"Just some positive feedback, the Manager we got to sit the test achieved 69% - and they interviewed well so we will be making her an offer. We also used your ‘part qualified’ test for one of the intermediate/seniors we were looking at. This person interviewed very well, but we have been caught out by this in the past – so we thought the test was a good idea, they only achieved 14% - as a result of this, we have decided not to go ahead with an offer. In the past we have made offers but have subsequently found the candidate fell well short of what was expected technically."
Sudhir Lala, Director - The Advisory Group, Auckland, NZ
Part / Non-Qualified Accountant (Public Practice) Test
The Part / Non Qualified Accountant (Public Practice) Test
The New Zealand 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 accounting 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.
The test is country-specific to New Zealand, with annually updated questions to reflect current taxation rates and financial reporting requirements.
If you're looking for a test for positions requiring CA / CPA qualification see the Chartered Accountant (Public Practice) Test.
This test covers four core accounting activities:
- Financial Reporting
- Double Entry Accounting
- Business Advisory & Analysis
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, Business Advisory & Analysis = 12
- Each test purchased allows you to test one candidate
When your candidate has completed the test you can use this Interpretation Video to help understand more about their test report.
Want to know more about your candidate? Have a look at our Personality Profile options. You can easily add to your Accountests purchase - Part Qualified Public Practice test + Personality profile $475.
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What our clients are saying
“As a Finance Recruiter and former accountant I found the test to be very useful. It identified short comings I was aware of, and the suggested interview questions were excellent examples that would give the qualitative feed back. i.e is the candidate aware of the limitation, how do they address it and does it impact.”
"Traditionally we would hire accountants based on their tested technical competence, without considering how they would fit into a team based on their personal profile. The APPQ system helps us hire new people in a way that balances our team. "
"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."
"I found the test quite easy to use and interpret and I am really pleased to have this service at my disposal in the future. It’s more objective when employing staff than going by their interview skills alone."
"Just some positive feedback, the Manager we got to sit the test achieved 69% - and they interviewed well so we will be making her an offer. In the past we have made offers but have subsequently found the candidate fell well short of what was expected technically."
"We now use these tests to assess all potential accounting staff as part of our recruitment process."
"The Accountest was an extremely useful tool which assisted in our recruitment decision. The person we engaged is at the standard we expected and is in-line with the skill rating in the test results.”
"The candidates that do well in the test certainly seem to be our better performers."
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"We used the management accountant test when reviewing two candidates during recruitment, the results of the test were very useful in understanding the comparative strengths of the two candidates. The reports were very clear and easy to understand."
"This was a very good investment in the recruitment process. It is one tool in a bigger process, however it is valuable to assess the candidate and to identify development needs. The instructions, how-to video's and support/FAQ were very helpful. The test is high level and in a limited time-frame. No time for someone taking the test to google answers and the answers are not easy to guess."
"The abilities being shown by the recruited candidate correlates with the outcome of their test, and they are progressing and delivering to expectations"