Payroll Test

Assess a Candidates Knowledge of UK Payroll

Why you need a Payroll Skills Test

If you’re hiring for a finance-related position that requires knowledge in handling and operating pay and expenses, then our Payroll Test is exactly what you need to identify and evidence candidate knowledge and skills related to financial responsibilities before you hire them. It’s fast, efficient and will give you confidence to make a smarter hiring decision.

Or do you want to re-train your existing staff? Develop them with the relevant skills they need to improve their day-to-day work.

Overview of a Payroll Test

The assessment has been specifically designed for assessing the test taker’s knowledge and familiarity in regards to the subject of general UK Payroll. Covering payroll terminology and knowledge through the assessment, all levels of this test contain questions relating to basic regulations, Pay As You Earn (PAYE), National Insurance (NI) and HMRC reporting in the form of issues, problems and scenarios to solve.

The test includes a variety of question styles including multiple choice, free hand response, true or false and ranking.

There are two levels available within the Payroll test, which can be selected at point of assignment. Levels available include: Intermediate and Expert. Those taking the Expert level of this test is expected to have a more advanced subject knowledge reflective of a supervisory position.

Recommended Applications:

Suitable for anyone working in a payroll department or payroll bureau in any size company and responsible for making the monthly payments on time, calculating tax, or managing special situations like maternity or sickness pay.

Complementary Tests:

As well as the Payroll Test, there are several other complementary tests that also comprise the Accounting and Finance Tests module including:

Sample Question

Which of the following is the correct percentage for Employer’s NI Contribution rate?

() 13.8%

() 40%

() 20%

() 12.8%

Payroll Test sample question

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 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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