Leanie Jones, Owner of Jones Business Solutions Ltd, Napier, NZ
"It’s a good test from our perspective. The candidates that do well in the test certainly seem to be our better performers"
Arran Finlayson, CEO, The Back Office Co, Auckland, NZ
"If we had we recruited without using Accountests in the selection process, we would have potentially made a very costly mistake.
The test our candidates sat provided peace of mind at a very affordable price. I was impressed with the fast turnaround of results and follow up service available."
Nerissa Wells, Office Manager, Torque Auto Services, Taranaki, NZ
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I will definitely keep your contact details for the next hire I do. I will also recommend you to other accountants that I network with regularly."
Michelle Thompson, Chartered Accountant, Tax & Trust Professionals, Auckland, NZ
New Zealand Bookkeeper Test
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 accounting package. 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 Office Manager, Assistant Accountant or Bookkeeper.
This is a country-specific test for New Zealand, with annually updated questions to reflect current New Zealand taxation rates and financial reporting requirements.
Designed in conjunction with the Institute of Certified NZ 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
- Taxation & 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: Basic = 12, Intermediate = 16, Advanced = 12
- Questions per topic: Processing & Journals = 12, Taxation & Payroll = 16, Accounting Concepts = 6, Business Support = 6
When your candidate has completed the test you can use this Interpretation Video to help understand more about their test report.