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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that keeps, audits, and inspects the financial records of individuals or business concerns and prepares financial and tax reports.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. accountable
  • n. One who renders account; one accountable.
  • n. A reckoner, or someone who maintains financial matters for a person(s)
  • n. One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts.
  • n. One whose profession includes organizing, maintaining and auditing the records of another. The records are usually, but not always, financial records.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Accountable.
  • n. One who renders account; one accountable.
  • n. A reckoner.
  • n. One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is skilled in or who keeps accounts; one who makes the keeping or examination of accounts his profession; an officer in a public office who has charge of the accounts. Also spelled accomptant.
  • Giving account; accountable; responsible.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who maintains and audits business accounts

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