“The testing gives me a lot of confidence I can choose the correct candidate”
Jason Brown, Director - Integra Business Advisors, South Perth, AU
"Just some positive feedback, the Manager we got to sit the test achieved 69% - and they interviewed well so we will be making her an offer. We also used your ‘part qualified’ test for one of the intermediate/seniors we were looking at. This person interviewed very well, but we have been caught out by this in the past – so we thought the test was a good idea, they only achieved 14% - as a result of this, we have decided not to go ahead with an offer. In the past we have made offers but have subsequently found the candidate fell well short of what was expected technically."
Sudhir Lala, Director - The Advisory Group, Auckland, NZ
Part / Non-Qualified Accountant (Public Practice) Test
The Part / Non Qualified Accountant (Public Practice) Test
The Part / Non Qualified Accountant Test is designed for those working as accountants, but who are not Chartered Accountants. This would include those with tertiary qualifications in accounting, provisional members of CA professional bodies or those with no formal qualifications but whose work experience and job categorises them as accountants.
This test assesses accounting knowledge and skills for roles in Public Practice Chartered Accounting firms for positions where being a Chartered Accountant is not required.
The test is country-specific for Australia, with annually updated questions to reflect current taxation rates and financial reporting requirements.
This test covers four core accounting activities:
- Financial Reporting
- Double Entry Accounting
- Business Analysis & Advisory
As a recruiting manager, you 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 part qualified and qualified by experience accountants. You can also identify a candidate's performance in the activities most relevant to your vacant role.
- 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 options. You can easily add to your Accountests purchase - Part Qualified Public Practice test + Personality profile $475.
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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."