Legal Definition and Related Resources of Accountant

Meaning of Accountant

One who is versed In accounts. A person or officer appointed to keep the accounts of a public company. A certified public accountant is one who is certified by proper authority to be competent to examine and report on accounts. He who renders to another or to a court a just and detailed statement of the property which he holds as trustee, executor, administrator, or guardian. See 16 Viner, Abr. 155.

Meaning of Accountant in the United States Tax System

Accountant may be defined as a person who works in the field of accounting; may be an independent accountant, an auditor, a tax accountant, or one who provides internal accounting services for the employer.

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What does Accountant mean in American Law?

The definition of Accountant in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

A member of a skilled trade or profession, learned and trained to create and maintain the financial records of an individual or organization.

These operations range from reasonably simple and mechanical acts of organized entry of financial data, all the way through complex and detailed cost-accounting procedures. Especially because of growing governmentally mandated record keeping and reporting requirements, but also because of the internal needs of complex modern business and finance itself, accountants are indispensible to industry and commmerce. See also certified public accountant.


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Accountant Definition (in the Accounting Vocabulary)

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants offers the following definition of Accountant in a way that is easy for anybody to understand: Person skilled in the recording and reporting of financial transactions.

United States Tax Concept of Accountant’s Equation

Accountant’s Equation is the equation which is the basis of a balance sheet. It is as follows: Assets = Liabilities + Owners’ Equity.


Legal English Vocabulary: Accountant in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term accountant into Spanish: contador (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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