On The Money Bookkeeping has been using Accountests for a year now to recruit qualified accountants internationally for servicing Australian bookkeeping clients. It's a tough test, but it sorts the wheat from the chaff very effectively. It's too expensive not to do testing. We have managed to recruit two excellent staff members in this time that have confirmed the value of this approach and we will continue doing so in the future.
Carmen Morris, On The Money Bookkeeping - Melbourne
Australian Bookkeeper Test
The Australian 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 Australia, with annually updated questions to reflect current Australian taxation rates and financial reporting requirements.
The test was designed in conjunction with the Australian Bookkeepers Network 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.
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."