Are you an experienced professional who wants to pursue consulting opportunities? If so, now is a good time: A survey conducted by Robert Half found that chief financial officers (CFOs) are likely to outsource to financial consultants and interim managers in the next 12 months. General accounting and finance projects, which include areas such as forecasts and budgets, financial reporting, and mergers and acquisitions, were cited most often, followed by business systems and performance upgrades.
To connect with consulting opportunities well-suited to your skills and abilities, you may want to consider working with a staffing agency that specializes in placing senior-level accounting and finance professionals. Robert Half Management Resources is one resource that can offer distinct advantages when you're ready to join forces with a staffing agency.
Plenty of variety
Robert Half Management Resources offers consulting opportunities in many specialized project areas such as: finance and accounting; finance optimization; operations management; and risk, compliance and audit. The positions we place range from tax accountants and CFOs to business systems analysts and tax managers. Our industry-leading alliances and broad client network provide you greater access to a variety of unique interim and long-term project opportunities that can keep you continuously engaged as a consultant.
Global reach and strategic alliances
With 150 locations around the world, Robert Half Management Resources can help you explore different work environments, add new skills to your arsenal and take on new challenges – all on an international level. We have established strong strategic alliances with organizations such as Financial Executives International Canada and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, which, in turn, has helped us build relationships with a wide network of leading employers. Our alliances create other benefits for job candidates as well, including access to special training and events and valuable networking opportunities with potential career contacts.
For consultants with functional audit or risk management expertise, we offer access to KnowledgeLeader® through Protiviti, Robert Half's business and risk consulting and internal audit subsidiary. This subscription-based website provides audit programs, checklists, tools, thought leadership and training for internal audit and risk management professionals.
One-on-one attention from experts
Robert Half Management Resources combines global reach with personalized service. Our staffing consultants take the time to get to know you, so they can find consulting opportunities ideally suited to your skills and preferences. They also stay on top of industry trends and understand your field of expertise. In addition, the Salary Guide from Robert Half offers research we conduct on compensation, skills in demand, and hiring trends to help keep candidates (and clients) informed.
Learning and development
Working with Robert Half Management Resources can help you further build your knowledge base. As soon as you register, you can access more than 8,000 free e-Learning courses, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Online courses cover a wide range of topic areas, including SAP, Oracle and other leading enterprise resource planning systems; financial statements and analysis; and management accounting.
Another benefit to working with us is the chance to earn referral bonuses: If you provide contact information for a new consultant or a project lead resulting in a billable engagement, you could be eligible. (Check with your Robert Half Management Resources account executive for additional details.)
Consultant careers are also viewed as an attractive segue into retirement, although today's project professionals come from all points on the career spectrum. It is expertise – not tenure in the workforce – that matters the most in the consulting world. We're here to help you achieve your professional goals.