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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"

BDO Partner, NZ


 Accountests have provided us with another tool in our recruitment toolbox.  The various on-line tests are easy to use for both the job applicant and those looking to recruit.  The reports provided are detailed yet easy to read and give a better understanding of the applicants knowledge of accounting and skill level than our previous in-house testing.  We now use these tests to assess all potential accounting staff as part of our recruitment process.

Diane Wilson, Business Manager, McIntyre Dick & Partners, Invercargill

“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 Chartered Accountants, Tauranga NZ

Chartered Accountant (Public Practice) Test


The New Zealand Chartered Accountant (Public Practice) Test is designed for candidates who are Chartered Accountant (CA) qualified members of their relevant professional body, such as CAANZ, CPA Australia, ACCA or similar overseas professional accounting organisations. 

This test assesses accounting knowledge and skills for roles in Public Practice Chartered Accounting firms (manager level and below) and generalist roles in industry or commerce such as Company Accountant or Financial Controller where the role requires knowledge across all areas of accounting including tax.

This test is country specific to New Zealand, with annually updated questions to reflect current taxation rates and financial reporting requirements.

If you're interested in a more industry / commerce related test have a look at the Chartered Accountant (Corporate) Test or the Management Accounting Test.

This test covers four core accounting activities:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Core Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Management / Business Advisory

Recruiting managers gain insight into a candidate's skills and knowledge in each of these four activities and identify performance in the activities most relevant to the vacant role, as well as a comparative overall score and performance against a norm group of other qualified accountants. 

Sample Candidate Test Report - Click Here

Example Chartered Accountant Questions - Click Here.

  • Time to complete: 30 minutes
  • Number of questions: 40
  • Question Levels: Basic = 13, Intermediate = 17, Advanced = 10
  • Questions per topic: Financial Reporting = 8, Taxation = 12, Accounting = 8, Management Accounting & Business Analysis = 12

When your candidate has completed the test you can use this Interpretation Video to help understand more about their test report.

Want to know more about your candidate?  Have a look at our Personality Profile and Ability Testing options.  You can easily add to your Accountests purchase:

  • CA Public Practice test + Personality profile $590
  • CA Public Practice test + Ability - Critical Reasoning test $445
  • CA Public Practice test + Personality Profile + Critical Reasoning test $760

Use the 'Additional Testing Options' menu on the top right of this page to select the bundle you need.  The Accountest link will arrive immediately.  The links for the personality and ability tests need to be specifically ordered, so will arrive within 4 business hours.