QuickBooks Test

QuickBooks tests are designed to assess how well candidates are able to use the QuickBooks software package to effectively carry out their role.

  • What is a QuickBooks test?

    A QuickBooks test is an assessment that recruiters can use to determine how competent candidates are using QuickBooks software. The test is designed to determine whether candidates can use and understand the features of QuickBooks to effectively carry out their role with a business or finance function.

    QuickBooks has multiple functionalities, such as inventory management, payroll, expenses tracking, and invoicing. Depending on the role, recruiters can use the test to determine candidates’ familiarity in using the basic features of QuickBooks.

    The test can also be used to determine capability in more advanced functions such as payroll management, creation of custom fields, workflows, and account management for specialist roles.

About the QuickBooks Test

QuickBooks is an accounting and business management software package primarily used by small and medium-sized businesses. Businesses rely on the software to keep track of their finances, whether they are managing their finances in-house or an accounting firm working on behalf of clients.

Given how integral QuickBooks is to the running of an organisation, it is essential to assess candidates’ proficiency in using the software package to ensure they have the skill level needed to carry out their role effectively. The results obtained from the QuickBooks test enable recruiters to shortlist the most suitable candidates, ensuring a successful hiring decision.

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  • Why should you use a QuickBooks test for recruiting?

    When faced with a large number of applicants, it is often difficult to determine a candidate’s ability in using QuickBooks. Many may state they are proficient in using the software, but proficiency levels in all aspects of the package may vary from candidate to candidate. How do you accurately and fairly determine which candidates have the required skill level for the role?

    The Picked QuickBooks test solves this dilemma by providing you with an easy-to-administer and fair way of assessing each candidate’s proficiency in using QuickBooks.

    The test can be used to determine whether candidates are familiar with the QuickBooks package as a whole. Or whether they can use QuickBooks to perform specific accounting or business management tasks as required by the role.

    The results from the test can then be used to compare candidates on their skill level resulting in a fair and transparent way of determining which candidates are suitable for the position. Those who perform well on the test can then move on to the next stage of the process; those who do not can be eliminated.

    When used in the early stages of the recruitment process, the Picked QuickBooks test provides a time and cost-efficient way to objectively shortlist the best candidates, meaning you focus your recruitment efforts on those candidates that demonstrate the skills you require. The test is also beneficial to help shortlist candidates who state the same skill level on paper.

    As QuickBooks is a multi-functional software package with both accounting and business management capabilities, the QuickBooks test can be incorporated into the recruitment process for a variety of roles:

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Results for the QuickBooks 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 QuickBooks skills

In Picked's QuickBooks test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of proficiency, from their ability to navigate the software to processing transactions and producing reports. The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands QuickBooks based on a final test score, which can then be compared to the scores of other applicants.

The multiple-choice questions consist of one correct answer and two to four distractors. The distractors are mostly generic mistakes or misconceptions, which makes the test challenging and helps measure a candidate's proficiency more accurately.

During the development process, the test was rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. It was created and tested by experienced marketers and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying QuickBooks 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 QuickBooks proficiency.

Our software tests are monitored to ensure they are 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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FAQs

What other skills are necessary for QuickBooks?

QuickBooks is an accounting and business management software package. Having an understanding of basic accounting and bookkeeping, along with strong attention to detail and a high level of numeracy, are important. Candidates using QuickBooks also need to demonstrate logical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Is the QuickBooks test difficult?

The QuickBooks test is designed to determine a candidate’s proficiency in using the software package. Candidates who use QuickBooks daily in their roles and are familiar with the package will perform well in the test. Recruiters can use the test to assess their ability to perform specific tasks or determine a candidate’s overall ability to use the software.

Can I try the test for free?

Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we’ll give you unlimited access for 7 days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won’t be charged a penny.

What is the cost for Picked's QuickBooks test?

We believe in simple, transparent pricing. We operate monthly and annual subscriptions so you can pick the perfect plan for you. Don't worry if you're not sure: you can always upgrade or downgrade later, or speak to us to discuss the option of a custom made plan to fit your needs. This is all you ever pay – no set-up or hidden fees.

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