An accounting assessment test like the Hire Success Accounting Test is one of the best ways to ensure that a job candidate has the necessary skills to do the job well. When you add an assessment of basic concepts and essential accounting principles, you improve the hiring and onboarding process:
A pre-employment accounting test is an assessment that measures a candidate's grasp of basic accounting principles, terms, and concepts. The accounting skills assessment for hiring is one of the many knowledge, skills, and ability tests offered by Hire Success®.
While some candidates with previous work experience may be surprised when asked to undergo an assessment, it's become more common. Most realize an accounting test for hiring, like the one offered by Hire Success®, provides a proven, objective method for assessing knowledge. The more skilled applicants will welcome the opportunity to showcase their expertise.
Including an accounting assessment test during the hiring process ensures you don't waste time with unqualified candidates. You can speed up hiring by efficiently spending your time on only those with the aptitudes and skills you need. The other reasons to administer an accounting test for a job interview include avoiding problems such as:
Occupational roles that might benefit from a pre-employment accounting test include:
The pre-employment accounting test includes 50 multiple-choice questions about basic accounting and bookkeeping principles, terms and concepts. To that, you can add your own questions tailored to your business and your needs, with you as author and copyright holder of them. The tests are custom-branded with your logo and information on the test form. Topics covered include:
Number of questions: 50
Test type: Skills test
Time limit: Not timed
The accounting skills assessment Hire Success® summary report includes these sections:
The accounting assessment test detail report breaks down how each test taker answered each question on the test:
Grouping the candidate's answers in this way shows the candidate's strengths and weaknesses. You can then follow up on some concepts in an interview with the candidate.
We offer a cheating mitigation feature that you can add to the pre-employment accounting test. You will get a Hire Success® audit report showing you a timeline that reveals:
You'll see if the test was automatically submitted because the candidate left the testing window for too long or ran out of time. You can uncover aspects of character that will matter in a potential employee, so you can make confident and informed hiring decisions.
Accounting knowledge and skills are vital in tracking how your business is performing and measuring financial health. You'll be able to budget, make decisions and plan for the future based on solid information. Complying with laws and contract terms is also a necessity — especially when it comes to taxes, pensions, insurance, and other issues. When it comes to dealing with lenders and investors, having reliable financial statements is a must. Accounting is so fundamental to your business that accounting skills testing should not be skipped in your hiring process.
A good pre-employment accounting test assesses each candidate in a comprehensive way. Basic accounting knowledge is an obvious area of focus. Mastery of accounting software is a must. Because the legal and regulatory environment is constantly changing, you may wish to test for understanding of accounting standards.
The ability to analyze business transactions is invaluable to many companies and many also add questions about domain knowledge of your industry.
For every accounting test that's submitted, you'll receive two to three reports. An email notification will be sent to you immediately upon submission and results will be available for review in your Hire Success® online account instantly. You can access this information securely from any internet-connected device and print or share reports if needed.
With the custom test builder you can use questions from a 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. You can also include questions on other topics, such as finance, math or specific software, like Microsoft Excel.Learn about the Hire Success® custom test builder
Hire Success® offers 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 Hire Success® for a tailored quote.Request a customized quote from Hire Success®
To understand the value of a pre-employment accounting test, give it a try. You can book a demo and also try it for free to see exactly how Hire Success® can help you start hiring the right people for accounting. Contact Hire Success® to request a customized quote.