I've been talking with a company since late August for a role. After several rounds of interviews I accepted a verbal offer. Last Wednesday I was anticipating one by Friday, which I called the recruiter up and he told me that they are waiting on a CFO sign off who is out of the country and I should hear back something Monday.
I didn't receive anything Monday so I contacted the recruiter today and got a quick response back apologizing to me for the delay. He emailed this
"We are working through a couple obstacles internally to acquire the financial and managerial approval we need. I’m hoping this will complete very soon."
I'm not sure if they are giving me the runaround or if they are being as transparent as possible. Many roles are being posted as they are hiring. I also saw my role amongst others reposted on LI. Not sure if all of this should raise concern or if these roadblocks are standard in certain organizations.
Should this raise suspicion on my end that I may not get a formal offer, another candidate is in the background, or these delays are quite standard? Thank you.