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actuary vs. accountant

[ ak-choo-er-ee ]
  1. a person who computes premium rates, dividends, risks, etc., according to probabilities based on statistical records.
  2. (formerly) a registrar or clerk.
[ uh-koun-tnt ]
  1. a person whose profession is inspecting and auditing personal or commercial accounts and providing financial advice to the account holders.

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