Finance & Accounting Tests

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Accounting & Finance Professional Skills Tests

Professional tests include New Zealand and Australia’s only country-specific accounting and bookkeeping tests via our sister company Accountests.com.

Annually updated and testing domestic taxation and financial reporting as well as international accounting standards.

 

Professional tests include New Zealand’s only country-specific accounting and bookkeeping tests via our sister company Accountests.com.

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Annually updated and testing domestic taxation and financial reporting as well as international accounting standards.

Sample Accounting & Finance Professional Skills Tests & Reports

Basic Double Entry Accounting Test

A fast, simple and efficient way to determine if your candidate has a good grasp of the basics of double entry accounting (i.e. debits and credits) in the form of journals, financial statements and transactions.

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Bookkeeper Test

Two distinct tests for New Zealand and Australia's distinct taxation and payroll standards.

Designed for people whose job includes bookkeeping functions, using current desktop or cloud accounting packages. The test assesses knowledge of double entry accounting, the ability to produce accurate month end accounts and the ability to interpret and use the accounts and other financial information to add value to the business owner.

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Part/Non-Qualified Accountant Test

Two distinct tests for New Zealand and Australia's distinct taxation and financial reporting standards.

Designed for candidates who are either working towards qualified membership of CAANZ or CPA, or experienced accountants who are not qualified members of a professional body, the test covers core accounting principles of Financial Reporting, Management/Business Advisory, Double-Entry Accounting & country-specific Tax.

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Management Accountant Test

An international test designed for assessing candidates whose position will include providing management accounting support to their employer, including budgeting & forecasting, decision support, organisational financial health, capital budgeting and capital projects.

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Chartered Accountant Test (Corporate)

The Chartered Accountant (Corporate) Test is designed for accountant candidates who are qualified members of their relevant professional body, such as CAANZ, CPA Australia, ACCA, CPA or similar.

This test specialises in assessing accounting knowledge and skills for roles in industry or commerce such as Company Accountant or Financial Controller.

The test is applicable internationally as it focuses on internationally accepted accounting principles.  As the test is not country specific there are no questions on tax issues.

This test covers four core accounting activities:

  • Financial Reporting (IFRS and US GAAP)
  • Core Accounting
  • Business Advisory & Analysis
  • Budgeting & Forecasting

Cost Accountant Test

An international test designed for assessing candidates whose position will include providing cost accounting support to their organisation, including variances, implementing costing methods, costing terminology, solving practical cost accounting problems and IFRS.

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Audit Senior/Audit Manager Test

The Audit Senior / Audit Manager Test is designed to assess the knowledge and understanding of candidates for roles that focus on auditing external financial statements in public practice accounting firms.
The test will be most appropriate for candidates with at least 2 years audit experience, and up to the level of an Audit Manager with 5 or more years experience.
Test takers do not need to be qualified members of a recognized professional accounting body, but at a minimum, should be working towards qualified membership.

The test covers areas:

  • Accounting Understanding
  • Financial Reporting Standards (appropriate for both IFRS and US GAAP)
  • Analytical Review / Interpretation
  • Auditing Standards

Chartered Accountant Test (Public Practice)

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 covers four core accounting activities:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Core Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Management / Business Advisory

Public Sector Accountant Test

The New Zealand Public Sector Accountant Test is designed for assessing the core accounting skills and knowledge of candidates applying for public sector accounting roles in organisations such as Government Ministries & Departments, Local Government & Councils, District Health Boards and their subsidiaries and State Owned Enterprises. 

This test covers 5 core accounting activities:

  • Budgeting
  • Financial Health
  • Decision Making
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Tax & Financial Reporting

Graduate/Trainee Accountant Test

The Graduate / Trainee Accountant Test is designed to be a fast, simple and efficient way to determine whether graduate or trainee candidates have a working knowledge of the basics of double entry accounting (i.e. debits and credits) and business acumen.

The test is ideal for graduate or trainee positions where candidates have limited accounting experience.

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Microsoft Excel - Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced

Make sure your candidate has the appropriate level of Excel skills.  The Excel tests cover skills at Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels using Excel.  The tests use a simulated Excel environment where candidates have to manipulate the software to answer questions - so are a very practical check on skill.

Beginner - Questions for the beginner user of Microsoft Excel features such as file management, editing, formatting, analysis and customizing Excel.  Timed at 30 minutes.

Intermediate - Questions on the most commonly used Microsoft Excel features such as file management, editing, formatting, analysis, tools and automation. Timed at 30 minutes.

Advanced -Questions for the advanced user of Microsoft Excel features such as file management, editing, formatting, analysis, customizing Excel and Excel and the Internet.  Timed at 30 minutes.

Microsoft Excel - Pivot Module

A 30 minute timed test where applicants are assessed on their ability to use Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts.

Microsoft Excel - Functions Module

A 30 minute timed test where applicants are assessed on their ability to use Microsoft Excel  functions and formulas.

Critical Numerical Reasoning

This assessment measures the ability to understand and critically evaluate a wide range of numerical data and draw logical conclusions from this.

Consequently, it forms a key assessment for managerial and professional roles which require the ability to understand financial, numerical and statistical information.

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