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

Other Words from bookkeeper

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

Examples of bookkeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Formerly, Chris Gerston was a mental health counselor who worked in wilderness therapy, and Erica Gerston worked as a long-time bookkeeper for multiple local businesses. Virginia Schmidt, Outside Online, 9 Oct. 2018 His first wife of nearly 40 years, the former Ruth Fleshman, a bookkeeper, died in 1998. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 18 July 2022 Keeler's attorneys, however, argued that sale of the bookkeeper's shares of the limo company showed a different buyer — not Ratcliff. Tony Cook, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Apr. 2022 Priest allegedly directed the bookkeeper to withhold funds paid by students for snacks and sundries and to use the cash to purchase more such items to be sold to the students, according to Smith. Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, al, 12 Apr. 2022 O’Neill, 53, worked as a bookkeeper for Jaycee Newman Inc., a specimen tree nursery brokerage, and stole from the company from 2015 until 2019, when Debbie Newman, one of the owners, went to police to report her suspicions. oregonlive, 28 June 2022 My mom worked in Paterson, New Jersey, as a bookkeeper for a factory. Katie Bain, Billboard, 2 May 2022 Hire a financial advisor, accountant, estate attorney and bookkeeper. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 22 June 2021 Get a business bank account, have one credit/debit card dedicated to your business and hire a competent bookkeeper. Kale Goodman, Forbes, 5 May 2022 See More

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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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bookkeeping machine

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11 Aug 2022

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“Bookkeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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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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