"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
CPA Skills Test
The CPA Test is designed for accountant candidates who are qualified members of their relevant professional body, such as CPA or ACCA.
This test assesses accounting knowledge and skills especially for roles in industry or commerce such as Company Accountant or Financial Controller.
This test covers four core accounting activities:
- Financial Reporting (US GAAP but also IFRS)
- Core Accounting
- Business Advisory & Analysis
- Budgeting & Forecasting
Recruiting managers gain insight into a candidate's skills and knowledge in each of these four 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 qualified accountants.
- Time to complete: 30 minutes
- Number of questions: 40
- Question Levels: Basic = 14, Intermediate = 15, Advanced = 11
- Questions per topic: Financial Reporting = 8, Core Accounting = 8, Advisory & Analysis = 12, Budgetary & Forecasting = 12
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
"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"
"We now use these tests to assess all potential accounting staff as part of our recruitment process."
"The candidates that do well in the test certainly seem to be our better performers."
"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."
"The tool was great and formed a good part of the pre-employment process for us."
"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."