ACCOUNTING FIRMS STRATEGIES
|Report Elements||Level I: Clerical and Admin. Positions||Level II: Entry-level Accountant Positions||Level III: Supervisory Positions||Level IV: Senior-Level Positions||Level V: Manager Positions||Level VI: Partner and Principal Positions|
|Address History and Social Security Number Trace||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Education Verification (highest degree/enrollment, post high-school)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Professional License/Certificate/Membership Verification||✓||✓||✓|
|Employment Verification (3 employers)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Consumer Credit Report (as permitted by state law; credentialing required)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Fictitious Business Name Statements||✓|
|Civil Litigation Records||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Criminal Felony Records||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Criminal Misdemeanor Records||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|National Criminal Database Records||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|(Supplemental to court searches)|
|Federal Court – Civil Records||✓||✓|
|Federal Court – Criminal Records||✓||✓|
|Tax Lien Records – Federal, State and County||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Judgment Records – Debtor||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|UCC Tax Lien and Judgment Records||✓|
|Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Disciplinary Records||✓||✓|
|Federal Securities and Self-Regulatory Organization (SEC, FINRA, CFTC & NFA) Registration and Violation Records||✓|
|State Department of Securities Violation Records||✓|
|State Insurance Regulators||✓|
|Regulators of Banks, Savings Associations and Credit Unions (federal and local)||✓|
|United States Postal Service False Representation Orders||✓|
|Federal Excluded Parties Index||✓|
|International Fraud and Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) Database; includes records from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)||As Applicable|
Fees are based on record searches of one subject in one jurisdiction and a seven or 10-year scope.
“Jurisdiction” refers to a geographical area, such as a county or federal district, within which a legal body/court
Industry-Specific Regulatory Authority Records
Additional Professional License/Certificate/Membership Verification
International Education Verification
International Professional License/Certificate Verification
Listed Reference Interview
Additional Jurisdiction Searches
Civil Litigation Records
Criminal Felony Records
Criminal Misdemeanor Records
Federal Court – Civil Records
Federal Court – Criminal Records
Bankruptcy, Tax Lien, Judgment Records
Searches of names other than those provided by the subject or appearing on a driver’s license or state identification card will incur additional charges that will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
A surcharge is applied for subjects with residential and/or employment jurisdictions in the state of New York, which mandates that criminal searches be conducted on a statewide basis through the Office of Court Administration.
Search strategies may be customized to attain client objectives, and will be priced on a case-by-case basis.
International strategies are available; fees are based on country/region.
Levels I – V: seven years, one jurisdiction.
Level VI: 10 years, unless a particular state or local law limits the reporting period to seven years.
Standard turnaround time:
Level I: three business days;
Levels II – IV: five business days;
Levels V-VI: eight business days.
Expedited turnaround time:
25-percent surcharge of total fee.
Level I: two business days;
Levels II – IV: three business days;
Levels V-VI: five business days.
Notification of significant negative findings is provided immediately upon identification with the subject.
SCHERZER INTERNATIONAL REPORTS ARE CONDUCTED IN ADHERENCE WITH APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.