“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
Chartered Accountant (Public Practice) Test
The Chartered Accountant Test is designed for candidates who are Chartered Accountant (CA) qualified members of their relevant professional body, such as ICAEW, CIMA, ICAS, ACCA or similar overseas professional accounting organisations.
This test assesses accounting knowledge and skills for roles in Public Practice Chartered Accounting firms (manager level and below) and generalist roles in industry or commerce such as Company Accountant or Financial Controller where the role requires knowledge across all areas of accounting including tax.
This test is country specific to the United Kingdom, with annually updated questions to reflect current taxation rates and financial reporting requirements.
This test covers four core accounting activities:
- Financial Reporting
- Core Accounting
- Management / Business 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, Management Accounting & Business Analysis = 12
When your candidate has completed the test you can use this Interpretation Video to help understand more about their test report.
What our clients are saying
"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.”
"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."
"The abilities being shown by the recruited candidate correlates with the outcome of their test, and they are progressing and delivering to expectations"