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Management Accountant Test
Management Accountant Test
Avoid a bad hire by checking the technical knowledge of the Management Accountant or Controller before you hire. The Management Accountant Test is designed to assess candidates whose position will include providing management accounting support to their employer. The test assumes a level of skill and competency that would normally be held by an accountant who is a member of their professional body e.g. CPA, CIMA or similar. However the test can also be applicable to Non-CPA accountants with significant work experience in management accounting.
Job titles which are likely to fit well with this test would include Finance Manager, Management Accountant, Group Accountant, Controller, General Ledger Accountant, Company Accountant.
The test covers four core management accounting activities:
- Budgeting and Forecasting – budgeting and cash flow preparation and reporting including variances
- Organization Financial Health – analysis of management reports including ratios
- Decision Support - using analysis and accounting knowledge to assist an organization to make operating decisions
- Capital Budgeting & Capital Projects – analysis to support decisions on capital projects
Gain insight into a candidate's skills and knowledge in each of these four activities, as well as a comparative overall score and performance against a norm group of other management accountants. You can also identify a candidate's performance in the activities most relevant to your vacant role.
- Time to complete = 30 minutes
- Number of Questions = 40
- Question Levels – Basic = 12, Intermediate = 16, Advanced = 12
- Questions per topic – Budgeting / Forecasting = 10, Financial Health Analysis = 10, Decision Support = 10, Capital Projects = 10
- 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.
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