Can I find an accounting job with a felony?

I will be graduating this coming spring with a bachelor's degree in accounting. I was convicted with a felony assault charge in 2002. I was wondering if I will be able to find an accounting job when I can't pass a background check. Would changing my name make a difference? I've heard its illegal to run background checks with a social security number.

Asked By: shadema - 11/13/2007
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we have an accounting assistant here with a felony. try a small company. we don't run background checks, I'm sure there are more companies like ours.
Answered By: M G - 11/13/2007
Additional Answers (7)
Well most reputable places will not hire somebody to handle MONEY with a FELONY. Those two words never go together.
Answered By: ☆ღWifey Wifeyღ☆ - 11/13/2007
Most places will tell you if they are going to be doing a background check, if it is accounting and being in charge of their finances more than likely a background check will be done. I dont think that you will be hired with a felony, and changing your name wont help because you will still have your record as well as... More
Answered By: Carrie C - 11/13/2007
honestly i think you just wasted alot of time in college. i am a convicted felon of an assault charge from 2001. the only job i have been able to find and make good money is car sales. your only chance is expungement or getting it amended down to assault 4, which is a misdemeanor. due to most companys insurance... More
Answered By: sumthinlikea - 11/13/2007
im sure enron would of hired you
Answered By: Jerry H - 11/13/2007
OMGeezzzz-seems like everyone is doing background checks-even for a piss ass job making 7.50 an hour. Good luck to you cause I don't know how you are gonna get around that...
Answered By: louie - 11/13/2007
Depends on the company, but it sure won't help. You might also be limited in the certifications you can get... More
Answered By: Judy - 11/13/2007
with a felony, you won't be able to get a security clearance so you are banned from the govt and govt contractors. Try a momma and poppa shop down the street.
Answered By: Dr S - 11/13/2007
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