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CPA Public Practice Accountant Test
The CPA Public Practice Test is designed for candidates who are CPA qualified members or a member of an equivalent professional body.
This test assesses accounting knowledge and skills for roles in Public Practice 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 Part Qualified (Public Practice) Accountant Test for roles requiring a lower level of technical skills.
This test covers five core accounting activities:
- Financial Reporting (US GAAP)
- Taxation (Federal)
- Business Advisory & Analysis
- Business Growth & 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: Accounting = 10, Financial Reporting = 6, Taxation = 10, Business Advisory & Analysis = 7, Business Growth & Forecasting = 7
When your candidate has completed the test you can use this Interpretation Video to help understand more about their test report.
- CA Public Practice test + Personality profile $505
- CA Public Practice test + Ability (Critical Reasoning) test $380
- CA Public Practice test + Personality test + Critical Reasoning test $685
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