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A Financial Consultant advises companies, governments, conglomerates, and investors on fiscal matters. Consultants use their knowledge of real estate, stocks, bonds, assets, risks, and investments to help their clients increase their personal earnings, business revenues, real estate holdings, or other financial returns.

These professionals may call themselves by other titles including financial adviser, or financial analyst. Financial advisers utilize their skills in negotiating, networking, forecasting, and managing fiscal accounts to source prospective clients, promote monetary products, and offer quality service to clients.

Consultants can earn good to very lucrative salaries. They work in financial institutions, businesses, their own consultant agencies, client homes and anywhere they can use their skills.

A Financial Consultant usually performs many of the following tasks:

• Helping clients set financial objectives
• Advising customers on fiscal responsibilities
• Evaluating investments
• Advising on asset management
• Helping clients source funding
• Assisting patrons with planning for retirement
• Working in real estate investment

Skills

• Analyzing fiscal market data
• Propensity for numeric and statistical data
• Organizational responsibilities
• Handling stress
• Meeting deadlines
• Consistency and quality
• Being persuasive
• Being able to network
• Business shrewdness
• Creating presentations and reports
• Listening and communication
• Developing a record of accomplishments
• Technical and pecuniary know-how

Education

Financial Consultants require a Bachelor's Degree in Finance or a Business related field. They must also procure the relevant job or consulting license to operate in their state. They may also possess certifications such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), or Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). A CPA or MBA is also valuable. These certifications give employers assurances in the expertise that they will be receiving. Consultants must be very up-to-date of economic trends and developments.
A Financial Consultant may specialize in any of the following areas:

•    Statistics
•    Finance
•    Economics
•    Mathematics
•    Accounts
•    Business administration

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