A couple consult with their accountant.
The person reviewing your finances when you file taxes at an office is an example of an accountant.
- One who renders account; one accountable.
- A reckoner, or someone who maintains financial matters for a person(s)
- (accounting) One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts.
- (accounting) One whose profession includes organizing, maintaining and auditing the records of another. The records are usually, but not always, financial records.
(comparative more accountant, superlative most accountant)
- (obsolete) accountable
(adjective): Followed by the word to.
- First attested in the early 15th century.
accountant - Investment & Finance Definition
A highly trained professional who is responsible for reporting financial results for a company or individual in accordance with governmental and professional regulations. A certified public accountant is a person who has passed a licensing test, has taken a minimum number of college courses, and has met experience guidelines established by the state of residence. See also certified public accountant.
- "What's that that has fallen?" asked the accountant with a naive smile.
- He was, after all, taking time off work during the busiest time of the year for an accountant to be with her.
- Among these posts were various procuratorships (chief of which was that of the imperial fisc), and the offices ab epistulis, a rationibus and a libellis (secretary, accountant, receiver of petitions).
- The accountant stopped, facing the Cossack, and examined him with attentive curiosity.
- Being a good penman and accountant, he became secretary to Sir John Harrington, paymaster of the English forces in France.