Hiring a bookkeeper for your construction business is a big step – make sure that you are hiring the right person by testing their skills with our Construction Bookkeeper Test.
As a busy owner of a construction company, your time is best spent in the field and staying on top of what’s going on with your various projects rather than spending hours in the office performing bookkeeping tasks.
There comes a time when it just makes sense to hire a bookkeeper to handle the day-to-day data entry tasks, but you also need to make sure that they are familiar with QuickBooks® and the construction industry and the only way to do this is by testing their skills. Hiring some one who seems to have a strong bookkeeping background from their resume, but has never worked for a contractor might not be the right choice – unless you have the time to teach them about job costing, AIA billing, certified payroll, weighted-average overtime, etc. We’ve developed a Construction Bookkeeper Test that will help you evaluate their skills.
Our Construction Bookkeepers test provide a total of 145 questions, covering:
- QuickBooks Basic Features
- QuickBooks Advanced Features
- Accounting Basics
- QuickBooks Payroll
and is probably one of the most comprehensive tests that is available anywhere. Choose to have applicants complete a single portion of the test or all 5 parts.
If you search the internet, you’ll find a lot of great articles and tips about hiring your first employee, including some questions to ask them during the interview, and the fact that you really should do a background check (after all they will have access to the company checking account) – I suggest taking that one step farther and actually provide them with a test that will give you insight about their actual bookkeeping knowledge.