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"Finding the right candidate for the right position is hard enough in today’s market. Accountests helped us evaluate the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses to make sure they have the skills required for the job. Having them take a timed assessment also helped us get an idea of how well they work under pressure."
Tiffany R., Firm Administrator - Michael & Company, CPA

“Your organization is fantastic. I will continue to use your tests for future potential team members.”
Asif Vadaria, CPA - President Profiter CPA Group - Oak Brook, IL

CPA Firm Accountant Test


CPA Firm Accountant Test

The CPA Firm Test is designed for candidates active licensed CPA's or a member of an equivalent professional body. 

This test assesses accounting knowledge and skills for roles in CPA firms (manager level and below).   

This test is specific to the USA with annually updated questions to reflect current taxation legislation and financial reporting requirements.

If you're interested in a more industry / commerce related test have a look at the CPA (Corporate) Test or the Management Accounting Test. Also see the Non-CPA Public Accounting Test for roles requiring a lower level of technical skills.

This test covers five core accounting activities:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Reporting (US GAAP)
  • Taxation (Federal)
  • Business Advisory & Analysis
  • Business Growth & Forecasting

Gain insight into a candidate's skills and knowledge in each of these five activities and identify performance in the activities most relevant to the vacant role, as well as a comparative overall score and performance against a norm group of other licensed CPA's. 

Sample Candidate Report - Click Here

Example CPA Firm Accountant Test Questions - Click Here

  • Time to complete: 30 minutes
  • Number of questions: 40
  • Question Levels: Basic = 14, Intermediate = 15, Advanced = 11
  • Questions per topic: Accounting = 10, Financial Reporting = 6, Taxation = 10, Business Advisory & Analysis = 7, Business Growth & Forecasting = 7
  • Each test purchased allows you to test one candidate

When your candidate has completed the test you can use this Interpretation Video to help understand more about their test report.

Want to know more about your candidate?  Have a look at our Personality Profile.  You can easily add to your Accountests purchase - CPA Firm test + Personality profile $475.

Use the 'Additional Testing Options' menu on the top right of this page to select the bundle you need.  All tests are delivered immediately to your inbox. 

Not sure which test is right for your candidate? Find out with our Which Test Table here

What our clients are saying

Here's what some of Accountests clients tell us

"The abilities being shown by the recruited candidate correlates with the outcome of their test, and they are progressing and delivering to expectations"



"The Accountest was an extremely useful tool which assisted in our recruitment decision. The person we engaged is at the standard we expected and is in-line with the skill rating in the test results"

Karen Abery

Practice Manager, Ingham Mora

"We now use these tests to assess all potential accounting staff as part of our recruitment process."

Dianne Wilson

Business Manager, McIntyre Dick

"The candidates that do well in the test certainly seem to be our better performers."

Arran Findlayson

CEO, The Back Office Co

"We have found that Accountests gives us the opportunity to understand our candidates accounting ability, which no other product has done until now. It also gives us the opportunity to base further questions for the candidate around what we can see their ability is and enable us to make an informed decision."

Sharlene Bryant

Director, Baker Tilly

"The tool was great and formed a good part of the pre-employment process for us."

Danielle Dwyer

HR Manager, Flavorite Marketing

"Hiring professionals and vetting them is one of the most challenging and subjective areas of running a business. Accountests allowed us to gauge a candidates skills so that we made more informed decision which saved us both time and money."

Ilona Brunner, CPA, MBA

Founder, Brunner Accounting Group

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