Finance Assistant Test

By administering a finance assistant test, businesses can quickly and easily identify qualified candidates for the position.

  • What is a finance assistant skills test?

    Finance assistant tests are a practical assessment of an individual's skills and abilities to be a finance assistant. The test comprises several questions, such as multiple choice or case study questions.

    It requires candidates to use abilities such as time management, organisational skills, or analytical thinking to select the correct answer.

    This online, timed test then helps recruiters determine which candidates in their applicant pool have what it takes to be successful in the role.

    Candidates that score highly on the test are likely to perform well as finance assistants, meaning employers can identify these candidates and progress them to the later stages of the recruitment process.

Identify the best candidates and hire faster

Our pre-employment tests let you drill down to the best candidates at the click of a button.

  • Find those candidates who will excel in the role.

    Select the assessments that match the skills or behaviours for the position. You can test for software or coding competency, soft skills like teamwork, or personality traits, to be sure those who pass have high potential.

  • Reduce costs and time.

    No more laborious sifting of resumes or cover letters. Pick your ideal assessment mix, invite your applicants to take them, see the results in your dashboard. Get to the interview stage fast.

  • Eliminate bias.

    All your candidates take the assessments on a level playing field. Only their results determine whether they get shortlisted.

  • What are the benefits of using the finance assistant skills test for pre-screening?

    Finance assistants work in many different sectors. Their role is to support the finance manager through duties such as basic bookkeeping, processing payments, monitoring invoices, and updating payment systems.

    To do well as a finance assistant, you must have many skills. These include

    These aptitudes are often difficult for recruiters to assess from a traditional recruitment process involving a CV and interview.

    The finance assistant test allows recruiters to practically assess these abilities in a bias-free way. Using questions that evaluate a specific skill or ability, candidates can be assessed on whether they have the required level of practical skill or aptitude deemed necessary to carry out the role effectively.

    The test results mean that employers can filter their applicant pool according to those with these abilities and those without, leading to the recruitment of the best hires.

    Those candidates who demonstrate what is needed ability-wise to do well as a finance assistant can then be progressed to the next stage of the process. Candidates that don't, are eliminated from the process.

    Given the abilities evaluated in the finance assistant test, this assessment is a beneficial and cost-effective addition when recruiting for several roles, including

    • Business managers
    • Finance managers
    • HR assistants
    • HR managers
    • Office managers
    • Accounting administrator
    • Bookkeeper

How our test measures finance assistant skills

Test questions are designed to assess industry-specific technical skills, soft skills, aptitude and suitable personality dimensions. Our data-driven approach provides results that enable you to determine how suited is a candidate for the role.

Depending on the type of question, the format of the test may vary. Multiple-choice questions are used to measure aptitude, technical skills and soft skills, while agreement on a Likert scale assesses suitable personality dimensions. Skills tests ensure that candidates are being evaluated in a precise and impartial manner, their results demonstrating the true knowledge and potential of each test taker.

The characteristics required to become a finance assistant were determined by looking at the skills and abilities listed in the US Department of Labor’s O*NET database, which collects data from professionals in various fields.

O*NET is the largest database of its kind, providing detailed information about occupations and the requirements for each role.

Our team of I/O psychologists and psychometrics worked closely with subject-matter experts to create an extensive question bank that can be used to test multiple candidates. We also conducted rigorous field testing with a representative sample of candidates to ensure that the questions were reliable and valid.

Test scores are averaged together to give an overall score. The average score is compared to other candidates' scores to ensure there is no bias towards certain candidates.

Our finance assistant test is constantly updated and optimised to ensure the best experience and results.


Predictor of job success

Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
  • Assessments

    A full suite of assessments

    Our platform comes with 12 tests across both foundation and advanced levels so they’re suitable for everyone. Including aptitude, behavioural and personality tests, you’ll have a full range of tests to help you find the candidates you’re seeking.

  • Analytics

    An array of candidate metrics

    For each of your candidates, you’ll be given a comprehensive report. Included will be all the metrics you need to build a detailed picture of each candidate and ensure you’re making the right hiring decisions.

“The platform is so simple to use. I had used competitor providers for over six years and will never go back. Fast, efficient and friendly!”
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd

Finance Assistant Test FAQs

What are the differences between finance assistants and accountants?

A finance assistant's role focuses on supporting an organisation's finance function. This includes monitoring and updating payments systems, basic bookkeeping, and payroll. Accountants focus more on the collation and reporting of accounts and may use the work of a finance assistant to help with this.

What are the main technical abilities needed by a financial assistant?

The technical abilities of a finance assistant relate to accounting systems and processes. These include strong excel skills, an understanding and practical knowledge of the use of accounting software, an understanding of business processes, internal controls systems, and financial tracking, in addition to basic bookkeeping skills.

Are these tests available in my plan?

We have a range of plans available. The difference between the plans is the number of test attempts permitted, not the type of tests. All our plans include our full test suite comprising all tests and all levels.

Can I see what the test is like?

Yes, of course. You can try the test for free by signing up for a free trial.

“An unbeatable service, impressive platform and fantastic value for money.”
Laurence Fishman, Partner, NLPCA
Laurence Fishman, Partner, NLPCA

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