A financial consultant may be brought into a company to analyse the financial affairs and look to improve it. They will investigate all of the financial areas such as sales, staff salaries and other overheads e.g rates.
One thing that makes a financial consultant job so appealing is the constant variety it offers. Each business you go in to will be different in terms of the industry, project scope, objectives and deadlines. You may be in a supermarket the one week and a vets the next. Each with the same goal of making more money but each project will require a different set of changes to be made in order to achieve this.
Being a financial constant can be a highly stressful job with strict deadlines to meet and often being expected to learn a business or part of a business quickly in order to be able to assist them with their financial matters.