a person whose profession is inspecting and auditing personal or commercial
late Middle English
present participle of
a person concerned with the maintenance and audit of business accounts and the preparation of consultant reports in tax and finance
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The traditional way to snare them is to hire an accountant to scrutinise accounts for anomalies.
She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations.
The incentives change from year to year, so it is important to check with a tax accountant.
He's taking the approach of a revolutionary reformer, but with the arguments of a number-crunching accountant.
If blood grossed you out and your verbal skills needed work, become an accountant.
At the moment of his arrest he was working as an accountant at a sewing factory.
Turner's lawyer and accountant were firmly opposed to the idea.
When he was younger, he worked as an accountant on the side.
His accountant told him it's a lot more than the feds usually ask for in an audit.
His brother, an accountant, told him that was the thing to do.
Then her credit cards were canceled, her household authority undercut, and her personal accountant fired.
It's particularly important to consult your accountant this year.
Sometimes there's no accounting for what an accountant might do.
Even so, the accountant's goals are more nuanced than simply increasing retention rates.
But that makes it all the more important that the accountant is of the highest quality.
Any one accountant is unlikely to come up with exactly the same figure for a company's profit as any other.
The current package might be said to be an accountant's tax cut rather than an economist's one.
And even that can be avoided by employing a reasonably competent accountant.
Example, an accountant cannot walk up randomly to anyone on the street to balance their books.
And then check with your tax accountant to see if she could be declared a dependent.
Nobody wants a well-intentioned accountant in charge when the house is on fire.
He had been a top student, something of a computer geek, who trained as an accountant and liked to sing and write songs.
The company accountant determined that the cost of operating the foundry vs.