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 Test.

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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 ensure that financial records are accurate, that financial and data risks are evaluated, and that taxes are paid properly. They also assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently. 

When assessing accounting and finance candidates, it’s important to keep the critical job functions in mind so you have 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

We Understand

Accounting & Finance 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.

What Makes a Rockstar
Accounting and Finance Employee?

Our workplace psychologists have partnered with a wide range of clients in this space, from large accounting firms to organizations staffing one or two accountants.

As a result of this research, we have identified a proven profile of knowledge, abilities and skills that, together, provide a high-level of predictability into whether a candidate will be successful in the role.

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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Aptitude Abilities

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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

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


Wayne Homes uses HighMatch to Identify Qualified Applicants

Hear from Michael Luckie-Ewing, former VP of People and Culture at Wayne Homes, a custom home builder serving 5 states for over 40 years.

Michael and his team used HighMatch to better filter applicants for the qualities and skills that contribute to success across every role in their organization.

Two Assessment Solutions

Choose an assessment solution based on the specific needs of your organization, and allow your candidates to benefit from an intuitive, mobile candidate experience that works to build a holistic index of their capabilities.

for small to medium-sized businesses

An intuitive and configurable pre-employment assessment that’s easy to understand and quick to implement.

for enterprise organizations

A highly personalized assessment solution that measures the qualities that matter most in the role and in your culture.

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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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* 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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