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The Role of an Accounting Consultant

Companies hire accounting consultants to help identify and eliminate bottlenecks in their business, often requiring the consultants to source and implement new accounting solutions.

For some, seeking the expertise from someone outside the company can be an overwhelming experience, especially if this is your first time and unsure of what to expect from a consultant.

When hiring an accounting consultant, it’s important to find one that possesses these key skills:

The accounting consultant must the have the client’s best interests at heart. They are paid to make their knowledge and expertise available to the client. A consultant’s recommendation should represent his/her best solution for the client within the scope and budget parameters of the client.

A company should expect to see a proposal with a summary of findings and a recommended solution when working with an accounting consultant. The proposal would typically include the following:

As such, a consultant must have confidence on his/her part to successfully complete the project. The proposal is an agreement that the end goal will be achieved in order to receive payment.

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Al Romeyn | Permalink