Exemplar Skills Tests

Exemplar Skills Tests

In 2004, Exemplar released core competencies skills tests (which are constantly under review to ensure that they stay up to date with current laws, accounting principles and industry trends) for the following accounting staff positions:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Controller
  • Accountant
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Payable Officer
  • Accounts Receivable Officer

The Accounting core competencies/practical capabilities modules take 60 minutes. They test on basic accounting at the Accounts Payable Officer and Accounts Receivable Officer level to corporate governance, financial and management reporting (including case studies), and risk management at the Chief Financial Officer level.

There are two other modules that can be taken separately, which are tested on:

  • Numerical ability (60 minutes)
  • Communication and comprehension ability (15 minutes)

For more information, please contact us.

Director Skills Test

In 2005, Exemplar released reputedly the “world’s first” Directors on-line web-based skills test which is used as part of performance evaluation tools on directors and boards. The test is constantly under review to ensure that it stays up to date with current laws and industry trends.

Under the control of the Chairman of the Board, the Director Skills Test is used to highlight the opportunities to train up directors on particular subjects and not to pick out the weaknesses shown by the test score. All results are totally confidential and used by the Chairman for one-on-one performance reviews of each director.

Exemplar can, at the invitation of the Chairman and the full knowledge of the directors, be an observer at the board meetings so that it can give feedback to the Chairman on the performance of each director. In conjunction with a Board Self-Assessment Questionnaire (completed by each director and used with the Skills Test results) it forms part of the Exemplar Board Evaluation Process.

The Director core competencies/practical capabilities module takes 60 minutes and tests on:

  • Corporate governance
  • Carbon tax and renewable energy
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Risk management and internal controls
  • Profit & Loss Reporting including case studies
  • Balance Sheet Reporting including case studies
  • Cash Flow Reporting including case studies
  • Budgeting and planning including case studies
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs) and ratio analysis including case studies
  • Foreign exchange
  • Accounting principles

There are two other modules that can be taken separately, which are tested on:

  • Numerical ability (60 minutes)
  • Communication and comprehension ability (15 minutes)

For more information, please contact us.