"I am a very experienced Bookkeeper and the Accountests Bookkeeper Test is exactly what I have been looking for to test potential contractors."
Leanie Jones, Owner of Jones Business Solutions
The Bookkeeper/Assistant Accountant Test is designed for people who are working at a level below an accountant, but whose job includes bookkeeping functions using current cloud or desktop accounting packages. The test assesses knowledge of processing financial information, double entry accounting, ability to produce accurate month end accounts and the ability to interpret and 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.
Job titles this test is applicable for would include Bookkeeper, Assistant Accountant or Office Manager.
This is a country-specific test for the USA with annually updated questions to reflect current USA taxation rules. Tax questions relate to generic Sales Tax and basic Federal Tax issues. State taxes are not covered.
The test was designed in conjunction with the International Association of Bookkeepers members. Are you a member? Go to their website to collect your 20% member benefit discount when purchasing this test.
This test covers four core bookkeeping activities:
- Processing & Journals
- Accounting Concepts
- Business Support
- Sales Tax & 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.
- Time to complete: 30 minutes
- Number of questions: 40
- Question Levels: Level 1 = 12, Level 2 = 17, Level 3 = 11
- Questions per topic: Processing & Journals = 14, Taxation & Payroll = 11, Accounting Concepts = 6, Business Support = 9
When your candidate has completed the test you can use this Interpretation Video to help understand more about their test report.
What our clients are saying
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