One who is skilled in the practice of accounting or who is in charge of public or private accounts. An accountant is responsible for reporting financial results, whether for a company or for an individual, in accordance with government and regulatory authority rules.

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The accountant was required to work overtime during the last few days of the month to ensure that the bank reconciliations were complete.

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In order to make sense of the financial side of the business, they decided to hire an outside accountant to look them over.

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I worked as an accountant and met a lot of interesting people in the industry that had a lot of experience and insight.

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