What our clients are saying
Read what clients are saying as they adopt Accountests assessments into their selection processes and determining the skills and knowledge levels of accounting applicants before they make a job offer.
BDO Partner, NZ
The service offered by Accountests has been a game changer for our recruitment of professional staff. The ability to quickly assess the relevant technical skills of candidates has significantly improved our decision making process.
The design of the Part Qualified and Chartered Accountant tests is well thought out and delivers a great benchmark assessment. We have even applied the tests to existing staff to assess their skills progression as part of our internal performance review process.
Chris Roos, Partner, PKF Mack, West Perth, Australia
We have recently started using Accountest assessments along with other profiling products to support our recruitment process. 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, Staples Rodway, NZ
"I recently used Accountests as we were looking for a way to assess technical management accountant ability to supplement our interviews of shortlisted candidates. It helped inform our decision and would definitely use it again."
Amanda Michael, Faculty Finance Manager, Monash University, Melbourne
We used the management accountant test when reviewing two candidates during recruitment, the results of the test were very useful in understanding the comparative strengths of the two candidates. The reports were very clear and easy to understand.
James Bayly, CEO, Freedom Internet, Auckland, NZ
"Just some positive feedback, the Manager we got to sit the test achieved 69% - and they interviewed well so we will be making her an offer. We also used your ‘part qualified’ test for one of the intermediate/seniors we were looking at. This person interviewed very well, but we have been caught out by this in the past – so we thought the test was a good idea, they only achieved 14% - as a result of this, we have decided not to go ahead with an offer. As I mentioned in the past we have made offers but have consequently found the candidate to fall well short of what was expected technically. So this was $200 well spent."
Sudhir Lala, Director, the business advisory group, Auckland, NZ
"I first used Accountests products about a year ago and have seen first-hand a correlation between high performing candidates in the Chartered Accountant test being appraised as high performers in the workplace a year later.
The products are extremely user-friendly and cover all the basic fundamental areas of accounting that you would want to explore in making hiring decisions. Both the candidates sitting the tests, myself as the reviewer and my clients agreed that they hit the mark and make hiring decisions much easier.
They seem to have hit a niche in that they provide an extra level of due diligence for us and our clients that isn't currently available.
Steve's service to back this up is timely and informative and I can only highly recommend Accountests."
Adam Napper, Senior Talent Advisor, Consult Accounting & Finance Recruitment, Auckland, NZ
"The Public Sector Test was pivotal in validating our hiring decision. The reporting was clear and we were able to pick out the criteria of greatest interest to us"
Adele Henderson, Director of Corporate Services, Napier City Council
It’s just a bit more objective when employing staff than going by their interview skills alone.
I will definitely keep your contact details for the next hire I do. I will also recommend you to other accountants that I network with regularly.
Michelle Thompson, Chartered Accountant, Tax & Trust Professionals, Auckland, NZ
Arran Finlayson, CEO, The Back Office Co, Auckland, NZ
Accountests have provided us with another tool in our recruitment toolbox. The various on-line tests are easy to use for both the job applicant and those looking to recruit. The reports provided are detailed yet easy to read and give a better understanding of the applicants knowledge of accounting and skill level than our previous in-house testing. We now use these tests to assess all potential accounting staff as part of our recruitment process.
Diane Wilson, Business Manager, McIntyre Dick & Partners, Invercargill, NZ
We use Accountests to support our recruiting process. We find that the system provides us with an in depth report of the candidates skills which can be drilled down into measured basic, intermediate and advanced levels.
The system is simple to set up and easy to use. Reports are generated quickly to assist us in making a decision in selecting a suitable candidate at the right skill level for the role offered.
Elaine Jones, Business Manager, Cleland Hancox Ltd, Hamilton, NZ
“The online tests provided by Accountests are a valuable tool for assessing the skills of accounting and bookkeeping candidates. The ordering process is simple, the tests work well, the reports are timely and informative, and the support is great as well. Accountests is now an entrenched part of our Finance department recruiting process.”
Louise Ratcliffe, Finance Manager, Vensa Health, Auckland, NZ
I have recently used Accountests for a number of shortlisted candidates in accounting positions. The tests were easy to administer and I found the reports to be very clear and easy to interpret. Reports come in a great format to present to hiring managers and feedback from candidates has been that the test is challenging but functionally very simple to complete.
Michelle O'Conner, Branch Manager, Intepeople, Marlborough, NZ
Giles and Steve from Accountests presented at our ITPNZ Finance Managers Forum in November 2016. The presentation made it easy to understand the science behind both the benefits of testing competency, and the Accountests offering. The presentation is a very worthwhile addition to any meeting of those recruiting accountants, and generated a number of participant’s interests in improving their recruitment process.
Paul Wollaston, Director Finance & Corporate Services, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Bay of Plenty, NZ
Leanie Jones, Owner of Jones Business Solutions Ltd, Napier, NZ