Should a job candidate’s credit history be a factor in hiring decisions? A sizable percentage of respondents in an informal poll of Columbus Business First readers indicates a “yes” vote. I speculate that the accounting profession would weigh in with an even higher number.
One school of thought as it relates to jobs within the accounting profession is that the person – CPA or not – is immersed in the financial industry and that they must hold a reasonable degree of financial common sense. Even if that person is not in a position of advising clients on financial matters, many accounting firm partners say that the exercise uncovers potential red flags in revealing how responsible that person may or may not be.