Are you in transition? Maybe your role ended because of a restructuring or the company was acquired. It may take time to find the perfect fit for your next stop. Consulting is a great way to maintain an income while looking for your permanent home. Gain exposure to new systems and make new contacts while you make extra money.
Do you love a challenge? Companies rarely look to bring in a consultant when things are tidy and stable. Rather, they need consultants to catch up work that is behind, to improve processes in order to increase efficiency or to comply with new accounting standards. Sometimes they need someone with experience that they don’t themselves have, or they just need an extra set of hands or a fresh perspective. If you relish the opportunity to problem solve, a consulting position might be right for you.
Do you want to make a difference? One of our consultants once said, “I love this job. I know our clients need my help. I am not just making a difference to this company, but also to this manager’s quality of life by helping solve problems they don’t have time to address.” If this quote sounds familiar, explore a contract accounting role.
Are you getting back into the workforce after a time away? People step away from the workforce for a multitude of reasons. Whether caring for family members, personal illnesses or other reason, returning to the workforce can be difficult after an absence. Your confidence may need a boost, and employers may be hesitant because they think your skills are rusty. A consulting assignment can not only rebuild your confidence, but also refresh your skill set. You might even consider a lower level assignment at first before you are ready to step into more challenging roles again.
Are you planning to move? If you know you will be moving away from your community, contract accounting can offer the perfect short-term solution. Working as a consultant can keep your skills sharp and your income coming in without making a long-term commitment to a hiring manager and company you cannot keep.
Are you seeking flexibility? Someone who wants flexibility including the ability to take off for travel, to care for family members or other hobbies or interests is a great candidate for contract accounting.