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English definition of “accountant”

accountant

noun [C]     /əˈkaʊntənt/
a person or company whose job is preparing the financial records of people , companies , or organizations : According to figures compiled for accountant KPMG, year-on-year the negative trading statements were down 10% → See also certified management accountant, certified public accountant, chartered accountant, chartered certified accountant, cost accountant, forensic accountant
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