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Ability Test - Critical Reasoning

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“The online tests provided by Accountests are a valuable tool for assessing the skills of accounting and bookkeeping candidates. The ordering process is simple, the tests work well, the reports are timely and informative, and the support is great as well. Accountests is now an entrenched part of our Finance department recruiting process.”

Louise Ratcliffe, Finance Manager, Vensa Health, Auckland, NZ

Ability Test - Critical Reasoning


Acumen Critical Reasoning Test Suite

Critical Reasoning is an important component of decision making as in influences how well somebody can understand and make use of complex information.

Acumen is an Australia & New Zealand designed critical reasoning test that measures a person's ability to conceptualise, analyse, question and evaluate ideas.

The Critical Reasoning Test assesses aptitude in recognising assumptions, evaluating arguments, drawing conclusions, identifying trends, making effective decisions.

Aimed at Graduate to Director Level, the Acumen Assessment consists of Numerical and Verbal Critical Reasoning Tests.

Clients find the Acumen series questions focus on business scenarios relevant and valuable in identifying candidates who can tease out strong from weak arguments, true from false information, summarise salient points from lengthy documents, spot anomalies and trends in data and turn blocks of raw data into relevant management information.

Test Features

  • Suitable for Accountants, Managers and Graduates
  • Includes Numerical & Verbal Critical Reasoning tests
  • Typically takes 50 minutes to complete
  • Australasian norm groups
  • Reports sent to you within 24hrs of questionnaire completion
  • Phone feedback available to ensure you get the most from every assessment

Sample Candidate Test Report - Click Here

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Buy this test in a Test Bundle with one of our accounting and bookkeeping skills tests - a cheaper and efficient way to access the full gambit of testing and assessment.  See one of the skills tests pages for the bundle options.

Delivery Of Test Links & Candidate Reports

We need to generate the links for this test.  We will do this and have the links to you within 4 New Zealand business hours (9am to 5pm).  We'll forward the completed candidate report to you within the same timeframe.  No links for the test will arrive in the automatic confirmation emails you receive directly after purchase.

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"The abilities being shown by the recruited candidate correlates with the outcome of their test, and they are progressing and delivering to expectations"

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"The Accountest was an extremely useful tool which assisted in our recruitment decision. The person we engaged is at the standard we expected and is in-line with the skill rating in the test results"

Karen Abery

Practice Manager, Ingham Mora, Tauranga

"We now use these tests to assess all potential accounting staff as part of our recruitment process."

Dianne Wilson

Business Manager, McIntyre Dick, Invercargill

"The candidates that do well in the test certainly seem to be our better performers."

Arran Findlayson

CEO, The Back Office Co, Auckland

"We have found that Accountests gives us the opportunity to understand our candidates accounting ability, which no other product has done until now. It also gives us the opportunity to base further questions for the candidate around what we can see their ability is and enable us to make an informed decision."

Sharlene Bryant

Director, Baker Tilly, Hawkes Bay

"The tool was great and formed a good part of the pre-employment process for us."

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HR Manager, Flavorite Marketing, Melbourne Australia

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Director of Corporate Services, Napier City Council