What does accountant mean?

Definitions for accountant
əˈkaʊn tntac·coun·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accountant, comptroller, controller(noun)

    someone who maintains and audits business accounts

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accountant(noun)

    one who renders account; one accountable

    Etymology: [Cf. F. accomptant, OF. acontant, p. pr.]

  2. Accountant(noun)

    a reckoner

    Etymology: [Cf. F. accomptant, OF. acontant, p. pr.]

  3. Accountant(noun)

    one who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts

    Etymology: [Cf. F. accomptant, OF. acontant, p. pr.]

  4. Accountant(adj)


    Etymology: [Cf. F. accomptant, OF. acontant, p. pr.]


  1. Accountant

    An accountant is a practitioner of accountancy or accounting, which is the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information that helps managers, investors, tax authorities and others make decisions about allocating resources. The Big Four auditors are the largest employers of accountants worldwide. However, most accountants are employed in commerce, industry and the public sector.

Editors Contribution

  1. accountant

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, skills, qualification, knowledge, role, responsibility and job title to create, prepare and manage the accounts for a business, company, enterprise or organization ensuring accurate compliance with the accounting standard.

    The accountant role is as important as other roles in a business as they are all connected and are dependant on each other.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accountant' in Nouns Frequency: #1716

How to pronounce accountant?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accountant in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accountant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of accountant in a Sentence

  1. Meer Hayet Kabir:

    Sometimes he would say he wants to become an accountant, sometimes he would say theology or sociology.

  2. Randy Santel:

    If I wasn’t a competitive eater, I’d be an accountant, or I’d work with animals, specifically dogs.

  3. David Feldsott:

    The mistakes I made, coupled with the complications of being an expat, is making me use an accountant, i think people are running a big risk by not using an expert.

  4. Happy Gilmore:

    Happy Golf requires goofy pants and a fat ass. You should talk to my neighbor the accountant. Probably a great golfer. Huge ass.

  5. Charles Day:

    If you’re divorcing a business owner, you want to value their business and have a forensic accountant go through it.

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