Consultants are in demand in virtually every industry.
Their expertise is especially critical in the following fields:
- Corporate and Organisational Strategy
- Business systems and business performance improvement
- Finance, Tax and accounting
- Governance, risk and compliance
- Operations management
1. Strategy Consultant
Strategy Consultants operate at the highest level of the consultancy market, and work on subjects including:
- Corporate and organisational strategy,
- Economic and government policy, and
- Functional strategy.
Strategy consultants are hired by CEOs, Directors and Senior Management teams to focus on holistic initiatives that generate short and long term benefits to the organisation. Strategy Consultants have proven expertise in generating outstanding results and have strong relationship building and business advisory skills.
2. Management Consultants
Management consultants are also known as business consultants or organisational advisors, and focus on a range of organisational issues from strategy to operations and management. According to leading sources at research firm Kennedy, Management Consulting covers all services that fall under Strategy Consulting, Operations Consulting and HR Consulting. For that reason more than half of all consultants and advisors can be defined as a management consultant.
3. Operations Consultants
Operations consultants help their client organisations improve operational performance. The consultancy function varies from advisory services to hands-on implementation support, for a wide scope of fields such as:
- Supply Chain
Since operations is associated with the strategy and technology side of a company, operations consultants regularly work side by side with Strategy and Management Consultants.
4. Financial Consultants
Financial Consultants work on a wide range of issues and initiates that address financial and analytical capabilities within an organisation. The profile of a financial consultant can be focused on expertise generated from one or more of the following areas:
- Corporate finance advisors
- Risk management
- Forensic research
- Financial Planning
- Business Analysis
- Senior Financial Analysis
There are many opportunities for financial consultants, and the large accounting and consulting firms, are always looking for new dynamic members to join their teams.
In a recent poll done by Robert Half Management Resources, 83% of financial executives agreed that consulting was becoming an attractive career option. Types of business consulting roles range from tax advisory roles to corporate accounting specialists and business systems analysts . However consultants are also often called for roles such as Accounting manager, Auditor. Controller, Finance and Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, Internal Auditor, Senior accountant and Senior Financial Analyst.
5. Human Resource Consultants
HR consultants help their client organisations with human capital issues and initiatives to improve the performance of the HR department. Although there is not as much demand for HR Consultants as Finance and Organisational Consultants, medium to large organisations do hire for help on strategy and implementation of the following topics:
- Organisational design
- HR processes and systems
- Change management
- Terms of employment
- Learning & development
- Talent management
- Cultural Transformations
6. IT Consultants
IT consultants, also known as Technology Consultants or ICT Consultants, help their client organisation with the development and implementation of Information Technology initiatives. IT consultants focus on delivering a smooth transition of new ICT resources so the organisation leverages new technology and mitigates risk associated with cyber security issues.
Most IT Consultants work on implementing strategy in project related work such as updating or replacing ERP systems applications.
IT Consultants get the flexibility and variety in the projects they work on, their role may vary from project management to process management or system integration.
There is an increasing demand for consultants within the e-commerce sector, as well as traditional brick and mortar businesses that want to attract more clients through digital marketing initiatives.
The hot topics that IT Consultants are drawn to at the moment are:
- automated workflow management,
- data analytics,
- cyber security
- IT forensics.
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