A person trained in accounting, bookkeeping, and taxes.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
Someone who works with financial data. Usually a skilled professional trained in financial analysis rather than one who keeps the books. Compare: bookkeeperCategory: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Accounting, Bookkeeping & FinancesCategory: Business Cash Flow Problems & BankruptcyCategory: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Tax & DeductionsCategory: Personal Finance & Retirement → Taxes → Tax Audits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
A person who has the requisite skill and experience in establishing and maintaining accurate financial records for an individual or a business. The duties of an accountant may include designing and controlling systems of records, auditing books, and preparing financial statements.
Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.
A person who has the requisite skill and experience in establishing and maintaining accurate financial records for an individual or a business. The duties of an accountant may include designing and controlling systems of records, auditing books, and preparing financial statements.An accountant may give tax advice and prepare tax returns.
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