Accountant Definition

ə-kountənt
accountants
noun
accountants
A person whose work is to inspect, keep, or adjust accounts.
Webster's New World
One that keeps, audits, and inspects the financial records of individuals or business concerns and prepares financial and tax reports.
American Heritage
Wiktionary

A reckoner, or someone who maintains financial matters for a person(s)

Wiktionary
adjective

(obsolete) Accountable.

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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.

Webster's New World Finance

Other Word Forms of Accountant

Noun

Singular:
accountant
Plural:
accountants

Origin of Accountant

  • From Middle English, from Middle French acuntant.

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  • Compare French accomptant.

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  • First attested in the early 15th century.

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  • First attested in the mid 15th century.

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  • account +‎ -ant

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  • See also account.

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