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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun accountant:

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Definition of the noun accountant

What does accountant mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: accountants

  1. someone who maintains and audits business accounts
    • examples: The company took action against its former accountant. | The accountant would not concede the mistake. | The accountant was blamed for the mistake. | The accountant will go into these figures. | When the accountant was arrested, rumour had it that it was for his creative bookkeeping. | Because the store is so small, he has to wear many different hats, from accountant to stock boy. | Allan was lucky and passed the tax accountant examination. | No suspicion may be attached to the accountant. | He has the capacity to become an accountant. | He is an accountant at the company.
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of accountant: comptroller / controller
    • more generic words: bourgeois / businessperson = a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
    • more specific terms:
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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

Alternative definition of the noun accountant

noun

  1. One who renders account; one accountable.
  2. A reckoner, or someone who maintains financial matters for a person(s)
  3. One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts.
  4. One whose profession includes organizing, maintaining and auditing the records of another. The records are usually, but not always, financial records.

Specialised definition of the noun accountant

Glossary of sports / figure skating

the official who compiles scores from judges and computes placements

Definition of the adjective accountant

What does accountant mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. [obsolete, Shakespearian] accountable

Characters

  1. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2014 film Jersey Boys.
  2. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2010 film Fyodor.
  3. Accountant is a fictional character from the 1950 film Path of Hope.
  4. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2000 film Mission: Impossible II.
  5. Accountant is a fictional character from the 1989 film Batman.
  6. Accountant is a fictional character from the 1998 film The Big Hit.
  7. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2007 film Dead Clever.
  8. Accountant is a fictional character in the 2012 film This Is 40.
  9. Accountant is a fictional character from the 1973 film Turkish Delight.
  10. Accountant is a fictional character in the 1969 film Erotissimo.
  11. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2008 film Blindness.
  12. Accountant is a fictional character in Naked Campus, 1982 drama film.
  13. Accountant is a fictional character from the short comedy film Secrets of a Hollywood Nurse.
  14. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2010 film Rubber.
  15. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Aggression Scale.
  16. Accountant is a fictional character from the 1967 film There Was an Old Couple.
  17. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2011 film Dark Horse.
  18. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2007 film, Wild Hogs.
  19. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2013 film Fists of Finance.
  20. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2008 film Telstar: The Joe Meek Story.
  21. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Girlfriend Experience.
  22. Accountant is a fictional character from the 1993 romantic comedy film Look Who's Talking Now.
  23. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2008 film RocknRolla.
  24. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2014 film Brick Mansions.
  25. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2010 film The Other Guys.
  26. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2012 film Hitchcock.
  27. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2008 film Defiance.
  28. Accountant is a fictional character from the 1971 film Bikhare Moti.
  29. Accountant is a fictional character from the 1989 film Fletch Lives.
  30. Accountant is a fictional character from the 1972 film Across 110th Street.
  31. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2003 film Bad Boys II.
  32. Accountant is a fictional character from the 1997 film Chandralekha.
  33. Accountant is a fictional character from the 1993 film CB4.
  34. Accountant is a fictional character from the 1996 film The Juror.
  35. Accountant is a fictional character from the 1998 film Following.
  36. Accountant is a fictional character from the 2005 film Tara Road.

There are other characters with in their name, like Chief Accountant.

Miscellanea

  1. Accountant: An accountant is a practitioner of accounting or accountancy, 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.
    • also known as Λογιστής, Ragioniere, 會計師
  2. Accountant a.k.a. .accountant: The domain name suffix "accountant" is a generic top-level domain in the new ICANN's generic Top Level Domain program on the Internet. It is intended to be used by accountant, as well as accounting firms and professionals. This new generic top-level domain will be also available for other disciplines in the accounting industry, such as fields of accounting, financial stamentes, auditing and accounting qualifications.

Phrases with Accountant

Phrases starting with the word Accountant:

  1. Accountant's Lien
  2. Accountant General

Phrases ending with the word Accountant:

  1. cost accountant
  2. turf accountant
  3. chartered accountant
  4. certified public accountant

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Accountant

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Google previewBest Business Practices for Photographers, Second Edition (2010)

by John Henry III Harrington

An accountant is an indispensable resource.

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of the Word (2015)

by John R. Taylor

Accountant is a hyponym of human (as long as there are no robots doing the job; in that case, there would be members of A outside C, which would make Fig. 41.2 c the proper semantic relation between the two words). In a dictionary, proper ...

Google previewFinancial and Managerial Accounting (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An accountant is a practitioner of accounting or accountancy, which is the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information that helps managers, investors, tax authorities and others make decisions about ...

Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

Interestingly, accountant is a popularized legal technicality that originally, in the 15th century, denoted “the defendant in an action of account.” (See account, n.) By extension, in the 16th century, the word came to mean “one whose occupation ...

Google previewReports of Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1809)

by Pennsylvania. Supreme Court, Horace Binney

The accountant is a public known officer, created by law for a particular province ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Management - A Focus on Leaders by Annie McKee, ISBN 9780132128650 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

An accountant is a practitioner of accountancy (UK) or accounting (US), which is the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information that helps managers, investors, tax authorities and others make decisions ...

Google previewLocal Authority Accounting Methods Volume 1 (RLE Accounting) (2014)

The Early Debate 1884-1908 by Hugh Coombs, J. R. Edwards

Equally interesting to an accountant is the evolution of a Municipal Balance Sheet.

Google previewE-Z Accounting (2009)

by Peter J. Eisen

The accountant is responsible for the design and implementation of the accounting system used by the business organization. Whether the accountant is the controller of the business or comes into the organization ...

Google previewA Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations (2014)

by Darren R. Hayes

A forensic accountant is an individual who has an accounting background and is involved with financial investigations. Since its formation in 1989, the SANS ( SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute has provided training to security ...

Google previewDictionary of International Banking and Finance Terms (2001)

by John Owen Edward Clark, Financial World Publishing

Also the work done by an accountant, involving knowledge of the law as it affects financial matters (e.g. the tax ...

Google previewDictionary of International Business Terms (2001)

by John Owen Edward Clark

accountant Any person practising accountancy, whether qualified or ...

Google previewDictionary of Accounting (1985)

by Ralph W. Estes

accountant A person who performs accounting work, such as a certified public accountant, who provides independent audits of financial statements as well as ...

Google previewThe Entrepreneur's Dictionary of Business and Financial Terms (2013)

by Khwaja Masoom

Certified Accountant: Title given by the Association of Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, India, and other British Commonwealth countries. They use the initials ACA (for member of the Association of Certified ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC TERMS, 5th ed. (2007)

ACCOUNTANT person who works in the field of accounting; may be an independent accountant, auditor, or one who provides internal accounting services for the employer. See also AUDITOR; CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT ...

Google previewDictionary of Film Finance and Distribution (2013)

A Guide for Independent Filmmakers by John W. Cones

production account * The bank account into which funds designated to be spent on the production of a motion picture are deposited (see “production” and “production accountant”). production accountant ...

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Sign language

Accountant in Baby Sign Language, ASL

Your baby can easily learn from you to sign Accountant. Learn how to teach your baby to sign Accountant {on the go} with ASL {without flashcards}. Post a video ...

Quotes about Accountant

Put you energy into music. If it fails you, you can become an accountant or a dentist. And then if you become a dentist or an accountant, it's too late to become a musician afterwards. (Peter Tork)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3O1U1N1T1A1N1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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