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Why you need a Purchase Ledger Test 

If you’re hiring for a finance related position requiring knowledge of accounts payable procedures, then our Purchase Ledger Test, is exactly what you need to identify and evidence a candidate’s knowledge of the role 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 with a refresher course? Develop them with the relevant skills in managing expenses and credit purchase transactions, that they need to improve their day-to-day work.

Download the Purchase Ledger Test FactFile for further information.

Overview of Test

The Purchase Ledger assessment has been specifically designed to measure a candidate’s knowledge of processing payables, invoicing and working with journals.

The assessment focuses on the candidate’s knowledge and familiarity with terms and procedures. All levels of this test contain questions relating to basic purchase ledger transactions, control accounts, reconciliations and VAT in the form of purchase ledger issues, problems and scenarios.

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 Purchase Ledger 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 persons working in accounts departments as a Purchase Ledger Clerk, who is required to oversee money coming out of the business.

Complementary Tests:

As well as our Purchase Ledger Test, there are several complementary tests that form the Accounting & Finance Tests module:

Difficulty Levels Available:

Intermediate test level - level 2

In this test candidates are required to have a basic understanding of purchase ledger transactions, control accounts, reconciliations and VAT.

Expert test level - level 3

In this test candidates are expected to have a more in-depth knowledge of the purchase ledger, more complex reconciliations and VAT issues, building on the knowledge presented at the Intermediate Level. Those taking the Expert level of this test is expected to have a more advanced subject knowledge reflective of a supervisory position.


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Purchase Ledger 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

Please complete the following statement by entering the missing word:

“A _________ error is when you have entered two numbers into the accounts incorrectly, and is divisible by 9.”

Purchase Ledger Test sample question
sample report- purchase ledger test

Sample Purchase Ledger Test report

Sample Purchase Ledger 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 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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