"We've put our whole team through the APPQ process and it's fascinating at the individual level - and super helpful at the management level to see how the team fits together overall. We can see where we're strong and also what we need to look for in recruitment to fill in some gaps in the team profile. It also works well for the team to see everyone's natural style and strengths - we can adapt to that. Traditionally we would hire accountants based on their tested technical competence, without considering how they would fit into a team based on their personal profile. The APPQ system helps us hire new people in a way that balances our team."
Louis de Bievre, Chief Problem Solver - Beany, NZ
APPQ - Personality Profile for Accountants
Why Use Personality Questionnaires When Recruiting?
Valid and reliable personality assessments quickly uncover the soft skills associated with success in accounting and bookkeeping roles.
Accountant Personality Profile Questionnaire (APPQ)
Developed by us in 2021, the APPQ is the first accountant-specific personality questionnaire in the world.
Focusing on the behaviours and traits associated with success in a changing world of accounting first identified by the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) in their landmark 2016 study and founded on the Big-5 model of personality, APPQ provides a rapid and reliable assessment of whether your candidate is likely to add value to your organisation.
- Specific focus on Accounting Ethics, Relationships, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Handling Change & Stress Tolerance
- Suitable for Accountants, Bookkeepers, Managers and Admin/Support Staff
- Online assessment, with instant reporting
- 20 minutes to complete
- Interview questions to address areas of concern
- Personal/professional development plans to get new staff effective quicker
- Reports readily interpreted by you, with online support when needed
- Each test purchased allows you to test one candidate
Test Your Team!
If you want to understand the profile of all or part of your team check out our APPQ Teams page.
Watch a 2 Minute Video giving an introduction to APPQ
When your candidate has completed the test you can use these Interpretation Videos to help understand more about their test report.
What our clients are saying
"The service offered by Accountests has been a game changer for our recruitment of professional staff. The ability to quickly assess the relevant technical skills of candidates has significantly improved our decision making process."
"The abilities being shown by the recruited candidate correlates with the outcome of their test, and they are progressing and delivering to expectations"
"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."
"This thorough testing process allows us to choose the very best. Given the cost involved in a mis-hire, taking the time to determine whether a candidate has the required technical skill set to do the job we are advertising for is critical"
"The tool was great and formed a good part of the pre-employment process for us."