Accurate accounting is critical to the functioning of any business. You wouldn’t entrust that responsibility to just anybody. So, when the time comes to hire someone for an accounting position at your workplace, you need to ensure that the candidate you choose has the necessary skills and personality traits to do the job well.
A pre-employment accounting test is an assessment given to job candidates to determine their grasp of basic accounting principles, terms, and concepts. When used as part of the hiring process, it can help you narrow down your list of applicants, saving you time and ensuring that you only interview top prospects. The Accounting Test is one of the many skills and aptitude tests offered by Hire Success®.
Some candidates with previous work experience may be surprised when asked to undergo an assessment. Why take an accounting test to get a job? Because accounting tests for employment, like the one offered by Hire Success®, provide a proven, objective method for reviewing the knowledge of applicants.
By including accounting tests for employment during the hiring process, you can ensure that everyone you bring in for an interview has the accounting skills you need. You can also create custom aptitude and skills tests that include questions (about specific software, for instance) tailored to the job you’re hiring for.
Occupational roles that might benefit from a pre-employment accounting test include:
This assessment consists of 12 multiple-choice questions about basic accounting principles, terms, and concepts. As noted above, you can also add your own questions to those from our basic accounting skills test to create a custom exam.
Topics and concepts covered in our accounting test for employment include:
The Hire Success® Summary Report for each basic accounting skills test is broken down into sections.
The Detail Report for our accounting test shows a breakdown of how a test taker answered each question on the test:
Grouping the candidate's test answers in this way not only provides you with an easy way to gauge where the candidate made mistakes but also helps you get an idea of the candidate’s areas of strength or weakness. You may want to follow up on some concepts in an interview if the candidate is selected for the next step in the hiring process.
If you activate the cheating mitigation feature of your online accounting test for job placement, you’ll receive a Hire Success® Audit Report showing you a timeline that reveals:
The report also shows whether the test was automatically submitted because the candidate left the testing window for too long (possibly to look up an answer) or ran out of time.
This feature doesn’t just help you find out whether applicants know the test answers — it uncovers how well they know them. With the Audit Report, you’ll have added confidence in your hiring decisions.
For every accounting test that’s submitted, you’ll receive two reports (or three, if you choose to receive an audit report). An email notification will be sent to you immediately upon submission, and results will be available for review in your Hire Success® online account within minutes. You can access this information securely from any internet-connected device and print or share reports if needed.
Yes! With our Custom Test Builder, you can use questions from our basic accounting skills test in combination with any questions you want to add, creating an exam that’s specific to the job you’re hiring for. You can also include questions on other topics, such as finance, math, or specific software, like Microsoft Excel.
Hire Success® offers much more than just an employment test — we provide a complete hiring toolbox that helps you improve and organize your recruiting, interviewing, and onboarding processes. Our pricing model depends on a few factors specific to your company, industry, and team size, so the best way to get accurate pricing information is to contact us for a tailored quote.
Take a free test run of our whole system — from the accounting test to the personality profile to the integrity test and more — and find out why thousands of companies have turned to Hire Success to build stronger, more organized, and more consistent hiring systems.