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Basic Computing Skills Test


Free trials are for Accountests accounting and bookkeeping skills tests only


"It's about making sure the candidates have the technical skills that clients need right now"

Helene Smith, Senior Recruiter, Find Recruitment

Basic Computing Skills Test


This test assesses whether your candidate can perform the absolute computing basics when working on laptops and PC’s and performing tasks in any cloud or PC based accounting software application.

Many clients use this test when recruiting entry level roles, people with limited computing experience to date, including people returning to the workforce after extended absences.

The test takes place in a simulated database/application environment where candidates must actually operate and manipulate the system to perform tasks and answer questions.

Topics covered:

Moving, Maximising & Prioritising Windows

Typing, including using arrows, alt & shift keys & backspace

Navigation, including pages, hyperlinks, dialogue tabs & scrolling


Mouse Operation, including right/left clicks, rolling, drag & drop, cursor changes, selecting from dropdown menus & checkboxes

Password creation & management

Editing, including menu commands, deleting and changing text


Test Features

25 Questions

15 Minutes Time Limit

Reports go straight to your inbox

You should expect candidates to get at least 23 questions correct to demonstrate a grasp of the basics.

We need to manually send the appropriate test link to you after purchase - we will do this within 4 business hours of purchase (usually much quicker).  Completed reports will be sent to you automatically once your candidate has completed the test.  Links for our skills tests you purchase at the same time will arrive immediately after purchase as normal.

You can see an Sample Report - Click Here

Follow this link to also see our range of timed Microsoft Excel Tests

What our clients are saying

Here's what some of Accountests clients tell us

"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."

Chris Roos, Partner

PKF, Perth WA

"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."

Amanda Michael, Faculty Finance

Monash University, Melbourne, VIC

"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"

Carmen Morris, Owner

On The Money Bookkeeping, Melbourne VIC

"The tool was great and formed a good part of the pre-employment process for us."

Danielle Dwyer, HR Manager

Flavorite Marketing, Melbourne VIC