- a person whose profession is inspecting and auditing personal or commercial accounts.
Origin of accountant
Examples from the Web for accountant
The accountant thought it was me and was calling to tell me to go easy.Joan Rivers: Our Last Interview
September 4, 2014
According to the announcement, van der Sloot will wed 24-year-old Leidy Carol Figueroa Uceda, an accountant who lives in Lima.Wedding Bells for Joran van der Sloot
Andrea Zarate, Barbie Latza Nadeau
June 13, 2014
He took along his brother, Roberto, who was the cartel's accountant.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
June 7, 2014
Your query will be answered with a blank stare, followed by a long pause and half-hearted reply: My accountant?
Roy Halston Frowick was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1932, the son of a Norwegian-American accountant.When Fashion Met Art: Andy Warhol & Halston’s Decades-Long Friendship
May 21, 2014
Here you have room for an accountant or two and your secretary.
I "run down" the accountant because he was either ignorant or corrupt.
He knows, however, that you are the accountant who has that part of the business in charge.'
Perhaps your friend Wentworth, being an accountant, may know more about it.'
So she hastened her steps, still followed, however, by the accountant.Fruitfulness
- a person concerned with the maintenance and audit of business accounts and the preparation of consultant reports in tax and finance
Word Origin and History for accountant
mid-15c., "accounting officer, one who renders accounts," from Old French acuntant (Modern French accomptant), from present participle of accompter (see account). Sense of "professional maker of accounts" is recorded from 1530s. The word also was an adjective in Middle English, "accountable; liable to render accounts" (early 15c.).