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ac·coun·tant

 (ə-koun′tənt)
n.
One that keeps, audits, and inspects the financial records of individuals or business concerns and prepares financial and tax reports.

ac·coun′tan·cy (-tən-sē) n.

accountant

(əˈkaʊntənt)
n
(Professions) a person concerned with the maintenance and audit of business accounts and the preparation of consultant reports in tax and finance

ac•count•ant

(əˈkaʊn tnt)

n.
a person skilled or trained in accounting, esp. one in charge of the financial accounts of a company or organization.
[1425–75; late Middle English accomptant < Old French acuntant, present participle of acunter to account]
ac•count′ant•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accountant - someone who maintains and audits business accountsaccountant - someone who maintains and audits business accounts
auditor - a qualified accountant who inspects the accounting records and practices of a business or other organization
bean counter - an accountant or bureaucrat who is believed to place undue emphasis on the control of expenditures
bookkeeper - someone who records the transactions of a business
bourgeois, businessperson - a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
certified public accountant, CPA - an accountant who has passed certain examinations and met all other statutory and licensing requirements of a United States state to be certified by that state; "in addition to accounting and auditing, CPAs also prepare tax returns for individuals and corporations"
chartered accountant - a British or Canadian accountant who is a member of a professional body that has a royal charter
cost accountant - a specialist in the systematic recording and analysis of the costs incident to production

accountant

noun auditor, book-keeper, bean counter (informal) I recommend you consult an accountant before you go freelance.
Translations
مُحَاسِبمُحاسِب
účetnírevizor účtů
bogholderregnskabsførerrevisor
kirjanpitäjätilintarkastaja
računovođa
könyvelõkönyvelő
bókari, endurskoîandi
会計士
회계사
kontrolór účtovúčtovník
računovodja
revisor
นักบัญชี
kế toán viên

accountant

[əˈkaʊntənt] Ncontable mf, contador(a) m/f (LAm); (in bank etc) → economista mf
accountant's officecontaduría f
see also chartered

accountant

[əˈkaʊntənt] ncomptable mf
She's an accountant → Elle est comptable.account balance n [bank account] → solde maccount holder ntitulaire mf du (or d'un) compte

accountant

nBuchhalter(in) m(f); (= external financial adviser)Wirtschaftsprüfer(in) m(f); (= auditor)Rechnungsprüfer(in) m(f); (= tax accountant)Steuerberater(in) m(f)

accountant

[əˈkaʊntənt] nragioniere/a, contabile m/f; (for personal finances) → commercialista m/f

account

(əˈkaunt) noun
1. an arrangement by which a person keeps his money in a bank. I have (opened) an account with the local bank.
2. a statement of money owing. Send me an account.
3. a description or explanation (of something that has happened). a full account of his holiday.
4. an arrangement by which a person makes a regular (eg monthly) payment instead of paying at the time of buying. I have an account at Smiths.
5. (usually in plural) a record of money received and spent. You must keep your accounts in order; (also adjective) an account book.
acˈcountancy noun
the work of an accountant. He is studying accountancy.
acˈcountant noun
a keeper or inspector of (money) accounts. He employs an accountant to deal with his income tax.
account for
to give a reason for; to explain. I can account for the mistake.
on account of
because of. She stayed indoors on account of the bad weather.
on my/his (etc) account
because of me, him etc or for my, his etc sake. You don't have to leave early on my account.
on no account
not for any reason. On no account must you open that door.
take (something) into account, take account of (something)
to consider (something which is part of the problem etc). We must take his illness into account when assessing his work.

accountant

مُحاسِب účetní bogholder Buchhalter λογιστής contable, contador kirjanpitäjä comptable računovođa ragioniere 会計士 회계사 accountant regnskapsfører księgowy contabilista, contador бухгалтер revisor นักบัญชี muhasebeci kế toán viên 会计师
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