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Clerk - Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing
Clerk - Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Clerk - Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing

Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers - use computers to enter, access or retrieve data
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Perform personal bookkeeping services.
  • Prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to banks.
  • Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers.
  • Debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.

About the test

The HR Avatar Clerk - Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing 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 Clerk - Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing 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.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Data Entry
  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  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:43-3031.00
Simulation Context:Lower-Level Administrative
O*Net Context:Office and Administrative Support
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$23,880 or less
Bottom 25%:
$30,640 or less
$38,390 (Average)
Top 25%:
$48,440 or more
Top 10%:
$59,630 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$11.48 or less
Bottom 25%:
$14.73 or less
$18.46 (Average)
Top 25%:
$23.29 or more
Top 10%:
$28.67 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:17,260

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Clerical
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Near Vision
  • Oral Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Number Facility
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
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: Account Administrator, Account Clerk, Account Information Clerk, Account Receivable Clerk, Accountant, Accountant Assistant, Accountant Clerk, Accountant Helper, Accounting Analyst, Accounting Assistant, Accounting Associate, Accounting Bookkeeper, Accounting Clerk, Accounting Coordinator, Accounting Manager, Accounting Representative, Accounting Specialist, Accounting Technician, Accounts Payable Administrator, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Payable Coordinator, Accounts Payable Manager, Accounts Payable Representative, Accounts Payable Specialist, Accounts Payables Clerk, Accounts Receivable Assistant, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Advice Clerk, Amortization Clerk, Audit Clerk, Audit Control Clerk, Auditing Clerk, Auditor Sales, Balance Clerk, Bank Reconciliator, Billing Checker, Billing Clerk, Bond Clerk, Book Keeper, Booking Clerk, Bookkeeper, Bookkeeper and Clerk, Bookkeeper Assistant, Bookkeeping Clerk, Budget Clerk, Budget Technician, Canceling and Cutting Control Clerk, Cash Accounting Clerk, Cash Register Balancer, Chart Calculator, Chart Changer, Chart Clerk, Chart Computer, Chart Picker, Chart Reader, Chart Snatcher, Check Clerk, Check Out Clerk, Check Processing Clerk, Chief Wheelage Clerk, Classification Analyst, Classification Control Clerk, Classifier, Clearing House Clerk, Clerk Analyst, Clerk and Bookkeeper, Clipman, Collateral and Safekeeping Clerk, Collateral Clerk, Collection Clerk, Commodity Loan Clerk, Computer Bookkeeper, Cost Accountant, Cost Accounting Clerk, Credit Card Clerk, Daily Sales Audit Clerk, Discount Clerk, Distribution Accounting Clerk, Dividend Deposit Voucher Clerk, Document Processor, Electronic Funds Transfer Coordinator, Escrow Agent, Escrow Closer, Export Clerk, Export Documents Clerk, Field Clerk, Figure Clerk, Financial Processing Clerk, Financial Recording Clerk, Fiscal Accounting Clerk, Fiscal Technician, Fixed Capital Clerk, Food and Beverage Controller, Foreclosure Clerk, Foreign Exchange Position Clerk, Full Charge Bookkeeper, General Ledger Bookkeeper, Hotel Auditor, Hotel Night Auditor, Import Export Clerk, Income Auditor, Journal Clerk, Ledger Clerk, Ledger Poster, Letter of Credit Clerk, Margin Clerk, Mortgage Accounting Clerk, Mortgage Loan Computation Clerk, Night Auditor, Office Manager, Office Work and Bookkeeper, Pari Mutuel Ticket Checker, Patient Account Representative, Patient Financial Service Representative, Payment Processor, Payroll Accounting Clerk, Posting Clerk, Price Checker, Price Clerk, Reconcilement Clerk, Reconciliation Analyst, Reconciliation Clerk, Remittance Clerk, Reserves Clerk, Returned Item Clerk, Revenue Audit Clerk, Sales Audit Clerk, Securities Clerk, Staff Accountant, Stock Transfer Clerk, Tonnage Compilation Clerk, Trust Vault Clerk, Typing and Bookkeeper, Typing Bookkeeper, Voucher Clerk, Voucher Examiner

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Proofread a document for errors.
  • Resolve problems in expense reports.
  • Highlight problem areas in funding requests.
  • Communicate maintenance schedules to employees.
  • Register an employee for an event.
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