Get a reliable assessment of your candidates current bookkeeping skills and knowledge to enable you to make informed selection decisions by adding an assessment of technical competency to the information gathered through interviews and reference checking.

Accountests was launched to address frequent requests from employers of accountants and bookkeepers for a reliable method of assessing the technical competency of candidates for accounting and bookkeeping roles. These employers experienced the frustration and cost of hiring staff whose actual accounting ability fell significantly short of the abilities claimed on CVs and Resumes and at interview; shortfalls that went undetected in existing selection processes. Adding Accountests to your existing selection process is as easy as it is effective.

The Accountests accountancy and bookkeeping test reports provide you with easily interpreted results to make timely and informed recruitment decisions. Each test is designed and validated in consultation with partner and senior manager level accountants in public practice, large corporate and SME businesses, accounting and bookkeeping professional bodies and the public sector to ensure they meet the needs of all recruiters of accountants.


The difference between a candidate talking about their technical ability in an interview and proving what they can actually do in an objective, skills based test, improves your ability to make strong recruitment decisions.

All tests are reviewed annually and updated to reflect changes to taxation and financial legislation.

The New Zealand bookkeeper test

This test was developed with the assistance of a number of ICNZB members, and is a competency based assessment. The means you will be able to see what level of capability a new staff member or contractor has, compared to the job you need them to do.

To look in more detail or to purchase, follow the link to our webpage for the NZ Bookkeeper Test where you can see some example questions and a sample candidate report.

If you just want to consider the ability of a candidate to understand double entry accounting look at our Basic Double Entry Accounting Test which costs only $40.

20% discount off Accountest tests

ICNZB Members enjoy a permanent 20% discount on all Accountests products, meaning you can assess bookkeeper job candidates for just $120.

To access the discount code, please refer to the Practice Support Perk section in the member app.

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