pre employment assessment Test 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 Test.

We Understand Careers in

Accounting and Finance

When it comes to the finances of your business, there’s no room for mistakes. Accounting and financial professionals need to consistently bring their A-game or risk allowing the entire business to go under.

We have deep experience helping our client partners identify candidates with the high impact traits that influence success in accounting and finance roles.

OUR MOST POPULAR Accounting and financial ROLES INCLUDE:

  • Auditor
  • Controller
  • Bookkeeper
  • Staff Accountant
  • Finance Manager

Most companies have at least one rockstar member of the accounting and finance team. They are successful, tenured and raise morale just by showing up.   

A HighMatch Job Analysis coupled with a Benchmark Study is a great way to identify the personality traits, cognitive abilities and skills that make them so successful. You can even apply that rockstar profile as a filter to your candidate pool.

Accounting and Finance Job Functions

HighMatch’s Finance & Accounting Assessment Test Solution evaluates candidates for the aptitudes, traits and work skills necessary to improve your organization.

When assessing technical skills for accounting and finance positions, it’s important to keep the critical job functions in mind so you have an effective frame of reference of what to look for in a candidate.

Those Include:

  • Analyze business or financial data
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets
  • Determine the value of goods and services
  • Advising on the best course of action regarding financial matters
  • Apply mathematical models of financial or business conditions

What Makes a Rockstar
Accounting and Finance Employee?

We have helped a number of our clients identify high-quality accounting and finance candidates over the last two decades, and, as a result, we’ve developed an in-depth understanding of the personality traits, aptitudes and skills required for success in this role.

Accounting and finance

Personality Traits

  • Attention to Detail: Being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Integrity: Being honest and ethical 
  • Concern for others: Being sensitive to others’ needs while being understanding and helpful on the job
  • Dependability: Being reliable, responsible, and dependable – whilst fulfilling obligations 
  • Analytical thinker: Analyzing information using logic to address work-related issues

Accounting and finance

Aptitude Abilities

  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way.  It has direct bearing on an individual’s ability to weigh pros and cons of potential decisions, consider the consequences of potential courses of action, and choose the option that is most sensible
  • Rapid Problem Solving: the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly. It requires developed abstract reasoning skills to quickly recognize links and commonalities between seemingly unrelated objects.  It has direct bearing on a candidate’s ability to diagnose problems and develop solutions quickly
  • Spatial Visualization: the ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions. This ability has direct bearing on someone’s ability to work with physical/digital systems (both physical and digital) that have multiple parts and components that contribute to the overall system

Accounting and FInance

Skill Tests

  • Accounting Terminology: A basic and advanced multiple choice test that measures a candidate’s knowledge of the terminology native to accounting and finance
  • Accounts Payable: A multiple-choice and simulation test that measure the knowledge of processing payables and invoices and the posting of journal entries
  • Accounts Receivable: A multiple-choice and simulation test that measures the knowledge of processing receivables and invoices
  • Accounts Receivable: A simulated data entry test that measures the ability to process receivables and invoices.
  • Financial Accounting: A multi-choice test that measures the ability to post journal entries, classify items, analyze financial statements and calculate ratios

Have Better Interviews

Interviews are an opportunity to take insights from the Candidate Report and dive deeper, ensuring alignment between the role, the individual and the organization.

This guide provides actionable tips on how to have more meaningful interviews, from asking relevant questions, making the interview conversational and avoiding conversation threads that can lead to unconscious bias.


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HighMatch’s Accounting Assessment Test

HighMatch is a modern pre-employment assessment tool that identifies top talent, keeps strong candidates in your pipeline, and re-skills current employees.

Choose from either custom or packaged assessment based on the specific needs of your organization, and allow your candidates to benefit from an intuitive, mobile-first platform that works to build a holistic index of their capabilities.

Ready to start measuring what matters? Connect with an Accounting Product Specialist.

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