Financial Consultants

Financial consultants provide expertise and advice on a wide range of financial issues such as capital budgeting, project valuation, financial information integrity, profit-and-loss reporting, risk management and insurance engagements, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, global finance operations, general tax issues, tax and treasury optimization, corporate restructuring, and compliance with federal laws such as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Provide expertise and advice on a wide range of financial issues such as capital budgeting, profit-and-loss reporting, risk management and insurance engagements, and global finance operations
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are especially strong in large cities such as New York, Boston, and Chicago
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience Internship; previous or part-time experience in finance
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Helpful
  • Problem-Solving
Skills
  • Financial
  • Math
  • Research
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Partner, or Self-Employed Consultant, or Financial Executive
  • Financial Consultant
  • Associate

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