Definition of Accountant

1. Noun. Someone who maintains and audits business accounts.

Definition of Accountant

1. n. One who renders account; one accountable.

2. a. Accountable.

Definition of Accountant

1. Noun. One who renders account; one accountable. ¹

2. Noun. A reckoner, or someone who maintains financial matters for a person(s) ¹

3. Noun. (context: accounting) One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts. ¹

4. Noun. (context: accounting) One whose profession includes organizing, maintaining and auditing the records of another. The records are usually, but not always, financial records. ¹

5. Adjective. (context: obsolete) accountable ¹

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Definition of Accountant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accountant

accountability partner
accountable cryptomaterial
accountable depot
accountable disbursing officer
accountable disbursing officers
accountable mail
accountable mails
accountable officer
accountable property officer's bond
accountant (current term)
accountant's lien
accountant's liens
accountant general
accountants general

Literary usage of Accountant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1822)
"3. all acts done or to be done by the present or any future accountant general under any order or decree of the court of chancery, touching any real or ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"There have been various views as to what the duties of the accountant- general should be. After the reorganization of the admiralty by Sir James Graham in ..."

3. Financing an Enterprise by Hugh Ronald Conyngton (1921)
"cern can rarely afford the services of a really competent accountant to study its ... Or when the business is not complicated a qualified accountant may be ..."

4. A Digest of the Law of Scotland: With Special Reference to the Office and by Hugh Barclay, Scotland (1855)
"accountant shall audit the periodical accounts, and fix the factor's commission ... The accountant's audit is conclusive against the factor, unless objected ..."

5. The Jurist by Great Britain Courts, Great Britain (1865)
"That instead of being required to act upon the original order, the accountant-General should be furnished with, and act upon, pay sheets or abstracts in a ..."

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