Press Release - James Tucker Hire


Hauser Jones & Sas Announces Addition of Compliance Expert

BELLEVUE, Wash., September 5, 2017 – Hauser Jones & Sas, a full-service Certified Public Accounting and business consulting firm, announced the addition of James Tucker as Senior Compliance Consultant, further filling out its team of compliance experts.

Tucker is joining the Hauser Jones & Sas team at an opportune time. CUNA recently reported, "The costs that credit unions bear as a result of regulation, even when conservatively measured, are very high, and have increased substantially since the financial crisis and Great Recession.” And according to NAFCU, “Credit unions have seen the average number of full-time employees devoted to compliance work increase at least 75% since the passage of Dodd-Frank in 2010.” And, according to American Banker, "The tougher compliance environment has not only multiplied the various regulations that financial institutions must follow, but has also made it necessary for banks to think about compliance in an entirely different way. Those that throw out the old playbook and adapt to this new reality may enjoy a distinct competitive advantage.”

Tucker, a well-respected compliance expert, has been working in the financial industry for a quarter century. Tucker is excited to join the forward-thinking team at Hauser Jones & Sas, where his focus will be on accelerating the compliance programs with particular emphasis on loan compliance and TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) requirements and other loan laws and regulations.
"It's no secret that compliance is more important – and complex – than ever," said Ellen Sas, Managing Partner, Hauser Jones & Sas. "With Tucker and other key leaders in place, we're better equipped to continually improve our offering to our banking clients so they can feel confident in their compliance."

Tucker joins Hauser Jones & Sas from Compliance Services, Inc (CSI) where he was a consultant on the loan compliance team for the past five years. Prior to CSI, was an Assistant Vice President at Key Bank and while there, he also served as a branch manager involved in consumer and business development, loan growth, bank investments and ensuring compliance with all banking laws and regulations. A graduate of the ABA’s National Compliance School, Tucker is excited to join the team at Hauser Jones & Sas, because he knows his expertise will make a difference for the banks they work with across the Pacific Northwest.

About Hauser Jones & Sas Hauser Jones & Sas is a full service Certified Public Accounting and business consulting firm with offices in King and Pierce County, Washington. Bank accounting, auditing, compliance and consulting is a specialty of Hauser Jones & Sas. For 35 years and counting, we have helped financial institutions of all sizes to be successful while helping the people who manage and oversee those institutions. Hauser Jones & Sas currently serves more than 50 credit unions and banks in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Northern California and are equipped to manage banks with assets up to $5 billion.

Ellen Sas
(425) 889-1778

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