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Clerk - Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing
Clerk - Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing
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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:
  • Perform personal bookkeeping services.
  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  • Prepare and process payroll information.
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to banks.
  • Compute deductions for income and social security taxes.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.

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
  • MS Excel (2019)
Personality
  • 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 (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
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 (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$24,600 or less
Bottom 25%:
$31,400 or less
Median:
$39,240 (Average)
Top 25%:
$49,360 or more
Top 10%:
$60,670 or more

Hourly US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$11.83 or less
Bottom 25%:
$15.10 or less
Median:
$18.87 (Average)
Top 25%:
$23.73 or more
Top 10%:
$29.17 or more

US Employment Statistics
2016:
1,730,500
2026 (projected):
1,705,300
Annual U.S. Job Openings:186,400

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Clerical
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Administration and Management
  • Education and Training
Top Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Time Management
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Near Vision
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Oral Expression
  • Number Facility
  • Problem Sensitivity
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
6%
High School Diploma:
41%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
21%
Some College:
5%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
9%
Bachelor's Degree:
12%
Master's Degree:
7%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
2%
Less than 1 Month:
4%
1 - 3 Months:
6%
3 - 6 Months:
7%
6 Months - 1 Year:
13%
1 - 2 Years:
21%
2 - 4 Years:
22%
4 - 6 Years:
24%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.


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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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