Adjective "accountant" definition and examples

(Accountant may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈkaʊnt(ə)nt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person whose job is to keep or inspect financial accounts.
  1. 'They cancelled their credit cards when told accountants were to look through the books, it is claimed.'
  2. 'He is not sure if he owes tax on this, but is meeting his accountant this week to discuss the issue.'
  3. 'The orientation of research and development staff is likely to differ from that of accountants.'
  4. 'Many accountants have opted to return to college to add further value to their skills.'
  5. 'There are a number of types of accountant, with chartered accountants being among the best known.'
  6. 'Financial control is not as popular with qualified accountants as it used to be.'
  7. 'The distinction between fixed and variable costs commonly used by accountants is quite irrelevant.'
  8. 'When my banker boyfriend came to London, he hung out with other bankers, or accountants and lawyers.'
  9. 'He would pass the letter on to his accountant, who would more than likely tell him not to worry.'
  10. 'More to the point, we are a nation of accountants, consultants and financial advisers.'

More definitions

1. a person whose profession is inspecting and auditing personal or commercial accounts.

More examples(as adjective)

"members can be accountant."

"investigations can be accountant."

"committees can be accountant."

Origin

Middle English: from Law French, present participle of Old French aconter (see account). The original use was as an adjective meaning ‘liable to give an account’, hence denoting a person who must do so.