Accounting consultants work for agencies and companies in direct need of their services, which generally consist of accounting work for departments within these organizations; their duties may pertain to internal controls, periodic reporting, and financial analysis, to name a few. These consultants help to improve all processes within financial departments using their extensive knowledge, as well as research and explore these processes to identify and solve problems.
Accounting consultants may be expected to create reports based on their findings and present them to management or stakeholders. They may also research the industry, competitors, and profits to identify new areas of interest to the company, as well as develop new tasks and projects for finance departments and improve on past successes in every way possible.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or a related field is generally required for this position, and some employers may prefer those who have a master’s degree. Prior work experience in accounting may also be required. Accounting clerks usually work during traditional business hours in office environments, and some travel may occasionally be necessary.
Accounting Consultant Tasks
Advise company management during budget preparation and decisions requiring financial analysis.
Help companies make sure their financial reporting methods meet regulatory requirements.