Bean Counter

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Bean Counter

Slang; an accountant.
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These racial bean counters all read from the same script: The repeal of preferences amounted to ``ethnic cleansing'' in the university system.
The potential for error and abuse is great, especially as the bean counters try to determine not just how many people weren't counted, but also where they ``live'' down to the street.
Bean counters at accountants KPMG have been appointed as receivers at Hibernia and six subsidiary companies.
Now the bean counters are suffering similar attacks of shyness.
BEAN counters at BDO Stoy Hayward have asked for our help in publicising a group of nine companies that are behind a dodgy property investment scheme.
The penny-pinching bean counters who run organisations these days have outsmarted themselves.
Bean counters at Grant Thornton have been appointed administrators and so far sound confident they can sell the company and secure jobs for 385 staff in Northamptonshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire and Essex.
Once again Scotland has been betrayed by Labour, and Scottish soldiers by bean counters who never carried a rifle.
In their first major examination of the tax and spending bills signed by President Clinton, congressional bean counters said Tuesday that the measures will balance the budget - and generate a substantial surplus after 2001.
Even the bean counters can't look their customers in the eye while they rob them blind.
Unlike traditional bean counters, who take at face value figures given to them by companies, forensic accountants are trained to look behind the numbers.
I propose these fun-loving bean counters should be given party incentives for keeping tabs on the district's money.