Accountant

Definition

A general term used for anyone who performs accounting functions for a business.

See Also

Bookkeeper, CPA, CFO, Controller.

Tips

This term can refer to someone who may be a bookkeeper, controller, accountant, CFO or CPA. If someone claims to be an accountant, we recommend asking the person to clarify. Accountants can range from individuals with almost no experience to CPAs with decades of experience.