If you've been considering consulting as the next stage in your career, you're not alone. Many CPAs become part-time or full-time consultants prior to retirement. Others choose consulting because they want greater flexibility and control over their schedules. Some consult between full-time jobs, or on the side while working full time.
Opportunities for accounting consultants are high right now. "It's a consultant's market," said Don Plato, vice president at Robert Half Management Resources. According to the U.S. Department of Labor's