Not for me, mind you—we took our taxes to the accountant weeks ago.
Your query will be answered with a blank stare, followed by a long pause and half-hearted reply: My accountant?
New evidence suggests Bernie had powerful accomplices in his scheme—philanthropist Norman Levy and a second accountant.
mid-15c., "accounting officer, one who renders accounts," from Old French acuntant (Modern French accomptant), from present participle of accompter (see account). Sense of "professional maker of accounts" is recorded from 1530s. The word also was an adjective in Middle English, "accountable; liable to render accounts" (early 15c.).