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Accepted the job... now the background check

December 17th, 2010 at 12:01 am

I went to the interview at the other firm but it just wasn't what I would be interested in. They are promoting their admin person internally to be a Staff Accountant so they changed their needs from wanting an Accountant to wanting someone to start in Admin & work their way up.

But it was a nice interview, no false pretenses and at the very least I made a good impression with the CPA so in the event I run into him in the future, I'll have left a positive impression.

When I got home, I immediately called the other company letting them know I was accepting their job offer.

It was a busy day. Talked to my supervisor, the CFO, and registered the kids for childcare. The plan is I'll drop the kids off and DH will pick them up. This way if I need to stay late for work, I can.

I hope this all works out and it's a positive move. I'd be lying if I said I didn't have any anxiety about whether this will work out or not. But I have to stay positive. Most importantly, I have DH's support in this.

Looks like I start January 10th and in the meantime there is the background check.

Honestly, the only thing I'm concerned about is - my credit card. I still owe $7K on it, and we have the other two houses with one HELOC. We have great credit... but our debt is high so I'm sure it may make them ask why I have 2 homes, a HELOC, and a $7K CC bill.

Either way, I'm hoping everything goes well with the background check. What would usually prevent someone from getting the job in the background check process?

6 Responses to “Accepted the job... now the background check”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    That's great!

    Glad the other firm was up front. My boss just told us they were hiring a "CPA candidate" for admin help this season. Offering a job, anyway. I think optimistically they think she can help out in many capacities, but I know the reality is that everyone will be too busy to give the time of day to her. She'll be a receptionist, plain and simple. Anyway, said they were talking to AccountTemp type places about admin help. Seemed odd to me! Maybe it's the way of the economy. Can't say I would take an admin job unless the market was really dry (wouldn't help with the experience anyway, as a new grad!)

  2. creditcardfree Says:


    I would guess a criminal background would be a primary reason not to hire someone for a financial position. When I worked at a mutual fund company, they did a background check and finger printed us, too. I'm sure you will be fine.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I don't think a $7K credit card is considered to be very high. I wouldn't worry about it.

  4. Joanne Says:

    Congratulations..... that sounds great , hope you love your new job.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Good for you for taking the job! Congratulations!!

  6. Homebody Says:

    That is such good news! Background checks are looking for craziness in your background. My daughters have been through them. I'm sure you will pass with flying colors!

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