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Non-CPA Public Accounting Test
Test for Hiring Non-CPA Accountants
The Non-CPA Public Accounting Test is designed for those working as accountants, but who are not CPA's. This would include those with a degree in accounting, those working towards CPA membership or those with no formal qualifications but whose work experience and job categorizes them as accountants.
This test assesses accounting knowledge and skills for roles in public accounting firms. Job roles could include Staff Accountant or Client Accounting Manager.
The test is country-specific to the USA, with annually updated questions to reflect current taxation law. If you're looking for a test focused on corporate or company roles take a look at our Non-CPA Corporate Accountant Test.
This test covers four core accounting activities:
- Financial Reporting
- Double Entry Accounting
- Taxation (Federal only)
- Business Advisory & Analysis
Gain insight into 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 similarly qualified accountants. You can also identify a candidate's performance in the activities most relevant to your vacant role.
Sample Candidate Test Report - Click Here
Example Non-CPA Accountant Test Questions - Click Here
- Time to complete: 30 minutes
- Number of questions: 40
- Question Levels: Basic = 13, Intermediate = 16, Advanced = 11
- Questions per topic: Double Entry Accounting = 8, Taxation = 12, Accounting = 8, Business Analysis & Advisory = 12
- 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. You can easily add to your Accountests purchase - Non-CPA Public Accounting test + Personality profile $475.
Use the 'Additional Testing Options' menu on the top right of this page to select the bundle you need. Links for all tests are delivered immediately to your inbox.
Not sure which test is right for your candidate? Find out with our Which Test Table here
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"
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"The candidates that do well in the test certainly seem to be our better performers."
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"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."
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