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Accountant / Auditor

Accountant / Auditor

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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A Short Version of this test is available.   What's the Difference?

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Accountant / Auditor (Short)

Accountant / Auditor

Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Prepare detailed reports on audit findings.
  • Report to management about asset utilization and audit results, and recommend changes in operations and financial activities.
  • Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions.
  • Supervise auditing of establishments, and determine scope of investigation required.
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Accountant / Auditor Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Accountant / Auditor test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Financial Accounting Concepts
  • Writing
Personality
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:13-2011.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level Business Finance
O*Net Context:Business and Financial Operations
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$44,480 or less
Bottom 25%:
$55,900 or less
Median:
$71,550 (Average)
Top 25%:
$94,340 or more
Top 10%:
$124,450 or more

US Employment Statistics
2019:
1,436,100
2029 (projected):
1,497,900
Annual U.S. Job Openings:125,700

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Economics and Accounting
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Law and Government
  • Clerical
  • Computers and Electronics
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Complex Problem Solving
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Number Facility
  • Written Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Oral Comprehension

Alternate Titles for this Role: Account Auditor, Accountant, Accounting Auditor, Accounting Consultant, Accounting Methods Analyst, Accounting Officer, Accounting Systems Analyst, Asset Analyst, Audit Associate, Audit Partner, Auditor, Auditor-In-Charge, Bank Accountant, Budget Accountant, Bursar, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), City Auditor, Compliance Analyst, Compliance Auditor, Compliance Coordinator, Corporate Accountant, Cost Accountant, County Auditor, Data Processing Auditor, Field Auditor, Financial Accountant, Financial Auditor, Financial Systems Analyst, Forensic Accountant, Fund Accountant, General Accountant, General Ledger Accountant, Industrial Accountant, Information Systems Auditor, Insurance Auditor, Internal Auditor, Inventory Accountant, Inventory Auditor, Medical Accountant, Medical Auditor, Mutual Fund Accountant, Payroll Analyst, Payroll Auditor, Project Accountant, Property Accountant, Public Accountant, Quality Control Auditor, Railroad Accountant, Railroad Auditor, Revenue Accountant, Revenue Audit Clerk, Revenue Tax Specialist, Staff Accountant, Staff Auditor, Tax Accountant, Tax Associate, Tax Auditor, Tax Professional, Tax Specialist, Traveling Accountant, Traveling Auditor, Traveling Repair Accountant

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Complete cost-analysis of in-house and out-sourced work.
  • Analyze feedback and recommend steps to increase employee participation.
  • Determine whether to lease or buy equipment.
  • Review incentive financing.
  • Make a purchasing recommendation.
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