UK Accounting Glossary
A person who provides expert advice professionally.
A consultant is an individual or firm that offers expert advice or provides a professional service in exchange for a fee or commission. Normally, a consultant is not an employee of a contracting company, rather a consultant works as an independent party. A consultant is usually very skilled, having vast training in and knowledge of a particular field. Often a consultant will provide services for a specified period of time or on a project basis. A consultant may be one of the following types: computer consultant, accounting consultant, communications consultant, marketing consultant, finance consultant, among others. A consultant that works with an organization to develop a new strategy or methodology, or a consultant engaged solely to help a company solve a problem is often referred to as a facilitator.
To help you cite our definitions in your bibliography, here is the proper citation layout for the three major formatting styles, with all of the relevant information filled in.
Definitions for Consultant are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:
This glossary post was last updated: 4th February 2020.