What Are The Duties Of A Consultant In A Firm?

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Lakshmipriya Nair Profile
A consultant is a professional who offers expert advice and guidance in his specialized field. It is a word taken from the Latin word consultus which means "legal expert". A consultant may be an expert in any field like accountancy, environment, technology, law, human resources, marketing, finance, public affairs, communication, engineering or waste management. A doctor in a senior position is also known as a consultant in the United Kingdom.

A consultant's job entails several things depending on his field of expertise. His first duty is to offer proper and suitable advice to his clients regarding his field of expertise and their needs. They are often also trouble shooters who help their clients to redeem a deteriorating problem through their expert advice. Many are often also involved with the top level management in an organization and sit on committees and management boards. Thus the jobs and duties of a consultant are very varied.
Mohamed Mohideen Profile
Why do people/firm consult others? If they are not able to cope up their problems and the problem is pressing them to close down a business as the managing Director/Boss feels that the happenings in his company is a "disaster".

A consultant was able to see the problem as outside of it. There should not be any inhibition whatsoever in his intellect, to convey a correct solution ,if the MD himself is wrong.
Seeing the problem at the micro level and then at the industry level and then Globally.
Collect information , bring out a solution, which most suits the unit,which is in problem

It needs thorough knowledge of the industry, human phsychology to know and study the minds of staff working there.

Interaction with all the pople concerned with the problem, during the course of consultancy, mutually needed.
When you consult, horizon of knowledge expands. Clinching at a problem,detaches, as also with all others concerned; the knots become easy to unknot.
So Consultancy has a wide scope. Everything depends on your positive mental energy and attitude to counsel all the people involved in the problem/crisis.

It is only overall view. You could go deep in every branch of consultancy, like IT consultancy and expand.
Best of Luck.
Muhaitheen
Anish Chandy Profile
Anish Chandy answered
It is difficult to provide a generic job description for a consultant. The reason is very simple, there are all kinds of firms and there are all kinds of consultants. If an execise in stereotyping has to be performed then a consultant is supposed to solve problems for a firm.

The nature of the problem is such that the firm feels that it requires the services of an independent external body. There are some firms in the world that specialize in providing consulting services to other firms. They have on their roles, experts from various industries who team up and solve pressing problems for various firms.

Consultancy can also be very specific. There are some firms that specialize in providing consultancy services in a specified area of business e.g. IT consultancy. It is undoubtedly one of the most glamourous and well paying professions in the world. Business students from the top universities via to secure employment with a top-notch consultancy firm.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
A consultant plays a important role in a firm because he should know all things about the firm. He does marketing and tries to convince the clients about the firm products. He makes a relationship between firm and client. A consultant can suggest the senior management team about any new and reliable thing.
William Hook Profile
William Hook answered

Consultant in a firm consists of experts having in-depth knowledge of specific domain which they share with individuals or organizations who get stuck in their businesses and seeking for experts advise.

The professionals at consulting firms have got experience by working with clients all across the world which they use to help businesses grow by providing the optimal solution to the problems. In return, these consulting organizations charge a fee for the service that they provide. The consulting firms are related to various sectors like Bank, Government, Corporate, Hospitals, Non-Profit Firm, Defence etc.

Synergy 360 Consulting is the leading IT Consulting Firm in Australia having Defence, Federal Government, and Corporate Experience. They also provide business advisory solutions to organizations. At Synergy 360, we partner with our clients to solve complex IT capabilities.

We specialize in following key areas -

  • Strategic Business Advice
  • Project Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Business Case Development
  • Sourcing Advice Including Procurement and Contracting
  • Information Technology Architecture
  • Information Technology Security

Once the consulting firm planned out what’s happening with its client, it then offers a plan and some possible solutions. The important responsibilities of the consultant in a firm are to identify various problems & address potential solutions.

Taila Nevado Profile
Taila Nevado answered

A
consultant has numerous duties such as to give advice and to gather information
during meetings. They also have to evaluate the data that they have collected
from different sources, and
use them for the betterment of the firm. Basically, he/she will act as an
advisor, a facilitator and a promoter for greater change.

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