pre-employment assessment for

Accounting Services Companies

Our Accounting Skills Assessment test is the perfect fit for HR teams and hiring managers at accounting firms looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates.

Advances in technology are driving structural changes in how Accounting firms do business. Today’s modern accountant is tech-savvy, comfortable working in the cloud-based software that is redefining the industry, and is a native user of mobile platforms that better service the needs of clients.  

We have 15+ years of experience partnering with accounting firms of all sizes across a number of roles, including identifying those candidates predisposed to being digitally fluent.

Over time, we have developed an understanding of the qualities that influence success in each role, and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified candidates move forward.

Some of our accounting clients include:

We have experience identifying high quality candidates to fill popular accounting roles such as:

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

Looking to fill a unique role on your team, or simply want to find candidates who will be successful in your organization?

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HighMatch Accounting
Skills Assessment Test

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable accounting skills assessment test that’s fast, easy to implement and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box.

HighMatch also has a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to your firm.

Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings

Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.

Accounting Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success at accounting firms, and are frequently requested by our clients.

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

“The personality assessment is spot on!! It has helped us to make much more effective hiring decisions. Culture is a big deal, and [HighMatch] has helped us to find the best people for the positions we have available.”

Administrator, Mid-Market Accounting Firm

Accounting Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success in accounting firms.

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  • 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
  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication and their ability to process and understand written documents and spoken instructions – as well as the ability to write and speak clearly
  • 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


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Accounting Skills

In addition to those traits and abilities mentioned above, there are several hard skills that candidates often have to demonstrate knowledge and experience in to be considered viable candidates.

Don’t see a skill you want to measure?  Have an existing custom skills test that you need help with? Request a skills consult from our in-house team of psychologists.


  • Accounting Terminology: Available in both basic and advanced, this test assesses a candidate’s understanding of accounting terms
  • Accounts Payable: This test primarily focuses on the basic accounting concepts used in the processing of Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable: This test is designed for an Accounts Receivable Clerk Position, with coverage across multiple principles
  • Advanced Accounting: This test is designed to screen applicants of approximately three to five years experience in accounting
  • Bookkeeping: This test assesses a person’s knowledge of day-to-day transactions that a bookkeeper will come across
  • General Accounting: This assessment is designed to thoroughly test a person’s level of knowledge of Accounting
  • General Ledger Knowledge: This test determines the knowledge level of a candidate seeking employment in the field of accounting
  • Payroll: This test, for payroll specialists, is aimed at testing people with one or two years experience in payroll knowledge

HighMatch offers the ability to test candidates for all of these skills and many more business services skills tests through our strategic partnership with a leading skills provider.  Find out more by connecting with our services team.

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 Accounting Skills Assessment Test

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