Accountant Staff Selector

To evaluate the administrative and intellectual skills necessary
To evaluate the administrative and intellectual skills necessary for successful performance as an Accountant.

General description
The test, from which a four-page report is provided to the client, consists of instruments measuring the following:

numerical skills
attention to detail
problem solving and logic ability
reading comprehension
spreadsheet simulation
verbal fluency
bookkeeping skills

Job criteria measured
Facility with numbers, files codes, symbols and simple arithmetic
Attention to detail with words, numbers and symbols
Ability to problem solve, conceptualize, foresee and plan
Ability to read and understand the English language
Ability to use a spreadsheet
Ability to think of words rapidly, to write, or talk without searching for the right word
Basic mathematical skills
Ability to analyze rules
Ability to determine specific relationships
Ability to sort data
Ability to work with symbols when solving problems
Familiarity with basic bookkeeping materials and problems.

Positions for which the test is appropriate
This test is used to pre-screen job applicants and in-house personnel in the following positions:

Junior Accountant

Test administration
The test requires only clerical supervision to administer and takes 66 minutes to complete. Each section should be administered separately and timed precisely. Section 7 is optional, depending on the job description. Candidates should be given the tests in a relatively quiet environment. More than one person can be tested at one time. It is important that the timed tests be timed to the second.

Walden Personnel Testing & Consulting Inc., 100-4115 Sherbrooke W., Montreal, PQ H3Z 1K9. Tel: 800-361-4908; Fax: 514-989-9934.