“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
Chartered Accountant (Public Practice) Test
The New Zealand Chartered Accountant (Public Practice) Test is designed for candidates who are Chartered Accountant (CA or CPA) 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. Also see the Part Qualified (Public Practice) Accountant Test for roles requiring a lower level of technical skills.
This test covers four core accounting activities:
- Financial Reporting
- Core Accounting
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
What our clients are saying
"The abilities being shown by the recruited candidate correlates with the outcome of their test, and they are progressing and delivering to expectations"
"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"
"We now use these tests to assess all potential accounting staff as part of our recruitment process."
"The candidates that do well in the test certainly seem to be our better performers."
"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."
"The tool was great and formed a good part of the pre-employment process for us."
"The Public Sector Test was pivotal in validating our hiring decision. The reporting was clear and we were able to pick out the criteria of greatest interest to us"