Noun Accountant Definition and Examples







A person whose job is to keep or inspect financial accounts.
  1. 'When my banker boyfriend came to London, he hung out with other bankers, or accountants and lawyers.'
  2. 'He is not sure if he owes tax on this, but is meeting his accountant this week to discuss the issue.'
  3. 'The accountants decided the accounts were inefficient, and persuaded the politicians to close them.'
  4. 'The distinction between fixed and variable costs commonly used by accountants is quite irrelevant.'
  5. 'Many accountants made it to the board having previously served as senior executives.'
  6. 'They cancelled their credit cards when told accountants were to look through the books, it is claimed.'
  7. 'The orientation of research and development staff is likely to differ from that of accountants.'
  8. 'The involvement of a qualified accountant in preparing these forecasts is recommended.'
  9. 'Many accountants have opted to return to college to add further value to their skills.'
  10. 'Ask your accountant to inform your tax office as soon as possible that he or she is dealing with your case.'
((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.|--|)


1. a person whose profession is inspecting and auditing personal or commercial accounts.


"There can be accountant prices."
"There can be accountant halls."
"There can be accountant grants."
"There can be accountant generals."
"There can be accountant missings."
"There can be accountant presidents."
"There can be accountant fees."
"There can be accountant fathers."
"There can be accountant works."
"There can be accountant wills."
"There can be accountant wives."
"There can be accountant students."
"There can be accountant slams."
"There can be accountant shortages."
"There can be accountant reports."
"There can be accountant members."
"There can be accountant ers."
"There can be accountant associations."
"There can be accountant votings."
"There can be accountant versions."

Middle English: from Law French, present participle of Old French aconter (see account). The original use was as an adjective meaning ‘liable to give an account’, hence denoting a person who must do so.

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