English - Alternative Forms
English - Etymology 1
- First attested in the mid 15th century.
- account + -ant
- From Middle English, from Middle French acuntant.
- Compare French accomptant.
- See also account.
- One who renders account; one accountable.
- A reckoner, or someone who maintains financial matters for a person(s)
- (accounting) One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts.
- (accounting) One whose profession includes organizing, maintaining and auditing the records of another. The records are usually, but not always, financial records.