Definition of accountant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈkaʊntənt//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkaʊntənt//
Economy, Business people, Professions
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a person whose job is to keep or check financial accounts We talked to the company’s chief accountant. the investigating accountant’s report Wordfinderaccountant, agent, auditor, businessman, CEO, chairman, consultant, entrepreneur, executive, manager See related entries: Economy, Business people, Professions Word OriginMiddle English: from Law French, present participle of Old French aconter based on conter ‘to count’. The original use was as an adjective meaning ‘liable to give an account’, denoting a person who must do so.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: accountant