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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Lawyers for Epstein's victims have compared the trafficking ring to an organized crime family with people working as schedulers, recruiters, pilots and bookkeepers. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "Jeffrey Epstein: How the sex-trafficking investigation could shed light on corruption," 9 July 2019 In 2015, Trotter and his colleague Mike Kelly charged an alleged Black Axe bookkeeper with fraud. Sean Williams, Harper's magazine, "The Black Axe," 19 Aug. 2019 Nuril relied on her $75-a-month bookkeeper wage at the school to help support her family. CNN, "Jailed for recording her boss' alleged sexual harassment, this mother wants to inspire women to say no to abuse," 17 July 2019 William Carroll Hall, the son of Edward Jenison Hall, a carpenter, and his wife, Evelyn Esther Dickey Hall, a bookkeeper, was born in Lowell, Mass., and raised in nearby Dracut, Mass. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "William C. Hall, a retired Teledyne Energy Systems Inc. marketing manager and an active churchman, dies," 3 June 2019 Shirley was a bookkeeper for 20 years at Brooks American Sprinkler Company., "Deaths in South Florida: 7/21," 21 July 2019 Nuril Maknun, 41, worked as a part-time bookkeeper at a high school in Mataram, the largest city on the religiously conservative island of Lombok. Fox News, "Indonesia woman faces jail time for recording boss’ lewd phone call, he is promoted," 6 July 2019 Jenny Campbell, a bookkeeper at the Albertsons on China Lake Boulevard in Ridgecrest, said the entire store was moving with light fixtures and pieces of the ceiling falling, bottles and glass broken in the aisles. Alexa Díaz,, "‘It was the scare of my life’: Residents near Ridgecrest feel intense shaking and fear," 4 July 2019 Known as a quiet man who was always interested in the stories of those who walked into his store, Warner was first hired on as a bookkeeper at Stellian Appliance in 1955 after returning from his service in the Korean War. Tad Vezner, Twin Cities, "Jim Warner, who built small appliance shop into Warners’ Stellian empire, dies at 90," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of bookkeeper

1555, in the meaning defined above

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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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