"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
“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
"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.
The design of the Part Qualified and Chartered Accountant tests is well thought out and delivers a great benchmark assessment. We have even applied the tests to existing staff to assess their skills progression as part of our internal performance review process."
Chris Roos, Partner, PKF Mack, West Perth, Australia
Part / Non-Qualified Accountant (Public Practice) Test
The Part / Non Qualified Accountant (Public Practice) 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) and generalist roles in industry or commerce such as Company Accountant, where the role requires knowledge across all areas of accounting (including taxation).
The 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
- Double Entry Accounting
- Management / Business 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, 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.