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CPA / CA Accountant (Public Practice) Test

"The tests have been very useful, not only in the selection process, but also to test the skills of our current employees in order to determine where they may need additional training. We will definitely be using Accountests again with our next hire."

Linda Strauss, Practice Manager - TLOK, Johannesburg, SA

CPA / CA Accountant (Public Practice) Test


The CA / CPA Accountant (Public Practice) Test

The CA / CPA Accountant (Public Practice) Test is designed for candidates who are Chartered Accountant (CA) or CPA qualified members of their relevant professional body, such as CPA, ACCA or similar professional accounting organizations. 

This test assesses accounting knowledge and skills for roles in Public Practice Accounting firms (manager level and below).

This test is not country specific.  We have country specific tests for USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand - use the flag option in top right corner to access these.

If you're interested in a more industry / commerce related test have a look at the Chartered Accountant (Corporate) Test or the Management Accounting Test. Also see the Part Qualified (Public Practice) Accountant Test for roles requiring a lower level of technical skills.

This test covers four core accounting activities:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Reporting (IFRS)
  • Business Advisory & Analysis
  • Business Growth & Forecasting

Recruiting managers gain insight into a candidate's skills and knowledge in each of these four activities and identify performance in the activities most relevant to the vacant role, as well as a comparative overall score and performance against a norm group of other qualified accountants. 

Sample Candidate Report - Click Here

Example CA (Public Practice) Questions - Click Here

  • Time to complete: 30 minutes
  • Number of questions: 40
  • Question Levels: Basic = 14, Intermediate = 15, Advanced = 11
  • Questions per topic: Accounting = 8, Financial Reporting = 8, Business Advisory & Analysis = 12, Business Growth & Forecasting = 12
  • Each test purchased allows you to test one candidate

When your candidate has completed the test you can use this Interpretation Video to help understand more about their test report.

Want to know more about your candidate?  Have a look at our Personality Profile options.  You can easily add to your Accountests purchase - Public Practice test + Personality profile US$475.

Use the 'Additional Testing Options' menu on the top right of this page to select the bundle you need.  All tests are delivered immediately to your inbox. 

Not sure which test is right for your candidate? Find out with our Which Test Table here

What our clients are saying

Here's what some of Accountests clients tell us

"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"

Karen Abery

Practice Manager, Ingham Mora

"We now use these tests to assess all potential accounting staff as part of our recruitment process."

Dianne Wilson

Business Manager, McIntyre Dick

"The candidates that do well in the test certainly seem to be our better performers."

Arran Findlayson

CEO, The Back Office Co

"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."

Sharlene Bryant

Director, Baker Tilly

"The tool was great and formed a good part of the pre-employment process for us."

Danielle Dwyer

HR Manager, Flavorite Marketing

"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."

Ilona Brunner, CPA, MBA

Founder, Brunner Accounting Group

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