Anyone can write a resume but testing your applicants Quick Books Skills is the only way to know if you know your prospect has the knowledge you are looking for. Replace an unqualified bookkeeper, re-run an ad, re-interview, more training and additional time to clean up what the prior bookkeeper did incorrectly, additional CPA fees, and possibly fines and penalties. And last but not least a lot of Frustration!
The tests are designed with you and the test takers time taken into consideration. There are free tests online that have 10 questions- I felt that wasn’t enough questions to get an accurate picture of the test takers knowledge. There are 60 questions and more online also but I felt that would be too time consuming for both parties.
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Why should I test?
4 years ago it took testing 2 applicants to find a qualified bookkeeper.
Currently it takes testing 4 – 5 applicants to get one with general accounting knowledge.
The odds without testing that you are going to make the right choice are slim as anyone can write a resume but testing is the only way to know your applicant has the knowledge you are looking for.
What does testing save me?
Replace an unqualified bookkeeper, re-run an ad, re-interview, more training and additional time to clean up what the prior bookkeeper did incorrectly, additional CPA fees, and possibly fines and penalties. And last but not least a lot of Frustration!
Is this test printable?
It is not—for your convenience the tests are taken online and graded for you and the results sent to you immediately upon completion.
What test should I pick?
Analyze what is expected of your bookkeeper—example: if it’s just data entry basic bookkeeping would be a good fit. If you expect them to do all entries including journal entries and more extensive accounting use advanced. If you have questions about which test will best fit your needs feel free to call customer support for guidance.
What type of questions is on the test?
Multiply choice and true or false
How many questions are there?
How do I receive the results?
Results are emailed to you as soon as the test is completed.
Does the applicant see the results also?
No. The only way they can see the results is if you give them the information.
Who grades the tests?
The answers are graded on a scale and are auto generated by the software.
Does the applicant need to take the test in my office?
The test can be taken from any location with internet access.
What is the purpose of a timed test?
To insure the applicant doesn’t have the time to look up the answers.
How does the applicant know how much time they have?
When the test starts it tells them how much time they have to complete it and a clock is running while they are taking the test telling them how much time they have left. All tests are 30 minutes.
What if applicant exceeds the time?
All bookkeeping tests should easily be completed prior to the 30 minute time frame if the applicant knows Quick Books. You will receive the results but be cautious with anyone that exceeds the time frame.
Do I get to see all the test questions?
The questions that were answered incorrectly are the only questions you can see which provides you with the ability to decipher if the question missed is relevant to your business.
Who do I contact if I don’t understand the results?
Call our customer service department for help.