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Bookkeeper Test


Bookkeeper Hiring Test

The Bookkeeper Test is designed for those hiring in to bookkeeping roles, including full charge bookkeepers, using current cloud or desktop accounting software. The test assesses knowledge of processing financial information, double entry accounting, ability to produce accurate monthly financials and the ability to interpret financial information to add value to the business owner.

Different competency levels assessed within the test determine the range of abilities and value the candidate can add to the business owner.

Level 1 Bookkeeper - can process information accurately but without accounting understanding

Level 2 Bookkeeper - can complete all functions to monthly close including journals, but might not see issues which need further investigation - average Full Charge Bookkeeper

Level 3 Bookkeeper - Level 2 competency but with additional interpretation, analysis, proper presentation and value add capability - highly experienced Full Charge Bookkeeper

Job titles this test is applicable for could include Bookkeeper or Office Manager.

Tax questions relate to generic Sales Tax and issues bookkeepers deal with, but not relating to preparation of tax returns.

The test was designed in conjunction with the Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers members.

This test covers four core bookkeeping activities:

  • Processing & Journals
  • Accounting Concepts
  • Business Support
  • Tax Related Issues & Payroll

Hiring managers gain insight into candidate's skills and knowledge levels in each of these four activities, as well as an assessment of their competency level in each activity. You will also be able to identify a candidate's performance in the activities most relevant to the vacant role.

Bookkeeper Sample Report

Example Bookkeeper Test Questions - Click Here 

  • Time to complete: 40 minutes
  • Number of questions: 40
  • Question Levels: Level 1 = 11, Level 2 = 18, Level 3 = 11
  • Questions per topic: Processing & Journals = 17, Taxation & Payroll = 8, Accounting Concepts = 6, Business Support = 9
  • 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 option.  You can easily add to your Accountests purchase - Bookkeeper test + Personality profile is $410.

Use the 'Additional Testing Options' menu on the top right of this page to select the bundle you need.    

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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

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Kelli Cox, CPA, CEPA, CEO

CGC Accountants & Advisors, CA, USA

"The test helped to validate his experience in a way that we couldn’t otherwise assess him since he’s 3000 miles away and we aren’t familiar with the firms where he worked. Your test gets an A+ from our firm!"

Daryl Petrick, CPA, Partner

Bowman & Company LLP - CA, USA

"For candidates where that extra level of surety around technical knowledge is required, Accountests provides our clients with the peace of mind they need."

Jim Prince, CEO

Accountingfly, FL

"Accountests is a vital tool for improving hiring. By having systematized testing, we can have more confidence in the technical capabilities of our hires. Highly recommend! We use the tests for all of our new hires."

Jeremey Ekhert, CPA, CMA, MBA, Partner

Trail CPA, Peoria, AZ

"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

Brunner Accounting Group, Glendale CA,

"I am glad to have tried the test and it provided a quick way to measure a candidate."

Russell Munz, CEO & Founder

Community Financials, Sarasota, FL

"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, Fresno, CA

"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

"I highly recommend Accountests to any firm looking to improve its hiring process. This resource has been an invaluable asset to our practice for discernment in hiring candidates. The tests provided by the website give us information that we cannot gather from an interview or a resume alone. It is a missing piece of the hiring process that has saved our firm thousands of dollars by preventing a mis-hire."

Stephanie Anderson EA, CTP

Tax Prose, Inc., CA, USA

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