bookkeeper

noun
book·keep·er | \ˈbu̇k-ˌkē-pər \

Definition of bookkeeper 

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

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bookkeeping \ˈbu̇k-ˌkē-piŋ \ noun

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Mildred was a bookkeeper, avid canasta player, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 7/10," 10 July 2018 There are skills mismatches and geographical mismatches—not everybody is qualified to be a bookkeeper for example, and an unemployed worker in Pittsburgh can’t easily fill a job in Indianapolis. Justin Lahart, WSJ, "Economic Milestone: There Is a Job for Everyone Who Wants One," 8 May 2018 Shell, 42, a bookkeeper from Batesville, Ark., was said to have a three-day supply of medicine with him. Lindsey Bever, ajc, "The dramatic and tragic rescue of explorers trapped in a cave — 53 years ago in America," 10 July 2018 Irma graduated from Weaver High school and worked as a bookkeeper. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Irma Edelson," 1 July 2018 She was known for her strong work ethic, retiring at age 76 having been employed at various companies as a bookkeeper. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 7/1," 1 July 2018 His mother, Virginia (Gray) Peck, was a homemaker who also worked as a bookkeeper at the store. Richard Sandomir, BostonGlobe.com, "Richard Peck, 84, acclaimed author for young readers," 28 May 2018 Ethyl had a variety of occupations during her life including labor and delivery nurse and bookkeeper, but none so dear to her as her most cherished role of mother and grandmother. OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 7/5," 5 July 2018 His mother, Virginia (Gray) Peck, was a homemaker who also worked as a bookkeeper at the store. Richard Sandomir, BostonGlobe.com, "Richard Peck, 84, acclaimed author for young readers," 28 May 2018

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1555, in the meaning defined above

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bookkeeper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bookkeeper

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

bookkeeper

noun
book·keep·er | \ˈbu̇k-ˌkē-pər \

Kids Definition of bookkeeper

: a person who keeps financial records for a business

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