What does a Financial Consultant do?

A financial consultant is responsible for creating financial plans for organizations and individuals alike. They are responsible for ensuring that the organization accomplishes their financial goals through various means. A few of the main duties of a financial consultant are developing financial strategies, monitoring the financial situation, forecasting the fiscal year, and giving clients different options. They also have to create in-depth reports on the organization's financial state. Some of the jobs titles that a financial consultant could grow into are director of finance and chief financial officer.

A financial consultant should have five years of experience as well as a Bachelor's degree in finance. One of the most important skills that a financial consultant will have is great attention to detail. Another skill is finance skills as the financial consultant will have to be able to help the organization create financial plans. They also need to be able to effectively communicate with everyone in their department.

  • Create long term goals for the client
  • Develop financial plans for the client
  • Monitor financial health of clients
  • Create different investment plans for clients
  • Prepare financial analysis and reports
  • Keep up to date on the latest market trends and information
  • Develop a tax strategy for clients
  • Advise clients on capital investments
  • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting
  • Incredible math skills
  • Ability to connect with clients
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Incredible analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to accurately predict market trends
  • Deep knowledge of the financial industry and regulations
  • Deep knowledge of investing
  • Ability to analyze a client's financial situation

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
27%
2 - 4
41%
5 - 7
6%
8+
26%

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Communication
Credibility
.NET
Series 63
Computer Literacy
Series 65
Oracle ERP Cloud
Attention To Detail

Financial Consultant Seniority Levels

Financial Analyst
8% made the transition
Budget Analyst
6% made the transition
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Financial Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$67,084 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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CA$34k
Median: CA$67k
CA$131k
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