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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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 On Thursday, Manafort’s bookkeeper, Heather Washkuhn of the firm NKFSB, testified that Manafort racked up large bills but struggled to pay them in 2016. Alex Pappas, Fox News, "Judge cautions Mueller team on high bar for Manafort conviction," 3 Aug. 2018 This is where the Sam's Club lawyers are located, as well as their accountants, bookkeepers, buyers, upper management, human resources and advertising executives (all the high-paying jobs). John Staser, Anchorage Daily News, "Small business, not big box, carries the load in local economies," 15 Jan. 2018 Guy was Ponder's mother and worked as a bookkeeper. Fox News, "Serial killer says 2 more victims buried in South Carolina," 21 Aug. 2018 Meanwhile, British bookkeepers at Ladbrokes have Victoria in first place, then Albert and Arthur tied for second. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Already Talking Baby Names," 18 Oct. 2018

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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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