Anne Jagger

By: Anne Jagger | October 06, 2016

Achieving reliable financial reports and regulatory compliance. Navigating risks. Streamlining operations. Promoting stakeholder confidence. The benefits of a high quality internal audit are limitless especially when you secure yours from a firm with deep industry experience, exposure to hundreds of organizations, dedicated professionals, bench strength, and proven methodologies.

Whether you’re looking to establish an internal audit function, attain or maintain compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (SOX 404) or government contracts, mitigate your risk of fraud, or gain an overall assessment of your internal controls, you can count on Moss Adams for reliable and timely business solutions.

We’ve helped organizations nationwide and across i...

By: Anne Jagger | October 05, 2016

For privately held companies, succession planning is central to the longevity of your business. Whether you plan to sell your company (or otherwise transfer ownership) now or in 20 years, having a plan in place helps you in many ways: Among other things, it can inform lenders who seek assurance of business continuity, provide incentives to key members of management, and structure a future transaction so that the business can fund your retirement without sapping its cash flow.

Yet despite these benefits, many business owners put off planning for succession. After all, there are pressing day-to-day business challenges they feel they need to address. This is understandable, but the absence of a succession plan can put your business at risk.

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By: Anne Jagger | October 04, 2016

Our core business is to help people lead safe and rich lives in Japan and beyond. We are proud that our services, in and of themselves, contribute directly to significant social development.

Many projects in which we have engaged have produced benefits in the form of local security and development. The photos below depict an example from the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. To address the threat of sea level rise, we constructed seawalls as part of an official development assistance project. When the Indian Ocean Tsunami occurred in December 2004, these seawalls shielded the islands from the deadly waves. As a result, there was no deaths in the Maldives. The local residents were very grateful, saying that Japan had defended their islands.

By: Anne Jagger | October 03, 2016

Here at Haws we are frequently asked if there are any periodic maintenance tips that we can offer for installed products. All Emergency Equipment is required to be activated weekly by ANSI. Purging the standing water out of the lines reduces buildup of stagnate water and helps remove rust from pipes in galvanized units.

In addition, purging helps guarantee that the water supply has not been inadvertently turned off, that there are not any missing or broken parts and most importantly that the units are working properly. Eyewash maintenance is especially important. In most units there is a SP509 inline screen strainer between the eyewash valve and bowl that must be periodically cleaned. The strainer cap must be removed by a 3/8” hex wrench and...

By: Anne Jagger | October 01, 2016

I have been in the recruiting industry in Tokyo since graduating business-school at the end of the '80s. Growing up in Chicago in the '60s and high-school there in the '70s, the thought of moving to California and graduating from U.C. San Diego (Economics) would have seemed a dream. Leaving for London with a duffle-bag on graduation-day and never coming back certainly would have seemed the things of fantasy, but if one follows their heart good things can happen. Thus it was I arrived, in due-course, in Japan in 1985. The opportunities and dignity of the place have kept me here ever since.

The opportunity to help professional (people to whom career is vitally important) find a path to a better life via proactive career building is, in my opi...

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