I-9 Verification Is Changing: What You Need to Know

The temporary COVID-19 accommodations for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) created in March 2020 expire on July 31, 2023. As a result, employers who have been remotely inspecting the identity and employment authorization documents of employees who work remotely have up to 30 days to inspect these documents after the accommodation period ends physically.

Employers have until August 30, 2023, to physically inspect the original I-9 documents that were inspected remotely under the temporary policy. Exceptions include if a physical inspection was triggered earlier under the temporary accommodations.

Find out what you need to know about the changes to I-9 verification.

Information About the Temporary I-9 Verification Policy

Due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing requirements, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) let ICE provide temporary accommodations to remotely verify the identity and employment authorization documents of employees who were working remotely:

  • I-9 documents could be remotely verified through video, video link, fax, or email until the employee stopped working remotely or until July 31, 2023, whichever came sooner.
  • These accommodations end on July 31, 2023.
  • I-9 documents that were inspected remotely under the temporary policy must be inspected in person by August 30, 2023.

Alternative Procedures to Verify I-9 Documents in Person

DHS plans to develop a regulation that allows alternative procedures to verify I-9 documents:

  • An employer with employees working remotely can have an authorized representative complete the in-person verification of the identity and employment documents.
  • This verification must be consistently done in a non-discriminatory manner.
  • DHS will establish a regulation regarding these alternative procedures for I-9 verification.
  • A proposed regulation was published in August 2022.
  • The public comment period for the regulation closed on October 17, 2022.
  • DHS is reviewing the feedback and will publish a final regulation later in 2023.

Do the I-9 Verification Requirements Impact Your Accounting and Finance Team?

The temporary COVID-19 accommodations for Form I-9 that ICE issued in March 2020 expire on July 31, 2023. Employers who have been performing remote I-9 inspections have until August 30, 2023, to physically inspect the identity and employment authorization documents of employees who were hired to work remotely. DHS will provide a regulation in 2023 that lets employers have an authorized representative complete the in-person verification process for employees who continue to work remotely.

When you need to add qualified professionals to your team, turn to Casey Accounting & Finance Resources for assistance. Learn more today.

The Best Accounting & Finance Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Are you searching for ways to stay informed about the latest accounting and finance news, trends, and best practices? If so, choose among these accounting and finance podcasts.

Discover the best accounting and finance podcasts to listen to right now.

Count Me In

Count Me In is hosted by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Learn the latest perspectives on the accounting and finance field from experts and thought leaders.

AICPA Town Hall Series

AICPA Town Hall Series is hosted by Susan Coffey, CEO of Public Accounting for AICPA, and Erik Asgeirsson, President and CEO of CPA.com. Discover the latest news and updates in the accounting profession from leading subject matter experts.

Grow My Accounting Practice

Grow My Accounting Practice is for accountants and bookkeepers who want to expand their businesses. Learn sales, marketing, hiring, management, pricing, and other business skills needed to scale your company.

The Abundant Accountant

The Abundant Accountant shares tips to build accounting skills, increase revenue, and expand firms. Topics include networking, pricing, finding ideal clients, increasing cash flow, and setting boundaries with clients.

Building the Premier Accounting Firm

Building the Premier Accounting Firm helps accounting professionals confidently offer quality services and get paid what they are worth. Learn tips and tricks to apply accounting principles to build a successful business.

Accounting Marketing Doesn’t Suck

Accounting Marketing Doesn’t Suck is hosted by Hugh Duffy. Learn from successful accountants, CPAs, and other professionals how to grow a profitable business.

Where Accountants Go

Where Accountants Go is for accountants in all industries. Learn as accounting guests share their stories about career development.

Accounting Technology Fireside Chat

Accounting Technology Fireside Chat hosts Nick and Trevor have been working with technology for accountants for over 10 years. Gain insight into where technology is going and how accountants can use technology to increase efficiency.

Accounting Matters

Accounting Matters is hosted by Sarah Cage Richter and Adam Olden from Embark. They start with a new topic and definition in each episode, then highlight and discuss the key areas from evaluation to reporting.

Do You Need to Add to Your Accounting and Finance Team?

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The Association for Finance Professionals “Best of 2022” Research Reports & Guides

Wondering which topics treasury and finance professionals were most interested in throughout 2022? We have the research, guides, articles, training, podcasts, and conversations that were most actively sought from the Association for Finance Professionals (AFP).

Best of 2022 Lists for Treasury

Top Deep-Dive Research and Guides

Top Articles

Top Training

Top Podcast Episodes

Top Conversations on AFP Collaborate

Best of 2022 Lists for Financial Planning & Analysis

Top Deep-Dive Research and Guides

Top Articles

Top Training

Top Podcast Episodes

Top Conversations on AFP Collaborate

Looking to Expand Your Accounting & Finance Team?

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Staffing Firm Arlington Resources Named To Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For®

Rolling Meadows, Illinois and Pleasanton, Calif. – June 8, 2018 – Arlington Resources, Inc. (www.arlingtonresources.com), an industry leader in the recruitment of Human Resources Professionals for direct hire and contract replacements, announced today they have been named to “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” in the category of Small Business. Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can receive this accolade. Arlington Resources will be among the selected companies to be honored on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace.

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry, based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance; and the Best of the Best Small Business, Medium Business and Large Business. Winners are pooled by the size of their company. Employers with up to 100 employees are classified as Small Business; employers with 101-300 employees are classified as Medium Business; and employers with more than 301 employees are classified as Large Business.

Patricia Casey, president of the Arlington Resources division of the Cornerstone Staffing Solutions family of companies commented, “The management team at Arlington Resources has built a work culture where our employees care for each other and our community. It’s truly an honor to work with these talented men and women who are passionate, spirited and committed to Arlington’s guiding principles. Their responses to the survey support our approach to creating a loyal workplace environment where people love to work.”

Recognition on Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® validates Arlington Resources as a company whose best practices not only improve the work environment for its employees but also epitomize high levels of service excellence delivered to the employers and temporary workers Arlington Resources works with daily. The company has also been recognized for its commitment to improving their local community by encouraging employees to actively participate in activities throughout the neighborhoods they live and work in. Earlier this year, the agency received its fifth consecutive Inavero Best of Staffing® Talent Award as well as Inavero Best of Staffing® – Talent Satisfaction for its third consecutive year. The company received its second consecutive placement on Forbes America’s Best Recruiting Firms in 2018, and Arlington has been listed on the Inc. 5000 list five times.

About Arlington Resources, Inc.

Arlington Resources was founded in 1997 by Patricia Casey. The companies offer a “boutique style” approach to recruiting, talent selection and staffing of Human Resources, and Accounting and Finance Professionals to the greater Chicago area.  As a nationally accredited, best in class recruitment firm, the staff is well networked in the HR community, tenured and industry certified: Society of Human Resources Management, the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, the Society of Human Resources Professionals, the Northwest Human Resources Council, the Illinois Search and Staffing Association and the National Association of Personnel Services.  The company has been awarded Inavero’s Best of Staffing® acknowledgement for Client Satisfaction in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, as well as Best of Staffing® – Talent Satisfaction for 2016, 2017 and 2018.  The company has been named to Forbes America’s Best Recruiting Firms in 2017 and 2018. Arlington has also been listed on the Inc. 5000 list five times. Visit Arlington at www.arlingtonresources.com.

More About Cornerstone Staffing

Cornerstone Staffing Solutions is among the largest staffing firms in America and received Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Award in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Since 2003, Cornerstone has grown from a neighborhood staffing provider to a national firm that employs thousands of people at hundreds of companies from coast to coast. The Cornerstone family of companies also includes Dallas, Texas-based Rightstone (www.rightstone.com), and Chicago, Illinois-based Arlington Resources, Inc. (www.arlingtonresources.com) and Casey Accounting & Finance Resources (www.caseyresources.com). Providing candidate searching and job placement for administrative, industrial, technical, sales and transportation positions, Cornerstone truly is where talent and jobs meet. Visit Cornerstone at: http://www.cornerstone-staffing.com.

More About The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and Chicago, in addition to a national program. For more information, visit http://www.thebestandbrightest.com/.

Arlington/Casey Resources Named on Forbes 2017 Lists of America’s Best Recruitment Firms

Chicago-land staffing firm, Arlington Resources, ranked No. 120 on America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms

Rolling Meadows, Illinois (May 12, 2017) — Award-winning staffing firm Arlington Resources has been ranked No. 120 on Forbes 2017 list of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

Patricia Casey, Arlington Resources President and CEO, stated, “We are honored and proud to be recognized on Forbes 2017 list of Best Professional Recruitment Firms.  We are inspired to do our part in making the world a better place, and we continue to make a difference in the lives of our candidates and clients every day.  This recognition is very uplifting to our team as we continue to be dedicated to maximizing the potential of our greatest asset:  our employees.  By doing so, we are focused on delivering quality customer service and committed to recruiting an outstanding workforce for our clients.”


For the top lists of “America’s Best Recruiting Firms” Statista and Forbes divided the broad field of recruitment firms into two main categories:

Executive Search (specialized on permanent placement of executive positions with at least USD 100,000 income per year)

  • Professional Search (specialized on permanent placement of professional and specialist positions up to USD 100,000 income per year).

The top lists in these two categories are based on three online surveys among:

  • 18,000 external recruiters (peer review)
  • 3,000 candidates/employees (with experience with recruitment firms within the last three years)
  • 500 HR-managers (as clients of recruitment firms within the last three years)

The surveys took place between 6th December 2016 and the 7th February 2017 with invitations sent by e-mail including a personalized link. Each interviewee could name up to ten recruitment firms per category, either with the help of a long list with more than 4,000 recruitment firms (auto-fill option) or as a free nomination.

To learn more about the Forbes Lists of America’s Best Recruiting Firms 2017, click here.

To learn more about Arlington Resources, click here.

About Arlington Resources:

Arlington Resources specializes in the placement of Human Resources Professionals for direct placement, temporary services and human resources consulting.  Since 1997, Arlington Resources, Inc. has successfully partnered with companies of all sizes from start-up to Fortune 100.   With our specialization of filling Human Resources Jobs in Chicago IL, the Arlington Resources team has established relationships with the highest caliber of professionals in the field.

Arlington Resources will recruit and provide the HR staff you need today. As a trusted staffing firm, we reduce your time spent on recruiting, evaluating, screening and interviewing employees. Our staffing consultants provide innovative and creative solutions, so we can exceed our clients’ expectations to help achieve their talent management goals and objectives. All of our consultants abide by high ethical standards, and our goal is to provide exceptional value while easing your workload, saving you time and increasing profitability.

Media Contact:

Jake Joyce, Arlington Resources, Inc.



How Do you Use LinkedIn to Find Great Accounting & Finance Candidates

On the prowl for quality finance and accounting candidates for your business? If you are like most recruiters, you are tapped into social media on a regular basis. Recent studies have shown that nearly 90 percent of all recruiters look to social media networks like LinkedIn to produce high-quality candidates both passive and active. In other words, LinkedIn can be a gold mine for any hiring manager.

So what is the secret to finding the best finance and accounting employees using LinkedIn? In the following article we will talk about ways to make the best use of LinkedIn and the staffing agencies that have a strong presence on LinkedIn for finding outstanding finance and accounting candidates.

1. Set up a branded presence as an employer of choice

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to create an employer Web page and or the profile of your recruitment team on LinkedIn. You’ll want to make sure that it is well branded with a positive look and feel so that financial and accounting candidates will be interested in learning more about you.

2. Create a company page with the latest financial jobs

Once you have developed your brand as an employer of choice, it’s important to create a central company recruitment page that features the latest financial jobs at your company. You can do this within LinkedIn or you can set up a page on your main company website with links to your LinkedIn job postings. Enable candidates the ability to apply for jobs using LinkedIn recruitment tools.

3. Use the advanced search feature on LinkedIn

Just like many social media networks, LinkedIn has a special advanced search feature built right in. Use this to search for financial and accounting candidates who meet certain criteria that your company is looking for. For example, you may want accounting and financial candidates who have at least five years of experience in the industry. Type in the word ‘mid-level’ as you search for a candidate of this status.

4. Connect with the best financial candidates via groups

High-performance financial candidates will likely be participating in industry groups on LinkedIn. You can either create your own groups on LinkedIn or you can become a follower of the most popular LinkedIn financial and accounting groups. Connect with candidates by sharing valuable content, job leads, and in commenting on the content of other participants. You can also follow specific financial and accounting thought leaders and then connect with the people in their networks.

5. Join accounting and finance groups for a variety of benefits

LinkedIn has done a great job of creating groups to connect like-minded people. Those groups provide outlets to learn a number from industry thought leaders. With people sharing similar interests in one area, that’s an easy way to connect to potential job candidates – both active and passive jobseekers. On top of those connections, you also can learn about the current topics in the industry from people on a local, regional or national scale.

Remember, LinkedIn can be a powerful way to find the best financial and accounting candidates in the industry. Use common courtesy and respect the people who use LinkedIn for networking purposes. If you have questions about hiring financial and accounting candidates, be sure to contact our network of recruiters in this space.

Casey Accounting & Finance Resources, a winner of Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Award for the second consecutive year, can help your company meet all of its financial staffing needs. Contact our award-winning team today to get started!

Testimonials About Casey Resources

Casey Resources has won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Award for the second consecutive year. Check out testimonials from some of Casey’s clients below that show how easy and great it is to work with our team!

“Not only have I used Casey personally over the last 27 years in seeking accounting positions, I have used their services for recruiting employees for the past 16 years I have worked at my present employer as Controller.   Casey doesn’t waste our time with individuals who don’t fit our needs.  They understand our company and our needs, and do better than any other employment agency I’ve worked with in making sure that candidates they send our way are a good fit.” 

Controller, International Manufacturer


“I’ve maintained a professional relationship with Casey for many years.  Always helpful and ready to respond to our needs.  Recent Casey recruit is working out well in our organization”.

Director of Finance, Health Care Industry


“On very short notice, they found a person to work with us on a temporary assignment that was perfect for the role in terms of skill set and cost.  They didn’t waste my time presenting candidates that weren’t appropriate and they followed up regularly to make sure the person was doing a good job and we were satisfied”.

Chief Financial Officer, National Engineering Firm


“Casey has done a great job for us.  I especially appreciate Casey taking time to explain the market, characteristics of the pool of available candidates, etc. for the jobs we need to fill.  We have been challenged with staffing for long term temporary assignments and Casey has been honest and up-front with their advice and has been spot-on!  Casey also returns my calls and e-mails promptly which is much appreciated.”

Human Resources Manager, Manufacturing and Distribution, Americas

Featured Accounting Talent

Casey Resources, one of the top finance and recruiting agencies in Chicago, currently has several outstanding candidates.  Here is a sample of some of the top talent currently available.   Contact Casey Accounting & Finance Resources today and let us place the right accounting and finance worker with your company!


  • Areas of Expertise: Annette is a CPA with Strong SAP system experience.
  • Noteworthy: Expertise includes preparing financial statements, month-end close, consolidations. Excel skills include: pivot tables and v lookups.
  • Position of interest: Senior Accountant Role
  • Available for: Temporary, Temporary to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities.
  • Location: McHenry County, Lake County and Elgin/Schaumburg area


  • Areas of Expertise: Justin is a MBA with about 3 years experience
  • Noteworthy: Expertise includes financial consolidations of multiple entities, in-depth reporting and presenting financial information to executives, developing budgets and forecasts. Strong user of Cognos and Excel
  • Position of interest: Senior Financial Analyst Role
  • Available for: Direct Hire opportunities.
  • Location: Flexible


  • Areas of Expertise: Michelle has 5+ years of small manufacturing company experience as Accounting Manager.
  • Noteworthy: She has supervised multiple employees and been responsible for all accounting functions. Direct responsibility for US and Canadian operations. She has a BA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance. She is proficient in Navision, Great Plains, AS400 and JD Edwards.
  • Position of interest: Michelle is looking for Accounting Manager role.
  • Available for: Temporary, Temporary to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities.
  • Location: Hoffman Estates, IL area.


  • Areas of Expertise: Katherine is a financial executive with a background of planning and managing initiatives to improve finance, accounting and operational processes.
  • Noteworthy: Her extensive professional skills and experience include financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting, improving processes, procedure and productivity, managing expense budgets and capital expenditures, producing accurate financial statements and reports, coordinating sales tax reporting and reconciliation, negotiating contracts with vendors & suppliers, HR/payroll/taxes/employee benefits, minimizing financial risks & exposures, analyzing insurance coverage & premiums and controlling costs & boosting profits.
  • Position of interest: Accounting Manager, Controller or VP of Finance
  • Available for: Temporary, Temporary to Hire and Direct Hire opportunities.
  • Location: Chicago, IL area with ideal locations within the western and northwest suburbs


  • Areas of Expertise: This CPA Professional has 7 years within the manufacturing industry arena including 16 direct reports. He also possesses 5 years experience kicking off his career within public accounting. Nick’s core values are integrity, ability to make a difference, balance and ever learning. He is very service oriented.
  • Noteworthy: He has provided continuous internal controls to improve and develop his team of best practices and procedures. He has installed cross-training and developed the roadmap for his staff. While with a prior employer he was involved with standard cost for engines and while in public accounting he audited manufacturing operations verifying the standard costs. He has held full g/l, financial statement, budgeting, forecasting and modeling responsibility throughout his career. Nick considers himself a power user of SAP. He has also been involved with a system conversion from an IBM platform to PeopleSoft platform.
  • Position of interest: Controller
  • Available for: Direct Hire opportunities
  • Location: Schaumburg or Chicago IL Loop


  • Areas of Expertise: Mike has solid progressive career growth throughout his career.
  • Noteworthy: He was designated “Accounting Expert” for a Fortune 500 SAP Conversion. He established all Policies and Procedures in addition to building and training a team for a new Fortune 500 Accounting Department due to an acquisition. He managed the accounting and analysis for the a business segment with revenues over $2.4B. He streamlined the accounting close process as well as developed gross margin analysis model to quickly and accurately identify margin and pricing issues for that Fortune 500 Company.
  • Position of interest: Corporate Accounting Manager
  • Available for: Direct Hire opportunities
  • Location: Joliet, IL and along Route 88 corridor to Aurora

Interested in learning more?

Contact Casey Accounting & Finance Resources today and let us place the right accounting and finance worker with your company!



Referral Programs DO WORK!

We know!  We are actively seeking referrals for our positions.  For every referred candidate we place through the 1st quarter of 2015, we will provide a $100 referral bonus.  We realize our success comes for our candidates and clients!  Our Referral Program is a small way we can give back to those who help us succeed!  In addition to the referral bonus, for every candidate we place, we will make a donation to provide 216 meals through the organization “Feed My Starving Children”.

There is nothing more powerful in recruiting than having a candidate referred to you.  A candidate who is looking, but may be on more of a passive search, combined with an employee who is familiar with the skills and abilities this person can bring to your company is a superior way to have candidates surfaced for your job openings!  

Look at the advantages a Referral Program can bring to your organization:

  • Your employees become more engaged in the success of your company as they understand that attracting top talent is important to the success of the organization.
  • Although money may not be the key motivator, employees want an opportunity to help their friends.  Having a Referral Program gives these employees the ability to help others through this program.
  • By providing a template of job openings to your employees, they can easily share this information on their social networks.  Making it easy for the word to get out on social media outlets will ramp up the success of the Referral Program and surface more applicant referrals from your staff.
  • In addition, this is a quick way to get job opportunites out to colleges through your well networked employees sharing information with college friends.
  • An employee who refers a candidate, who is then hired, will have a vested interest in helping this person get acclimated and potentially mentor the new hire.  This helps the new employee get up to speed quickly in their new role.
  • Referral new hires typically have a better retention rate and often are a better culture fit.

Are you familiar with any candidates we can help?  Please forward them to us by sending their resume or profile along with your contact information to info@caseyresources.com.  We look forward to assisting these candidates in their job search!   Happy Holidays and Best Wishes to all in the New Year!

Featured Candidate: A/P, A/R Expert

We at Casey Accounting & Finance Resources pride ourselves on providing our clients with the best job candidates available in accounting and finance. Here is one of our featured candidates, an A/P and A/R expert based near Chicago, IL:

  • Vendor invoicing, coding, posting to GL, created batching, expense reports, vendor coordination, national accounts.  MS Dynamics AX vouching, TSS, Oracle. Customer cash application, Credit cards/PayPal reports. ACH wire transfers. Posting, processing of bills, vendor information. Matching of purchase orders with shipping/receiving documents. Extensive Excel skills, extensive software knowledge.
  • Available for:  Temp to hire or direct hire.
  • Location:  Chicago IL and near suburbs.

Like what you see? This is just one of the great candidates we have to offer. Contact Casey Accounting & Finance Resources today and let us place the right accounting and finance worker with your company!