This is a true story.
One Chinese accountant in my area was hired by a company a few years ago. His salary boosted to $75--- this is a gigantic number for accountants. Last, that company was down and he was threw into the job market. He has been idled at home for about 7 months. It is very hard for him to get a new job. Some people suggest he lower his salary requirement to $50K, but it does not work. Here is the reason. Whoever is going to hire him, his backgraound needs to be investigated. In another word, this guy cannot hide his history. Once the employer found that he earned as much as $75K, he is counted as "overqualified".
Because an accountant touches a lot of sensitive corporate information,
the investigation of their background is very strict.