pre-employment assessment for

Accounting Firms

Our Accounting Assessment is the perfect fit for talent teams at accounting firms looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates.

HighMatch tests are short, candidate-friendly and tailored to measure the qualities and skills that matter most in the role and at your company.

Industry Snapshot

say technology literacy is leading additional skill

considering recruiting from non-traditional backgrounds

looking to diversify their workforce

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.

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.

We Understand

Accounting 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 accounting firm clients identify candidates for some of the most popular roles that exceed performance targets and align well with firm culture.

popular roles include:

What Makes a Rockstar
Employee at an Accounting Firm?

Our workplace psychologists have partnered with a wide range of clients in this space, from large accounting firms to smaller firms 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 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
  • Attention to Detail: being careful and thorough in completing tasks
  • Concern for Others: being sensitive to others’ needs
  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible, & fulfilling obligations
  • Integrity: Being honest and ethical

These accounting Firms Trust HighMatch:

The HighMatch Accounting Assessment

HighMatch’s Accounting assessment includes a highly configurable test that’s fast, easy-to-implement and measures personality and aptitude right out of the box.

Best of all, it comes pre-populated with job profiles for the most popular roles. These profiles were built by our workplace psychologists and are validated for accuracy.

For larger organizations, HighMatch can build a personalized assessment tailored to your specific role and culture.

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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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Check out Create, our personalized assessment solution. Our workplace psychologists build tailored assessments that measures those abilities that matter most in the role.


  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way
  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication


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Accounting Skills

We approach skills testing differently than everyone else. HighMatch skills tests, powered by our modern, testing engine, are short and candidate-friendly.

They are also highly personalized, compiled by our team of workplace psychologists from a pool of components and tailored to measure what matters most in the role.

Skills testing is an important piece of the puzzle, however it’s rarely the whole solution. Our clients couple skills testing with other components to ensure they are getting the full picture of a candidate.

relevant skills tests:

  • 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 and mobile-first 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.

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

Ready to learn how an accounting skills assessment test from HighMatch can help your accounting firm find better quality candidates, increase recruiter efficiency, improve diversity and reduce turnover?

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