Accounts Payable & Receivable Test

Our Accounts Payable & Receivable test identifies the right accounting department clerk to process your ingoing and outgoing accounts with high accuracy.

Pre-Employment Test

Purpose: Test your next AP/AR candidates for their ability to manage tasks such as balancing your company’s general ledger, managing payroll, tracking delinquent accounts, keeping accurate records, and complying with legal requirements. Best fit candidates should be ethical, orderly and detail-minded, comfortable working alone or with others, tolerant of routine, and able to communicate with employees, customers and business managers.

About the Test: The Accounts Payable & Receivable test, also known as the Bookkeeping test, should take approximately 75 minutes to complete. It consists of 5 parts:

  • An untimed personality test
  • An untimed basic accounting math test
  • An untimed Microsoft Excel proficiency test (version 2010, with the ribbon menus)
  • An untimed test of general cognitive aptitude (equally divided among verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning)
  • A timed test of perceptual speed & accuracy.

Testing Process: Online personality testing provides immediate reporting. Proctoring is desirable but not required.

Options: Contact us to learn how we can customize the test content for your hiring process or the way information is presented in the report to meet your specifications.

Sample Personality Item:

For the statement 
on the left
I feel very strongly about it
I feel it describes me most of the time
I can’t decide between the two statements
I feel it describes me most of the time
I feel very strongly about it
For the statement 
on the right
I prefer to let others take the initiative to get things going when projects are stalled.
I prefer to take the initiative to get things going when projects are stalled.
Sample Question for Accounting & Bookkeeping Math Test

What is the decimal version of ¼?

(A) .40 (B) .44 (C) .25 (D) .14 (E) .60

Sample Question for Clerical Speed & Accuracy Test (aka Perceptual Speed & Accuracy Test)


Yes       No


Sample Question for Excel Proficiency

(NOTE: The spreadsheet referenced in this question is not provided here)

What formula would you use if you wanted to find out Sandra Martin’s average monthly sales for the third quarter?

(A) =SUM(B8:D8)/3
(B) =(B8:D8)/3
(C) SUM(B8:D8)/3
(D) =SUM(B8-D8)/3

Sample Questions for General Cognitive Aptitude Test

Sample verbal reasoning item: House is to dwelling as car is to ____________.

(A) transportation
(B) traveling
(C) speed
(D) automobile
(E) mechanical

Sample numerical reasoning item: Which number comes next in this series? 3 6 9 19 22 25

(A) 32
(B) 35
(C) 52
(D) 15
(E) 28

Sample abstract reasoning item: Which figure would come next in the series?

(Sample questions differ from actual test appearance and do not contain real test content.)

The Accounts Payable & Receivable Test Evaluates:

Less Desirable Behaviors Test Content Desirable Behaviors
Slow to learn, needs simple tasks General Mental Ability Quick learner, solves problems
Slow / lots of mistakes Math Skills Faster / few mistakes
Needs a lot of Excel training Excel Knowledge Has basic Excel proficiency
Slow clerical processing Perceptual Speed & Accuracy Fast clerical processing
Argumentative Agreeableness Easy to get along with; nice
Timid, lacks courage to confront subjects Assertiveness Willing to offer opinions and debate different options
Chafes at having to do tasks by procedure Comfort with Procedures Likes procedure-based tasks
Fails to live up to promises Conscientious Dependable, reliable
Doesn’t like detailed tasks Detail-Minded Likes working on detailed tasks
Overreacts to stress, gets upset easily Emotional Resilience Calm, level-headed, handles stress well
Tends to use rules for their own benefit Integrity Strong moral values
Cares mainly about salary and perks Intrinsic Motivation Enjoys coming to work
Lacks enthusiasm, may give up easily Optimism Cheerful, “can-do” attitude
Disorganized, careless Orderliness Organized, neat
Doesn’t want to have to deal with people Sociability Likes people involvement at work
Bored with procedure-based tasks Tolerance of Mundane Work Likes procedure-based tasks
Doesn’t want to coordinate with others Teamwork Able to coordinate and work cooperatively
Does the minimum Work Drive Willing to go the extra mile


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