Accountant and Auditor

Accountant

An accountant is a practitioner of accountancy or accounting, which is the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information that helps managers, investors, tax authorities and others make decisions about allocating resources.

accountant n : someone who maintains and audits business accounts [syn: {comptroller}, {controller}]

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "accountant": CA, CPA, abacist, accountant general, actuary, amanuensis, archivist, auditor, bank accountant, bank examiner, bookkeeper, bursar, calculator, cashier, cashkeeper, certified public accountant, chamberlain, chartered accountant, clerk, comptroller, computer, controller, cost accountant, cost keeper, curator, depositary, depository, documentalist, engraver, estimator, figurer, filing clerk, financial officer, journalizer, librarian, liquidator, marker, notary, notary public, paymaster, prothonotary, purse bearer, purser, receiver, reckoner, record clerk, recorder, recordist, register, registrar, scorekeeper, scorer, scribe, scrivener, secretary, statistician, stenographer, steward, stonecutter, timekeeper, treasurer, trustee

Accountant \Ac*count"ant\, n. [Cf. F. accomptant, OF. acontant, p. pr.] 1. One who renders account; one accountable. [1913 Webster] 2. A reckoner. [1913 Webster] 3. One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts. [1913 Webster] {Accountatn general}, the head or superintending accountant in certain public offices. Also, formerly, an officer in the English court of chancery who received the moneys paid into the court, and deposited them in the Bank of England. [1913 Webster]

Accountant \Ac*count"ant\, a. Accountable. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Auditor

The general definition of an audit is an evaluation of a person, organization, system, process, enterprise, project or product.

auditor n 1: someone who listens attentively [syn: {hearer}, {listener}, {attender}] 2: a student who attends a course but does not take it for credit 3: a qualified accountant who inspects the accounting records and practices of a business or other organization

99 Moby Thesaurus words for "auditor": Big Brother, CA, CPA, accepter, accountant, accountant general, acquirer, actuary, addressee, audience, audient, autodidact, bank accountant, bank examiner, beholder, boatswain, bookkeeper, boss, bursar, calculator, cashier, cashkeeper, certified public accountant, chamberlain, chartered accountant, chief, clerk, comptroller, consignee, controller, cost accountant, cost keeper, curator, depositary, depository, eavesdropper, educatee, financial officer, floor manager, floorman, floorwalker, foreman, gaffer, ganger, getter, head, headman, hearer, hearkener, holder, inquirer, inspector, journalizer, learner, liquidator, listener, looker, monitor, noncommissioned officer, obtainer, overhearer, overman, overseer, payee, paymaster, praepostor, prefect, proctor, procurer, pupil, purse bearer, purser, receiver, recipient, reckoner, recorder, registrar, scholar, self-taught person, sirdar, slave driver, snoop, spectator, steward, straw boss, student, studier, subforeman, super, superintendent, supervisor, surveyor, taker, taskmaster, trainee, treasurer, trustee, viewer, visitor

Auditor \Au"di*tor\, n. [L. auditor, fr. audire. See {Audible}, a.] 1. A hearer or listener. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. A person appointed and authorized to audit or examine an account or accounts, compare the charges with the vouchers, examine the parties and witnesses, allow or reject charges, and state the balance. [1913 Webster] 3. One who hears judicially, as in an audience court. [1913 Webster] Note: In the United States government, and in the State governments, there are auditors of the treasury and of the public accounts. The name is also applied to persons employed to check the accounts of courts, corporations, companies, societies, and partnerships. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • accountant: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • accountant: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • accountant: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • accountant: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • auditor: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • auditor: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • auditor: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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