accomptant

accomptant

(əˈkaʊntənt)
n
an accountant
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Powell continued to work for his successors, and was promoted first to Accomptant (Deputy Cashier), and then in March 1776 to Cashier (reported in St James's Chronicle, 7-9 March 1776).
[begin strikethrough] christofer Shawe Imbroderer for soe much imney by him receied of this Accomptant by waie of Impresi and [in] parte of payment for wtorke & Im broderie:; to be done by him about her ma[tes] maske & heere allowed to this Accomplant by warrant vnder the hand of the right ho:[ble] Rohcrie Lo: Ski ney & william ffowler esquire two of her ma[tes] Couiicell dated the xxxth of Decembre 1603 together wth thacq[tes] of the said Christofer Shawe seene & examined & nowe culled in nd remaininge wth the rest of the remembrances of this Accompt in the Bagge the particulers thereol above menconed L[li] [end strikethrough]
(19) The distinguished Roger North--whose publications included books on law, history, music and fish--in his treatise The Gentleman Accomptant (1714) contrasted the journal and the ledger in this respect.
As is observed by Rogers(1) Defoe claimed to have been recruited by his friend Dalby Thomas to be Accomptant to the Commissioners of the Glass Duty, and to have served in that capacity from 1695 to the end of the Commissioners term of office (which was in 1699/1700).
Longman has already furnish'd me with a Vellum-book of all white Paper; some Sides of which I hope soon to fill, with the Names of proper Objects: And tho' my dear master has given me all this without Account, yet shall he see, (but nobody else) how I lay it out from Quarter to Quarter; and I will, if any be left, carry it on, like an Accomptant, to the next Quarter, and strike a Ballance four times a Year, and a general Ballance at every Year's End.
1] describes the "Italian manner of Debtor and Creditor" as "not only practis'd by the Merchant, whose business is most extensive, and comprehends the greatest variety, but is also allow'd the best method for the Steward and Publick Accomptant." Monteage [1675] demonstrates a "one system fits all" philosophy through the ingenious device of combining the affairs of all identified users into a single DEB-based illustration.
Lieuten.t made him accomptant General & often repeated this expression in the House 'that his Heart bled at the distress of the Country; On his changing sides a Droll said that he never knew before the Duke of Dorset had any skill in Surgery, but now he was convinced his Grace had an Excellent Stiptick to heal Bleeding Hearts.
(2009), "Different from what has hitherto appeared on this Subject: John Clark, Writing Master and Accomptant, 1738," paper presented at the 32nd Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, Tampere, Finland.
It is far more .likely that it was written by Ralph Handson, self-styled "accomptant." A tangled story involves Waninghen, Handson, and Carpenter.