"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 design of the Part Qualified and Chartered Accountant tests is well thought out and delivers a great benchmark assessment. We have even applied the tests to existing staff to assess their skills progression as part of our internal performance review process."
Chris Roos, Partner - PKF Mack, West Perth, Australia
Chartered Accountant / CPA (Public Practice) Test
The CA / CPA Accountant (Public Practice) Test
The Australian Chartered Accountant Test is designed for candidates who are Chartered Accountant (CA) or CPA qualified members of their relevant professional body, such as CAANZ, CPA Australia, ACCA or similar overseas professional accounting organisations.
This test assesses accounting knowledge and skills for roles in Public Practice Chartered Accounting or CPA firms (manager level and below).
This test is country specific to Australia, with annually updated questions to reflect current taxation rates and financial reporting requirements.
If you're interested in a more industry / commerce related test have a look at the Chartered Accountant / CPA Corporate Test or the Management Accounting Test. Also see the Part Qualified (Public Practice) Accountant Test for roles requiring a lower level of technical skills.
This test covers four core accounting activities:
- Financial Reporting
- Core Accounting
- Business Analysis & Advisory
Recruiting managers gain insight into a candidate's skills and knowledge in each of these four activities and identify performance in the activities most relevant to the vacant role, as well as a comparative overall score and performance against a norm group of other qualified accountants.
- Time to complete: 30 minutes
- Number of questions: 40
- Question Levels: Basic = 13, Intermediate = 17, Advanced = 10
- Questions per topic: Financial Reporting = 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 options. You can easily add to your Accountests purchase - CA / CPA Public Practice test + Personality profile $475.
Use the 'Additional Testing Options' menu on the top right of this page to select the bundle you need. All tests are delivered immediately to your inbox.
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What our clients are saying
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"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 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."
"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."
"The tool was great and formed a good part of the pre-employment process for us."
"The testing gives me a lot of confidence I can choose the correct candidate."
"The candidate we hired, is doing a fantastic job in the role with us. Her skills and knowledge seem to be at the right level for what we need, and she’s bringing new ideas about how to improve our bookkeeping too.
We are really happy with the how the testing allowed us to distinguish between candidates and it seems to have led us (along with interviews and other recruitment and induction processes) to us a great staff member who is happy in the role and doing a great job."