ac‧coun‧tant /əˈkaʊntənt/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
someone whose job is to keep and check financial accounts, calculate taxes etc
ac·count·ant [accountant accountants] [əˈkaʊntənt] [əˈkaʊntənt] noun
a person whose job is to keep or check financial accounts
Middle 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.
• We talked to the company's chief accountant.
• the investigating accountant's report
accountant /əˈkaʊn.tənt/ US /-ţənt/
someone who keeps or examines the records of money received, paid and owed by a company or person:
a firm of accountants
accountancy UK /əˈkaʊn.tənt.si/ US /-ţənt-/
noun [U] (US accounting)
the job of being an accountant:
He works in accountancy.
an accountancy firm
An accountant is a person whose job is to keep financial accounts.