book·​keep·​er | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce bookkeeper (audio) \

Definition of bookkeeper

: a person who records the accounts or transactions of a business

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bookkeeping \ ˈbu̇k-​ˌkē-​piŋ How to pronounce bookkeeping (audio) \ noun

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Nxivm bookkeeper Kathy Russell pleaded guilty to one count of visa fraud, and Nxivm CEO Nancy Salzman pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy. Sonia Moghe, CNN, "Nxivm trial testimony ends with video of founder discussing child sex abuse," 14 June 2019 Schedulers, bookkeepers and secretaries could all feel the impact as clerical tasks become more automated, given that women fill 72% of those positions in advanced economies, McKinsey found. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Automation could throw millions of women out of work," 6 June 2019 His father, Joseph, owned a silk-screen printing shop, Masta Displays, and his mother, the former Ethel Stern, was a homemaker and the shop’s bookkeeper. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Robert Grossman, Illustrator With a Brash Touch, Dies at 78," 19 Mar. 2018 During more than two years, a bookkeeper stole $217,376 from an attorney and spent some of the cash at a Seminole casino, on Uber rides, dining out and even on utility bills, Fort Lauderdale police say. Linda Trischitta,, "Bookkeeper stole $200,000 and spent cash at casino, on Uber rides and more, cops say," 13 June 2019 The film is based on a 911 call from a 2013 incident in which Antoinette Tuff, a bookkeeper at an Atlanta-area elementary school, was able to calm a 20-year-old man armed with a rifle and convince him to put his weapon down and surrender. Washington Post, "Oscar-nominated short depicts real school shooting 911 call," 1 Mar. 2018 When the economy picked up after the start of World War II, my father found work as a bookkeeper. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Tippi Hedren’s First Beauty Secret Came From a Stranger’s Hands," 26 Dec. 2018 Vasquez worked as a bookkeeper for Mc2, owned by Epstein associate Jean-Luc Brunel. Julie K. Brown, The Seattle Times, "Perversion of Justice: Even from jail, sex abuser manipulated the system. His victims were kept in the dark," 4 Dec. 2018 So to best prepare, these valiant bookkeepers should check in at Santa Monica’s premier luxury beach hotel, Shutters on the Beach. Max Maeckler, Vogue, "Going to the Oscars? The Best L.A. Hotels for Every Hollywood Type," 22 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of bookkeeper

1555, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bookkeeper was in 1555

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English Language Learners Definition of bookkeeper

: a person whose job is to keep the financial records for a business


book·​keep·​er | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce bookkeeper (audio) \

Kids Definition of bookkeeper

: a person who keeps financial records for a business

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