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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

  • 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.
  • adj. accountable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.
  • adj. Accountable.

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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