Accounting Clerk Test

Accounting clerk tests help hiring teams assess whether a candidate has the relevant skills and expertise to be a successful accounting clerk.

  • What is an accounting clerk test?

    An accounting clerk test is used to assess whether a candidate has the necessary core and soft skills to succeed in a role. Employers can use this test in the early stages of the hiring process to ensure they proceed with the most skilled applicants for their accounting positions.

    Each candidate is evaluated by a series of multiple-choice questions. The accounting clerk test measures an individual's numeracy and accuracy skills, as well as their ability to think critically and solve situational accounting-based problems.

    A high score on this test suggests the candidate is likely to surpass minimum requirements and expectations in this role.

About the Accounting Clerk Test

An accounting clerk’s job is to work within the wider accounting team, assisting accountants and senior accountants with clerical duties such as compiling financial statements and reports, keeping books up to date, paying wages, identifying financial irregularities, and improving the accuracy of the department.

The accounting clerk skills test assesses whether candidates for an accounting clerk role possess the required level of understanding of basic accounting terminology, numeracy, problem-solving and communication skills, and attention to detail.

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  • Why should you use an accounting clerk test for recruiting?

    Of course, you want to shortlist the most suitable candidates for your accounting clerk position. But differentiating between applicants based on their resumes alone can seem impossible, particularly as many of them will boast a similar level of experience.

    An accounting clerk test removes this challenge and gives companies the ability to distribute skills tests to large numbers of candidates and receive comparative data to analyse. The results will give a clear and unbiased insight into how well-suited each candidate is, creating a streamlined hiring process.

    The test will highlight how adept a candidate is with essential skills required of an accounting clerk such as a strong numerical aptitude and good attention to detail. It also measures their computer skills, data management, strongest communication styles, and critical thinking capacity.

    Applicants that meet the requirements of the role can be shortlisted, while those who do not display the necessary skills can be discarded.

    An accounting clerk test could be useful to test accounting skills for the following roles:

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Results for the Accounting Clerk Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses accounting clerk skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable (e.g. Microsoft Excel), soft skills (e.g. teamwork), aptitude (e.g. numerical reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. integrity). The results present a holistic view of how well-suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be an accounting clerk were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our accounting clerk test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.


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Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain

Accounting Clerk Test FAQs

Is the accounting clerk test difficult?

Picked's test for accounting clerks aims to test whether a candidate’s numeracy, attention to detail and problem-solving skills are in line with what you'd expect from a junior accounting professional. So you are able to find candidates with raw talent, rather than perceived experience.

What should an accounting clerk know?

To be successful, an accounting clerk will need to know: the basics of accounting to effectively conduct their job responsibilities; how to follow and implement procedures; how to apply mathematical reasoning to real-life scenarios; and how to communicate with other colleagues and partners.

What is the cost for Picked’s accounting clerk test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can find here. If you need something a little more bespoke, get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

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Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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