bean-counter


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bean-counter

n
(Professions) informal an accountant
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It may be small beer to the occupants of the Rollers and Aston Martins breezing into the Ascot owners' and trainers' car park, but to a humble bean-counter like myself it's big bucks.
I only hope I'm not giving some force bean-counter any bright ideas.
It's obvious that long gone are the days of the bean-counter, non-people-person CFO.
A reader who wishes to remain anonymous told me about a way to keep from falling asleep in boring managed care bean-counter administrative meetings and seminars," Dr.
The jokes and cartoons may offer some comic relief, but I fear they may also become reflected in our public image, much as the green-eyeshade and bean-counter stereotypes have, despite the profession's desire to shed them.
Stick that i'thi statistical pipe and smoke it, Mr United Nations bean-counter.
That's ``Irwin,'' the overwrought bean-counter who torments Sit 'n Sleep president Larry Miller in the local mattress retailer's ubiquitous radio spots.
Because I knew one bean-counter desperate to read it would be Peter Kenyon.
And the ex-Marks & Spencer bean-counter will be in the money again in 2010 when a three-year bonus scheme pays out.
Tommy Wilmette (Ron Silver), the bean-counter ex-husband of Dr.
There's one very good reason," the bean-counter explained.
Rumours that the group had secured a top-notch bean-counter did the rounds, but came to nothing.