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Why you need a Bookkeeping Test

If you’re hiring for an accounting-related position that requires general bookkeeping expertise, then our Bookkeeping Test is exactly what you need to help you identify and evidence relevant candidate knowledge and skills before you hire them. This test is fast, efficient and will give you confidence to make a smarter hiring decision.

Or do you want to discover skill gaps and re-train your existing employees? Develop them with the relevant bookkeeping skills they need to improve their day-to-day work in keeping track of company spending.

Download the Bookkeeping Test Factfile for further information.

Overview of Bookkeeping Test

The General Bookkeeping assessment has been designed to measure a candidate’s knowledge of bookkeeping tasks and functions within a business.

All levels of this test contain questions relating to basic double entry bookkeeping, pre-payments and accruals, reconciliations and VAT in the form of book-keeping issues, problems and scenarios to solve.

Candidates are presented with a variety of question styles including multiple choice, free hand response, true or false and ranking.

There are two levels available within the Bookkeeping test, which can be selected at point of assignment. Levels available include: Intermediate and Expert. [Further information on difference on levels can be found in the FactFile] Those taking the Professional level of this test is expected to have subject knowledge equivalent to that of a part-qualified professional.

Recommended Applications:

Suitable for persons working in accounts departments who are responsible for the general bookkeeping of the company, filing accounts and ensuring there is an accurate trail of all the outgoings.

Complementary Tests:

As well as our General Bookkeeping Test, there are several complementary tests that come under the Accounting and Finance Skills Tests module:

Difficulty Levels Available:

Intermediate test level - level 2

In this test candidates are required to have a basic understanding of bookkeeping principles including prepayment and accruals, reconciliations and VAT.

Expert test level - level 3

In this test candidates are expected to have a more in-depth knowledge of the preparation of accounting records up to trial balance level, building on the knowledge presented at the Intermediate Level. Those taking the Expert level of this test is expected to have subject knowledge equivalent to that of a part-qualified professional.


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Bookkeeping Test FactFile


Key Skills Measured:
  • Accuracy
  • Capability
  • Finance Terminology
  • Knowledge
Test Detail:
  • 25 questions asked
  • 15 minutes to complete
  • 12 minutes average taken
  • Practice available
  • Randomised question delivery
Complementary Tests:

Sample Question

What period of time should a fixed asset have in terms of a “usable life”?

() less than one year

() more than 6 months

() more than one year

() less than 6 months

Bookkeeping Test sample question
Bookkeeping Test Sample Report

Sample General Bookkeeping Test report

Sample General Bookkeeping report to get a feel for the type of analysis you can receive from a candidate taking this test.

Report clearly shows the candidate’s percentage score, as well as giving them a percentile score against others in your organisation and worldwide.

Require bespoke adjustments to these tests?

All assessments can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Bespoke activities often include the addition of organisation specific bookkeeping questions relating to specific software, company policies and procedures as well as the removal of questions if required.

To find out more about our bespoke assessments, click here.

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