pre-employment assessments for

Accounting and Finance Positions

Ensure your accountants and financial professionals are qualified to manage your daily operations and are able to process information professionally and efficiently with our Finance and Accounting Assessment Solution.

accounting and finance positions

Personalized assessments

HR teams hiring for accounting and finance positions need an efficient hiring process that identifies candidates at all job levels that align with both the role and culture.

HighMatch’s personalized assessment solution includes independently validated measures that can assess a candidate’s for only those specific qualities that matter most in the role, using your preferred language.

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Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records, identify potential areas of opportunity and risk, and provide solutions for businesses and individuals.

They also assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently. 

When assessing candidates, it’s important to keep the critical job functions in mind for an effective frame of reference.

critical job functions Include:

  • Analyzing business or financial data
  • Preparing financial documents, reports, or budgets
  • Determining the value of goods and services
  • Recommending strategy regarding financial matters
  • Applying mathematical models of business conditions

Measure anything, at any stage

HighMatch has a full suite of content capabilities, enabling our team to approach each role differently.

Our personalization process identifies those capabilities we need to employ to measure what matters most.

Each content capability is made up of independently validated measures that can be used in any combination and at any stage of the hiring process.

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We Understand These Roles

Between maintaining accurate financial records, ensuring compliance with laws and minimizing risk , there’s no room for mistakes when it comes to hiring these roles.

We have over two decades helping our client partners identify candidates with the high impact traits, abilities and skills that influence success in accounting and finance roles.

Accounting and finance

Personality Traits

  • Analytical thinker: analyzing information using logic

  • Attention to Detail: being careful when completing tasks

  • Concern for others: being sensitive to others’ needs

  • Dependability: being reliable and fulfilling obligations

  • Integrity: being honest and ethical 

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Accounting and finance

Aptitude Abilities

  • Spatial Visualization: Ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions in one’s mind

  • Numerical Reasoning: Numerical aptitude and ability to interpret, analyze, calculate, and draw conclusions using numbers and data sets

  • Logical Problem Solving: Ability to draw accurate conclusions based on observations and experiences

Accounting and FInance

Skill Tests

HighMatch has several relevant tests for this function, all of which can be tailored to your specific role. They include:

  • Microsoft Excel: A quick, mobile-friendly assessment designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of MS Excel

  • Math Fundamentals: A short, fast skills assessment that tests candidate’s understanding of basic math concepts

HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized skills tests covering topics like Accounts Payable, Accounting Terminology or Bookkeeping, all powered by our modern, mobile assessment engine and tailored to your roles.

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A platform for today’s workforce

HighMatch’s modern, powerful assessment platform was built to support the unique needs of larger organizations.

Our intuitive client dashboard offers candidate insights at a glance, inclusive of a single roll-up score alongside personalized competencies in your preferred language.

Our mobile candidate experience provides a fast, seamless and inclusive way to measure candidates against those competencies that matter most in your organization.

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HighMatch dashboards

HighMatch dashboards are highly personalized, from the competencies reported on to sections, measures, ranges and targets ~ even the look and feel can be tailored to your needs.

Features include:

  • Single Score: a single roll-up performance score
  • Custom Ranges: flexible, client-defined score ranges
  • Topic Scores: tailored topic scores for key sections
  • Answers Tab: easily review answers to questions
  • Action Tabs: email or call applicants with one click
  • Interview Guides: tailored question prompts
  • Development: recommendations for improvement

All content shown for each measure across all sections can be tailored to your needs, using your preferred language.

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Sample Candidate Report

support for every level

Whether you are hiring for high volume hourly positions or hiring your next senior executive, we have you covered.

HighMatch is the only assessment vendor to offer personalized assessment solutions for roles across the professional spectrum.

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* Some information on this page was sourced from O*NET database of occupational information, available at Additional data on employment outlook was sourced from the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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