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Accountant / Auditor
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment
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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:
  • Interacting With Computers - use spreadsheet software
  • Maintain or examine the records of government agencies.
  • Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
  • Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Review accounts for discrepancies and reconcile differences.
  • Prepare adjusting journal entries.
  • Getting Information - obtain financial information from individuals
  • 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
  • Multitasking
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • Writing
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
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
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2018)
Bottom 10%:
$43,650 or less
Bottom 25%:
$55,070 or less
Median:
$70,500 (Average)
Top 25%:
$92,910 or more
Top 10%:
$122,840 or more

US Employment Statistics
2018:
1,424,000
2028 (projected):
1,514,700
Annual U.S. Job Openings:146,000

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Clerical
  • English Language
  • Law and Government
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Computers and Electronics
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Monitoring
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Oral Expression
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Number Facility
  • Near Vision
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Expression
Education Requirements
Some College:
20%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
7%
Bachelor's Degree:
21%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
4%
6 Months - 1 Year:
11%
1 - 2 Years:
4%
2 - 4 Years:
24%
4 - 6 Years:
3%
6 - 8 Years:
3%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Accountant, Accountant Manager, Accounting Consultant, Accounting Manager, Accounting Methods Analyst, Accounting Officer, Accounting Supervisor, Accounting Systems Analyst, Asset Analyst, Bank Accountant, Budget Accountant, Bursar, Business Analyst, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Corporate Accountant, Cost Accountant, Cost Accounting Manager, Financial Accountant, Forensic Accountant, Fund Accountant, General Accountant, General Ledger Accountant, Industrial Accountant, Inventory Accountant, Medical Accountant, Mutual Fund Accountant, Project Accountant, Property Accountant, Public Accountant, Railroad Accountant, Reporting Analyst, Revenue Accountant, Staff Accountant, Tax Accountant, Traveling Accountant, Traveling Repair Accountant, Accountant, Accountant Manager, Accounting Consultant, Accounting Manager, Accounting Methods Analyst, Accounting Officer, Accounting Supervisor, Accounting Systems Analyst, Asset Analyst, Bank Accountant, Budget Accountant, Bursar, Business Analyst, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Corporate Accountant, Cost Accountant, Cost Accounting Manager, Financial Accountant, Forensic Accountant, Fund Accountant, General Accountant, General Ledger Accountant, Industrial Accountant, Inventory Accountant, Medical Accountant, Mutual Fund Accountant, Project Accountant, Property Accountant, Public Accountant, Railroad Accountant, Reporting Analyst, Revenue Accountant, Staff Accountant, Tax Accountant, Traveling Accountant, 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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