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Personal Tax Advisor Test


"Accountests has completely changed our interview process.  No longer do we waste time with the ‘talkers’ who have the gift of being amazing at interviews but who turn out to be not so great at their job!  I can honestly say that we will never give up using Accountests."

David Jones FCCA, Lewis Brownlee Chartered Accountants, London & SE England





Personal Tax Advisor Test


The Personal Tax Advisor Test is designed for candidates who are (or are training to be) Taxation Technicians,  Chartered Tax Advisors or Chartered Accountants and are qualified members of their relevant professional body, such as ATT, CIOT, ICAEW, ACCA or similar.  They would have specialist tax knowledge and be applying for positions such as Tax Senior or Tax Manager.  

This test assesses UK tax technical knowledge relating to personal and family tax issues for roles in Public Practice Chartered Accounting firms, or more specialist Personal Tax Advisors.

The test is specific to the United Kingdom (excluding Scotland), with annually updated questions to reflect current taxation legislation.  The test is currently based on the 2020/21 tax year.

If would prefer a test that includes questions on business and corporation tax as well as on personal and capital taxes have a look at the Generalist Tax Advisor Test.  Alternatively for a test covering more skills for advising clients, financial reporting as well as tax, the Chartered Accountant (Public Practice) Test or the Part / Non Qualified (Public Practice) Tests might be what you're looking for.

This test covers three areas of taxation knowledge:

  • Rules and Regulations;
  • Income tax rates, bands, allowances and reliefs;
  • Trusts, Estates, CGT and IHT

Recruiting managers gain insight into a candidate's skills and knowledge in each of these three areas and identify performance in those most relevant to the vacant role, as well as a comparative overall score and performance against a norm group of other tax specialists at a similar level of experience and qualification. 

Example Candidate Report - Click Here

Example Personal Tax Advisor Test Questions - Click Here.

  • Time to complete: 30 minutes
  • Number of questions: 30
  • Question Levels: Basic = 8, Intermediate = 14, Advanced = 8
  • Questions per topic: Rules and Regulations = 9, Rates, bands, allowances and reliefs = 9, Trusts, Estates, CGT and IHT = 11
  • 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 and Ability Testing options.  You can easily add to your Accountests purchase:

  • Personal Tax Advisor test + Personality profile £255
  • Personal Tax Advisor test + Ability (Critical Reasoning) test £190
  • Personal Tax Advisor test + Personality + Critical Reasoning £345

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. 

Not sure which test is right for your candidate? Find out with our Which Test Table here

What our clients are saying

Here's what some of Accountests clients tell us

"The tests were extremely valuable in providing an independent gauge of the skill level of the candidates, which played a key part in making a decision on who was right for the role.”

Ryan Rambaccussing, Group Financial Controller

Financial Express, London

"We have found that Accountests gives us the opportunity to understand our candidates accounting ability, which no other product has done until now. It also gives us the opportunity to base further questions for the candidate around what we can see their ability is and enable us to make an informed decision."

David Jones FCCA

Lewis Brownlee, London & SE

"The abilities being shown by the recruited candidate correlates with the outcome of their test, and they are progressing and delivering to expectations"