Bookkeeper Test for QuickBooks Accounting Software Users
Tired of Hearing the "I Know QuickBooks"
For small businesses and accountants alike one of the most time consuming
and frustrating tasks is looking for a good bookkeeper. Everyone thinks they
can do bookkeeping and every one thinks they know QuickBooks, but most are
not very proficient at either! Now you have another alternative to taking
their word for it. Our extensive QuickBooks test especially designed for bookkeepers
is a way for you to know, by functional area, exactly where they have strengths
and weaknesses. It is also a way to re-test your own staff to see how their
knowledge is progressing as they continue to use the software on a daily basis.
With all the new versions and different ways businesses use QuickBooks, the
knowledge some develops is constantly changing over time.
Trying to Find an Objective Way to Choose?
While a test alone should never be relied on to make a hiring decision, it
can be one more tool in your arsenal. Used in conjunction with an effective
interview process, thorough background screening, and comprehensive reference
checks, it can help to provide another way to compare candidates. The questions
themselves are presented in such a way as to require the application of knowledge,
not just fact recall. We feel it is more important that the candidate can
think through the scenario to develop a solution rather than just regurgitate
tidbits of information. This often translates into lower test results than
what you might expect. This is also why we feel it important to provide the
results by functional area so the determination can be made based on the job
they will be performing which areas of the test will be critical.
Through my work with hundreds of clients and thousands of accountants, I
came to recognize a serious problem common to so many of their businesses…
Finding and evaluating bookkeepers is a real challenge. In fact, we had a
staff of 12 bookkeepers so we understand your pain first hand. We have since
discontinued offering those services to focus on supporting the Accountants
and their clients who use QuickBooks, but as part of that process we have
been hearing a request for an effective solution. For this reason I have taken
my years of experience as a CPA, Controller and QuickBooks Consultant to develop
an assessment to test for many of the common issues I have seen. Note that
this does not test on basic bookkeeping knowledge, only specific QuickBooks
The functional areas are:
- General QuickBooks Knowledge
How it Works
This is an on-line test, so we strongly recommend that you proctor the exam
yourself. There are about 25 questions, so you can anticipate that it will
take an hour for the participant to complete it. In fact, the test
is timed to expire in 60 minutes. To begin, you process the order via the
links below and you will immediately receive an e-mail with a link to the
key Management page. At that point, login to assign a test to a specific participant
so they can log in to complete the test. At the conclusion of the exam, the
results will appear by each of the two functional areas on the screen and
will be e-mailed to the purchaser of the test.
Please note, this test is hard! We have had a few people who have scored high, but the average score is about 60%.
The key codes will be valid for one year from the date of purchase.