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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
  • Processing Information - compute taxes
  • Getting Information - obtain financial information from individuals
  • Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting, or other tax requirements.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - inspect account books or system for efficiency, effectiveness, or acceptability
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Analyzing Data or Information - analyze financial data

About the test

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
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  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 ($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%:
$42,140 or less
Bottom 25%:
$53,240 or less
Median:
$68,150 (Average)
Top 25%:
$90,670 or more
Top 10%:
$120,910 or more

US Employment Statistics
2014:
1,332,700
2024 (projected):
1,475,100
Annual U.S. Job Openings:49,800

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Clerical
  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Law and Government
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Complex Problem Solving
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Number Facility
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Near Vision
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Expression
Education Requirements
Post-Secondary Certificate:
2%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
5%
Bachelor's Degree:
79%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
3%
Master's Degree:
5%
Professional Degree:
3%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
13%
6 Months - 1 Year:
5%
1 - 2 Years:
2%
2 - 4 Years:
38%
4 - 6 Years:
34%
6 - 8 Years:
6%
More than 10 Years:
2%
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 Analyst, Accounting Bookkeeper, Accounting Consultant, Accounting Manager, Accounting Methods Analyst, Accounting Officer, Accounting Supervisor, Accounting Systems Analyst, Accounting Technician, Asset Analyst, Bank Accountant, Bookkeeper, Budget Accountant, Bursar, Business Analyst, Cash Accountant, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant, Chief Accountant, Controller, Corporate Accountant, Cost Accountant, Cost Accounting Manager, Cost Controller, Finance Director, Financial Accountant, Financial Adviser, Financial Analyst, Financial Reporting Accountant, Financial Systems Analyst, Fiscal Accountant, Forensic Accountant, Fund Accountant, General Accountant, General Ledger Accountant, Industrial Accountant, Inventory Accountant, Key Account Manager, Medical Accountant, Mutual Fund Accountant, Non Profit Financial Controller, Nonprofit Financial Controller, Payroll Accountant, Payroll Analyst, Plant Controller, Procurement Accountant, Project Accountant, Property Accountant, Public Accountant, Railroad Accountant, Reporting Analyst, Revenue Accountant, Revenue Manager, Staff Accountant, Systems Accountant, Tax Accountant, Tax Analyst, Tax Associate, Tax Expert, Tax Manager, Tax Preparer, Tax Representative, Traveling Accountant, Traveling Repair Accountant

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  • Make suggestions to increase participation in a company program.
  • Review potential changes in incentive financing plan.
  • Write a short essay.
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