Accounting & Bookkeeping Skills Testing


We cover many forms of skills testing for accounting & bookkeeping roles. Some of these are listed below.

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Accounting Terminology - Advanced The subject being tested is accounting terminology for individuals that are quite familiar with accounting and have worked with client data for at least two years. It is not applicable to individuals who are not familiar with the process of producing a financial statement. The topics covered are financial statement terms, payroll terms, basic accounting terms, and general ledger terms.  

Accounting Terminology - Basic This test assesses the candidate's knowledge of Accounting Terminology and is for individuals that are familiar with accounting and have worked with client data for at least a year. It is not applicable to individuals who are not familiar with the process of producing a financial statement. The topics covered are financial statement terms, payroll terms, basic accounting terms, and general ledger terms.

Accounts Payable The Accounts Payable assessment tests the knowledge of an accounts payable clerk or an office associate that has a subsidiary duty in the processing of Accounts Payable. This includes the processing of invoices, purchase orders, and checks. This test primarily focuses on the basic accounting concepts used in the processing of Accounts Payable.  

Accounts Receivable The Accounts Receivable assessment is designed for an Accounts Receivable Clerk Position. Topics include A/R Principles, Credit to Customer, Invoice/Billing Concepts, Journal Entries, Cash Flow, Applying Payments, and Collections.  

ACCPAC Pro Series This ACCPAC Pro Series (which has been renamed Sage Pro ERP) test is designed to measure fundamental knowledge of ACCPAC accounting as well as the principles and terminology used by professional Accountants to manage day-to-day business operations. It will measure the test taker's ability to understand and use the ACCPAC system of menus, messages, and data entry screens associated with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and General Ledger.  

ADP - Payroll ADP - Payroll puts a comprehensive and easy-to-use payroll solution right on the company PC - and supports you with industry-leading software and the system support specialist, allowing the employer to run the payroll process from the company office. ADP payroll processes what the company transmits to them as a matter of payroll information, such as hours worked, payroll periods and employee information in order to generate checks, payroll taxes reports and payroll forms. The ADP Payroll Knowledge test focuses primarily on running the ADP payroll system. Those using ADP Payroll should know principles of payroll, such as wages calculation, methods of payments, payroll deductions, statutory and voluntary deductions, tax depositing and filing and year end reporting in addition to the ADP system. This test is appropriate to administer to people with one or two years experience in payroll and knowledge of ADP Payroll for Windows functions. With some experience in filing and depositing taxes, labor laws, including but not limited to wages compensation, anybody can run successfully the ADP Payroll system from start a new cycle to year end reports.

Advanced Accounting The Advanced Accounting test is designed to screen applicants of approximately three to five years experience in accounting. It covers the areas of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, General Ledger, Financial Analysis, Cost Accounting, and Auditing. Without focusing on a specific software package, the test attempts to focus upon skills used by an accountant in the work environment, and less on the general ledger equivalent of each entry that one would find in an academic test.  

Business Income Tax This test for Business Income Tax is designed to determine the level of tax and accounting knowledge of the test taker. Many of the questions are basic in nature and should be easily handled by someone with as little as one year's experience in the area. Other questions are more detailed and are targeted to those test takers with more experience and who may be pursuing a professional qualification in this area. Topics include Assets, Business Use, Deductions, Inventory, Property, Self-Employment, and Taxes.  

Corporate Tax Accounting The Corporate Tax Accounting test is designed to determine the tax and accounting ability of a candidate who is seeking employment in this field. Many of the questions are basic in nature and should be easily handled by someone with as little as one year's experience in the area. Some of the other questions are more detailed and involved and are targeted to those candidates with more experience who may be pursuing a professional qualification in this area.  

Cost Accounting This Cost Accounting test covers most of the major areas of costing including Process Costing and Standard Costing. This assessment covers the cost accounting subject matter of which candidates with as little as 6 months experience should be aware. More advanced level topics are included to determine those candidates with more experience as well as those who are pursuing a professional qualification in Managerial Accounting. Specific topics covered include, but are not limited to; product costing, general costs, manufacturing costs and break even points.  

Fixed Assets A Fixed Asset is a long-term, tangible asset that is not expected to be liquidated in the current or upcoming fiscal year. The Fixed Assets assessment's topics includes identifying items classification on Balance Sheets vs. Income Statements, Expenses vs. Assets, and more. The majority of questions are very straightforward for the candidate who has at least one year's experience in accounting.  

General Accounting The General Accounting assessment is designed to thoroughly test a candidate's level of knowledge of Accounting principles, concepts, and terminology. This test is aimed at basic office accounting personnel, clerks with 1 to 2 years of experience, new accounting graduates, and financial accounting personnel. Its coverage ranges from basic accounting principles such as debits, credits, adjusting entries to more advanced accounting, such as financial statements, investing, and operating activities.  

General Ledger Knowledge The General Ledger Knowledge test seeks to determine the knowledge level of a candidate seeking employment in the field of accounting. The questions on this test range in difficulty from basic, which a candidate with as little as one year's experience should be able to answer, to questions which are more challenging and will probably only be answered correctly by those candidates with more experience or those who are seeking professional qualifications in accounting. The balance between basic, intermediate and advanced level questions provides an adequate reflection of a candidate's knowledge base. The test is designed to be relevant to candidates who have worked with either manual or computerized systems, as well as a combination of the two.  

Individual Income Tax The Individual Income Tax test covers a broad range of topics such as income, deductions, exemptions, filing status, and credits. This test is appropriate to administer to those who have an in-depth knowledge of preparing individual income tax returns and over one year of experience.

JD Edwards The JD Edwards test is intended to test the knowledge of the test taker in working with JD Edwards on a day to day basis. Such topical areas addressed are journal entry manipulation, general JD Edwards movements, model journal entries, G/L research, batch approval and posting as well as intercompany transactions.  

MAS 90 - Bookkeeping Mas 90 Bookkeeping is an all around program that is easy to use and very flexible. Mas 90 includes various accounting modules for easy processing of data. Each module forms a complete, flexible and accurate accounting software system. An example of some of the modules included are General Ledger, which streamlines the bookkeeping and accounting transactions while providing an unlimited selection of financial reporting capabilities. The next module is Accounts Receivable which is used to track receivables, prepare invoices and billing from within the system, create customer statements as needed, plan and prepare cash flow and statements and provides extensive reporting features as well. Another module is Accounts Payable which can be used to set up accounting by department or division, audit all changes, print vendor checks within the system, and use multiple bank accounts. The next module is Bank Reconciliation which can drastically simplify your monthly reconciliation process as well as detect any errors and unrecorded transactions between your books and bank statements. Those using Mas 90 Bookkeeping and it's various modules should know principles of accounting, such as data entry and write up procedures, processing of financial statements, billing methods and payment processing methods, payroll procedures and deduction processing in addition to the Mas 90 system. This test is appropriate to administer to people with one or two years experience in accounting and knowledge of Mas 90 Bookkeeping for Windows functions, with some experience in Accounts Payables and Receivables. With continued use, anybody can master the use-friendly modules in Mas 90 and process professional reports which can be tailored to suit everyone's needs.  

MYOB Accounting Plus This MYOB Accounting Plus assessment is designed to measure general skills and knowledge of a user to create invoices, purchase orders, manage inventory and generally operate a small business using MYOB. Tasks include setting up MYOB for chart of accounts, balances, cards, inventory, purchasing, selling, invoicing, payments, reconciliation, reports, and business activity statements. The assessment measures the test taker's ability to manage common day-to-day business events using various tools within the software and is appropriate for beginners to one year of experience.  

Partnership Tax Accounting The Partnership Tax Accounting test covers accounting, tax, and strategic issues in partnerships. Specific topical areas include distributing partnership income, amortization, guaranteed payments, and filing partnership returns. The test is appropriate for those applying for positions as a partnership tax accountant. The questions vary between basic, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Payroll Clerk The Payroll assessment measures knowledge of administration and calculation of payroll. It assesses the test taker's knowledge of basic payroll principles including calculating wages, federal taxes, and basic payroll regulations. It is designed for clerical workers and bookkeepers who are responsible for payroll.  

Payroll Management The Payroll Management test focuses on commonly used phrases, terminology, and methodologies used in payroll processes. Specifically, it addresses such topics as legal issues, regulating agencies, taxation, payroll and compensation calculations, among others. Included are items of basic, intermediate, and advanced level knowledge that may be employed in assessing the skill level of those working in the field.

Peachtree 2007 This Peachtree 2007 assessment evaluates a user's knowledge on a range of topics with an emphasis on the understanding and operation of the software. Areas focused on include vendors, payroll, the general ledger, reports and forms, banking, financial statements, and accounts payable and receivable. This test is developed for Peachtree 2007 users with a minimum of one year's experience with the program.  

Peachtree Accounting 2003 Peachtree Accounting software is one of the most widely used accounting packages for small businesses. It is available off-the-shelf with the most commonly used accounting modules, including general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, inventory and job costing. This test is appropriate to administer to those who are expected to work with Peachtree Accounting software, within the structure of their job description.

QuickBooks Pro 2005 QuickBooks Pro 2005 is accounting software used primarily by medium sized businesses. This test is designed to cover basic bookkeeping functions and should be administered to accountants, accounts payable and receivable, and general bookkeepers responsible for maintaining computerized financial information. Skills such as paying bills, creating checks, generating reports and setting up accounts are evaluated.  

QuickBooks Pro 2006 QuickBooks Pro 2006 is accounting software used by businesses and companies to keep track of their finances. This test is designed to cover basic bookkeeping functions for users of the QuickBooks Pro 2006 software. Skills such as paying bills, creating checks, knowing what feature to use in a situation, generating reports, and setting up accounts are evaluated.  

QuickBooks Pro 2008 This QuickBooks Pro 2008 assessment is meant to test the skill and aptitude of accounting assistants, financial assistants, accounting clerks, and other QuickBooks users. It focuses on the general understanding needed to properly function within the QuickBooks Pro 2008 application environment as well as some specific areas that pertain to more advanced users. This test covers a broad range of categories, including Setting up a Company, Accounts Payable and Receivable, Items and Inventory, Purchase Orders, Utilizing the QuickBooks Report Center, File Back-up and Restoration, Working with QuickBooks Lists, Working with Bank Accounts, and a number of other topics. This assessment is appropriate for experienced QuickBooks Pro 2008 users that have used the software for over a year.  

QuickBooks Pro 2009 This QuickBooks Pro 2009 test is designed to assess all skill levels for QuickBooks Pro 2009 users. The results of this test will identify the level of comprehension of essential accounting principles and also identify a candidate's understanding of how to operate this software. Topics include using QuickBooks Pro 2009 for accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, invoicing, purchasing, and more. This assessment is appropriate for candidates that have at least a year's experience with QuickBooks Pro 2009.

QuickBooks Pro 2010 This QuickBooks Pro 2010 assessment covers the knowledge a QuickBooks Pro 2010 user should possess for day-to-day use of the QuickBooks Pro accounting software. Test takers will be asked about how to use QuickBooks to perform specific tasks and the crediting and debiting of accounts along with a few general accounting questions. Topics include payroll, the general ledger, data entry, using the home page, reports, and proper procedures.

QuickBooks Pro 2011 This QuickBooks Pro 2011 test has been designed to measure the basic accounting and bookkeeping concepts involved with QuickBooks. This test will assess a test taker's ability to manage day-to-day business transactions using the functions available within QuickBooks Pro 2011. Topics covered by this test include QuickBooks features and procedures, general accounting principles, sales, company details, and accounts receivable and payable. This assessment is appropriate for Accounting Assistants, Financial Assistants and Accounting Clerks with at least a year or more of QuickBooks Pro 2011 experience.

QuickBooks Pro 2012 This QuickBooks Pro 2012 test has been designed to measure the basic accounting and bookkeeping concepts involved with QuickBooks. Topics covered by this test include new QuickBooks features and procedures, payroll, the general ledger, vendors, information and transaction entry, company set up, the Lead Center, and reports. This assessment is appropriate for Accounting Assistants, Financial Assistants and Accounting Clerks with at least a year or more of QuickBooks Pro 2012 experience.

QuickBooks Pro 2013 This QuickBooks Pro 2013 test has been designed to measure the basic accounting and bookkeeping concepts involved with QuickBooks. Topics covered by this test include new QuickBooks Pro 2013 features, information and transaction entry, reports and accounts, customers, and payroll. This assessment is appropriate for Accounting Assistants, Financial Assistants and Accounting Clerks with at least a year or more of QuickBooks Pro 2013 experience.

Quicken 2003 Basic Quicken Basic 2003 is accounting software used primarily by individuals and small companies. This test is designed for anyone who needs to use Quicken to perform basic bookkeeping functions. Skills such as paying bills, creating checks, generating reports and setting up accounts are evaluated.

Quicken 2012 This Quicken 2012 test has been designed to assess a test taker's knowledge and understanding of using the Quicken software. Topics covered by this test include account set up, data security, planning, bank, customer and vendor invoices, reports, and Quicken features. This assessment is appropriate for Quicken 2012 users with at least a year or more experience.

Quicken 2013 This Quicken 2013 test has been designed to assess a test taker's knowledge and understanding of the Quicken software. Topics covered by this test include billing and payments, accounts, categories and transactions, reports and graphs, and general Quicken knowledge. This assessment is appropriate to administer to Quicken 2013 users with at least a year or more experience.  

Sage Line 50 This Sage Line 50 assessment focuses on basic and traditional bookkeeping procedures and measures a test taker's ability to manage daily business activities using the various tools within the software. The topic areas covered include journals, ledgers, invoices, bank reconciliation, setting up accounts, VAT, and everyday tasks. This test is appropriate for experienced Sage Line 50 users with more than one year's experience using the software.

Sage Line 50 v12 This Sage Line 50 v12 assessment focuses on basic and traditional bookkeeping procedures and measures a test taker's ability to manage daily business activities using the various tools within the software. The topics covered include troubleshooting, reports, customers and suppliers, VAT, bank, and various other areas. This test is appropriate for experienced Sage Line 50 v12 users with more than one year's experience using the software.

Sage MAS 90/200 This is an assessment on SAGE MAS 90/200 and is based on the default settings for the software. Candidates will be tested on their knowledge of tabs and information location as well as the general ledger, bank reconciliation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll modules. The target audience for the following test would be individuals that have worked with SAGE MAS 90/200 and its various modules for at least a year.

Sage Peachtree Pro 2012 This Sage Peachtree Pro 2012 test measures the adequate knowledge and skills needed by the test taker to operate the Peachtree software efficiently. Topics covered on this test include accounts payable and receivable, banking, reports, setting up a company, chart of accounts, and performing tasks in Peachtree. This test is appropriate for test takers that have a year or more experience with Sage Peachtree Pro 2012.

Sage Simply Accounting Pro 2012 This Sage Simply Accounting Pro 2012 test has been drafted to evaluate a test-taker's level of familiarity with this accounting software. The topics covered on this assessment include accounts payable and receivable, accounting concepts, reports, data files and maintenance, and using Simply Accounting features. It is appropriate to administer this test to Simply Accounting Pro 2012 users with a year or more experience.

Simply Accounting 2006 The Simply Accounting 2006 assessment is designed to measure a user's knowledge of common features of the software. It will also measure the user's ability to update and maintain various bookkeeping tasks within a generic company that's already set up while challenging bookkeeping knowledge. (This test is country 'generic' - applicable to both the U.S. and Canada. Simply Accounting Release 13.0D was used in creating questions.)

Simply Accounting 2010 The Simply Accounting 2010 assessment is designed to measure a user's knowledge of common features of the Simply Accounting software, basic bookkeeping tasks, and principles. Topics include accounts receivable, the general ledger, reports, Simply Accounting fundamentals, invoicing, and the information required to setup accounts.

Sample Questions

According to business rules, which of the following actions would be recorded as a debit?

A an amount of money deposited into an account
B an entry showing an expense in a record of accounts
C an amount of money taken out of a cash account
D A and B
E B and C

Which of the following best describes the function of a Balance Sheet? It is a statement of...  

A debits at a particular time period
B credits at a particular time period
C debits and credits at a particular time period

Which of the following would best describe a partnership?

A a legal entity independent from any of its owners
B an entity with two or more owners that has a separate legal status
C an entity with two or more owners that does not have a separate legal status

What are journal entries that bring the accounts up to date at the end of the accounting period called?

A closing entries
B adjusting entries
C income summary entries
D bank account entries

Which of the following best describes the duties of an Accounts Payable (AP) department?

A recording monies owed to the company
B recording of debits
C recording of credits
D A and B
E B and C

Which of the following describes the duties of an Accounts Receivable (AR) department?

A records monies owed to the company
B records credits
C records monies the company owes to other companies
D A and B
E B and C

The organisation that sets accounting standards for organisations in Australia is the...

A ...Australian Tax Office.
B ...CPA, Australia.
C ...Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
D ...Australian Accounting Standards Board.

Which of the following is the correct entry to replenish a petty cash fund?

A debit petty cash; credit cash
B debit cash; credit petty cash
C debit various expense accounts; credit petty cash
D debit various expense accounts; credit cash

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are designed to...

A ...protect the interests of management.
B ...protect the interests of investors or other stakeholders.
C ...provide the comparable worldwide accounting standards.
D ...protect the owners of private firms.

Which of the following best describes an "audit"?

A an inventory check
B a checks and balances system
C a formal and thorough statement of goods and services
D an assessment of gains
E a formal and thorough examination of financial accounts

What is the financial ratio used to assess a company's liquidity?

A Debtor's turnover Ratio
B Balance Sheet Ratio
C Current Ratio
D Working Capital Ratio

A liability that has been incurred but has not been recorded in the accounts is known as an...

A ...overpayment.
B ...asset.
C ...contingent liability.
D ...accrued liability.

A Petty Cash fund is...

A ...used to pay small amounts.
B ...reimbursed when the amount of money in the fund is at a predetermined minimum amount.
C ...set up by estimating the amount of cash needed over a specified period for disbursement.
D A and C
E All of the above

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