Accountant meaning

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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.
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The definition of an accountant is someone who keeps or inspects money and investment records.

The person reviewing your finances when you file taxes at an office is an example of an accountant.

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One that keeps, audits, and inspects the financial records of individuals or business concerns and prepares financial and tax reports.
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A person whose work is to inspect, keep, or adjust accounts.
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A reckoner, or someone who maintains financial matters for a person(s)
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(accounting) One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts.
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(accounting) One whose profession includes organizing, maintaining and auditing the records of another. The records are usually, but not always, financial records.
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(obsolete) Accountable.
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Origin of accountant

  • From Middle English, from Middle French acuntant.

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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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