A person who is skilled in accounts or the books of others. A person skilled in the recording and reporting of financial transactions. A person or officer appointed to keep the accounts of a public company. The party who renders to another or to a court a just and detailed statement of the administration of property which he holds as trustee, executor, administrator or guardian. One who renders account; one accountable. A reckoner. One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts. Accountant 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.