply unacceptable | 18 Nov 2014

European mid-caps hungry for Asia growth

China is now becoming more cash-management friendly for FDs of European middle market companies, opening up more opportunities | 18 Nov 2014

Marks & Spencer goes shopping for John Lewis CFO

Highly-rated John Lewis group finance director Helen Weir defects to rival Marks & Spencer in lead up to crucial trading period | 18 Nov 2014

FRC consults on new interim reporting requirements

FRC to scrap half-yearly financial reports and preliminary announcements in favour of new requirements based on international rules around interim reporting | 12 Nov 2014

Diageo ends 17-year audit relationship with KPMG

PwC replaces KPMG as auditors of FTSE 100 drinks manufacturor Diageo | 11 Nov 2014

Cameron's posturing putting the UK economy at risk

David Cameron is refusing to admit the unpopular truth that both immigration and the EU have provided big benefits to the UK | 11 Nov 2014

Surplus leases - Outsource them to the experts

With an LLT organisations can transfer all of their surplus leases to a third party who takes over responsibility for all surplus lease obligations | 05 Nov 2014

CFO departs as Rolls-Royce announces job cuts

Mark Morris steps down as CFO amid financial turbulence at world's second-largest maker of jet engines | 05 Nov 2014

Holiday pay must include overtime

The employment appeal tribunal (EAT) has ruled that overtime should be included in holiday pay. | 04 Nov 2014

A new attraction to employee share plans

Rules changes have the potential to make employee share plans attractive to more private companies. Robert Postlethwaite explains the main changes | 04 Nov 2014

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

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