a person whose profession is inspecting and auditing personal or commercial accounts and providing financial advice to the account holders.
- ac·count·ant·ship, noun
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How to use accountant in a sentence
They are shop managers, salesmen, students, and accountants.
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Its staff of crack accountants can probably roll these things out before their Monday-morning coffee break.
They all looked like accountants when they were in street clothes.Matthew McConaughey on ‘Magic Mike,’ Thongs & Losing Weight | Ramin Setoodeh | November 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Are high-priced consultants and accountants like KPMG and Deloitte to blame?How HP’s Disastrous Deal Blows a Hole in Consulting | Alex Klein | November 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We aspire to be stockbrokers, merchants, accountants, bankers—while housekeeping finance has become a stock joke.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping | Elizabeth Hale Gilman
Reliable and expert accountants were always sent by them to examine thoroughly a client's ledgers.The Harris-Ingram Experiment | Charles E. Bolton
But its scope speedily widened, and at last skilled accountants were put into the books of all the railroads traversing Wisconsin.Railroads: Rates and Regulations | William Z. Ripley
The accountants, however, in all cases refused to certify to their accuracy under oath.Railroads: Rates and Regulations | William Z. Ripley
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British Dictionary definitions for accountant
a person concerned with the maintenance and audit of business accounts and the preparation of consultant reports in tax and finance
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