We've put our whole team through the APPQ process and it's fascinating at the individual level - and super helpful at the management level to see how the team fits together overall. We can see where we're strong and also what we need to look for in recruitment to fill in some gaps in the team profile. It also works well for the team to see everyone's natural style and strengths - we can adapt to that. Traditionally we would hire accountants based on their tested technical competence, without considering how they would fit into a team based on their personal profile. The APPQ system helps us hire new people in a way that balances our team.
Sue de Bievre, CEO - Beany, NZ
APPQ - Accountants Personality Profile
Accountants Personality Profile
Why Use Personality Questionnaires When Recruiting?
Valid and reliable personality assessments quickly uncover the soft skills associated with success in accounting and bookkeeping roles.
Accountant Personality Profile Questionnaire (APPQ)
The APPQ is the first accountant-specific personality questionnaire in the world.
Focusing on the behaviors and traits associated with success in a changing world of accounting first identified by the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) in their landmark 2016 study and founded on the Big-5 model of personality, APPQ provides a rapid and reliable assessment of whether your candidate is likely to add value to your organization.
- Specific focus on Accounting Ethics, Relationships, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Handling Change & Stress Tolerance
- Suitable for Accountants, Bookkeepers, Managers and Admin/Support Staff
- Online assessment, with instant reporting
- Typically takes 20 minutes to complete
- Interview questions to address areas of concern
- Personal/professional development plans to get new staff effective quicker
- Reports readily interpreted by you, with online support when needed
- Each test purchased allows you to test one candidate
Consider Suitability for Promotion or a New Role - Finders / Minders / Grinders
How will your candidate cope with managing a team, being responsible for client relationships and finding new work? Not familiar with the concept of Finders, Minders and Grinders? Check out what the guys at Karbon have to say.
Compare your candidate's report to our ideal profiles to identify those who Find the work, Mind (Manage) the work, and Grind out the information (Do The Work!).
Is your candidate naturally a Finder, Minder or Grinder, and what role do you see them in? See our Finder / Minder / Grinder page.
Test Your Team!
If you want to understand the profile of all or part of your team check out our APPQ Teams page.
Watch a 2 Minute Video giving an introduction to APPQ
When your candidate has completed the test you can use these Interpretation Videos to help understand more about their test report.
What our clients are saying
"The abilities being shown by the recruited candidate correlates with the outcome of their test, and they are progressing and delivering to expectations"
"The Accountest was an extremely useful tool which assisted in our recruitment decision. The person we engaged is at the standard we expected and is in-line with the skill rating in the test results"
"We now use these tests to assess all potential accounting staff as part of our recruitment process."
"The candidates that do well in the test certainly seem to be our better performers."
"We have found that Accountests gives us the opportunity to understand our candidates accounting ability, which no other product has done until now. It also gives us the opportunity to base further questions for the candidate around what we can see their ability is and enable us to make an informed decision."
"The tool was great and formed a good part of the pre-employment process for us."
"Hiring professionals and vetting them is one of the most challenging and subjective areas of running a business. Accountests allowed us to gauge a candidates skills so that we made more informed decision which saved us both time and money."