A bookkeeper is obviously an important employee.
More than almost any other person in an organization, bookkeeper selection and screening may affect a company's destiny for good or ill.
They will have access to details of your company’s financial and tax records. They will have access to bank accounts and bank statements. They may be granted signing authority for a number of your accounts. Due to these factors, you need to be able to guarantee that this individual is trustworthy and will operate in the utmost good faith.
A thorough initial criminal record background check is the primary building block in a company's risk management program. 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.
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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.