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On The Money Bookkeeping has been using Accountests for a year now to recruit qualified accountants internationally for servicing 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

“Overall Accountests has highlighted the past weakness in our interview process very well and whilst I already rated your product very highly beforehand, the disconnect that can occur between how candidates interview and their test score was a real eye opener for me personally. Straight away this has saved us the time of second interview and staff cost through recruiting weaker candidates.”

Dean Blunden FCA BFP, Director, Ross Brooke Chartered Accountants, Newbury, UK


I am a very experienced Bookkeeper and the Accountests Bookkeeper Test is exactly what I have been looking for to test potential contractors

Leanie Jones, Owner of Jones Business Solutions Ltd


UK Bookkeeper Test


The 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 the United Kingdom, with annually updated questions to reflect current UK taxation rates and financial reporting requirements.

The test was designed in conjunction with the International Association of Bookkeepers 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.

Sample Candidate Test Report - Click Here

Example Bookkeeper Test Questions - Click Here 

  • 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.