Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Identify high-performing leaders who can effectively evaluate, strategize and communicate financial activities for your organization’s stakeholders.

Pre-Employment Test

Purpose: The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Test can help you get the information you need to make a good hire by providing information about a candidate’s analytic, problem-solving and strategic-thinking abilities. Best-fit candidates will be ethical, assertive, driven and effective communicators, capable of instilling confidence.

About the Test: This test takes approximately 75 minutes to complete and contains three parts:

  • An untimed personality assessment
  • A untimed test of general cognitive aptitude (includes verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning)
  • Open-ended statements to which the candidate has to type in a short answer

Target group: We recommend using this test for the following positions: CFO, Director of Finance, Vice President of Finance, Comptroller and any senior-level executive responsible for the financial actions and management of an organization.

What the Report Gives You: A graphical display of trait scores, a list of candidate’s narrative responses to the short answer section, a list of strengths and developmental concerns, and suggested interview questions.

Testing Process: Online personality testing can be done from any device with a reliable internet connection. The use of mobile phones is discouraged. Test results are provided immediately.

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 put forth a great deal of effort at work because my real passion is my career.
I come to work and do what is asked of me, but my real enjoyment in life is when I go home.
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 Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Evaluates:

Less Desirable Behaviors Test Content Desirable Behaviors
Slow learner, overwhelmed with complexity General Cognitive Aptitude Quick learner, handles challenging tasks well
Argumentative, critical, demeaning Agreeableness Pleasant, easy going, respectful
Does not want to be responsible for the work of others. Assertive Leadership Comfortable directing and controlling work of others.
Fails to live up to promises Conscientiousness / Dependability Reliable, dependable
More concerned about self
than customers. Stingy
with time and service
Customer Service Responsiveness Concerned about customer
satisfaction, giving and helpful
Fails to live up to promises Dependability Reliable, dependable
Overreacts to stress, gets upset easily Emotional Stability / Resilience Calm, level-headed, handles stress well
Prefers to have predictable responsibilities Flexibility / Adaptability Doesn’t mind quick shifts in assignments
More focused on facts, tasks and results than employee feelings or job satisfaction Human Relations Management / Managerial Human Relations Show an active interest in the opinions and motivations of subordinates; enjoys mentoring and development.
Direct, blunt, revealing Impression Management / Image Management Diplomatic, interpersonally sensitive
Bends rules to suit own purposes Integrity Strong moral code
Simplistic thoughts, negative attitudes, grammatical mistakes Open-ended short answer-Manager Articulate, meaningful comments, expresses positive attitudes, no grammatical mistakes
Finds fault easily, negative attitudes Optimism / Enthusiasm Believes In positive future, good motivator
Does not use time well, disorganized Orderliness Tidy, neat, organized
Lacks confidence in own decisions Self-Confidence Confident of own decisions
Does not stay on top of tasks that have been assigned to others Task Structuring Stays on top of details that have been assigned to others
Doesn’t want to coordinate with others Teamwork Able to coordinate and work cooperatively
Does the minimum Work Drive Willing to go the extra mite


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