bean counter Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"bean counter" in British English

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bean counternoun [C]

uk   us   mainly US informal disapproving
an accountant (= someone who ​takescare of a company's ​financialaffairs), ​especially one who ​works for a ​largecompany and does not like to ​allowemployees to ​spendmoney: It ​looked like the ​project was going to be ​approved, but the ​beancounters said it wasn't ​cost-effective.
(Definition of bean counter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bean counter" in Business English

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bean counternoun [C]

uk   us   informal disapproving
a ​person who makes ​financial decisions for a ​company or ​government, especially someone who ​wants to severely ​limit the ​amount of ​moneyspent: The Treasury's role is to ​act as Britain's bean ​counter in ​chief.
(Definition of bean counter from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bean counter”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指大公司的)会计师…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指大公司的)會計師…
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