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Accounting Firms-CPA's Employment Background Checks
Even more so than most other businesses, CPA'S and accounting firms often handle both business and personal clients funds and all other financial data.
Accounting firms and CPA'S need to be able to guarantee that every employee is trustworthy and will operate in the utmost good faith.
One step a firm can take to help mitigate the risk of hiring a bad employee hiring decision is to secure a thorough criminal record background check.
This should also include a check of Federal criminal records in all states where th applicant has lived for the past 7 years.
A thorough initial criminal record background check is the primary building block in a firm's risk management policy. Periodic re-screening can also give indicators of how a person's life may have changed.
The Two Most Important Elements Of An Employment Screening Program
A thorough criminal records background check that includes a check of State, County and Federal criminal records.
Our criminal record "Smart Search Plus®" will give you the peace of mind that you have done a diligent criminal records background check.
For an example of an applicant with a Federal criminal record but no state or county arrest record, Click Here.
This record would not have been found without a check of the separately maintained Federal criminal records systems which contains about 10 per cent of all arrest records.
The above-listed risks can be minimized by following a two-step employee screening process, consisting of (1) a criminal background check and (2) a periodic re-screening of employees. See this page on rolling or periodic background checks.