Private Accountant

Private Accountant

An accountant employed by a company and charged with managing the company's own finances. That is, a private accountant does not handle the finances of a client or any other company. A private accountant is the accounting equivalent of an internal auditor. See also: Comptroller.
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THE Gurgaon Police has arrested a private accountant, who had allegedly established physical relations with an airhostess on the false pretext of marriage.
Donnelly would appoint a private accountant, a member of the Board of Assessors and a city councilor to the board.
The practice has been stopped, and a private accountant and a staff member of the association now handle the records.
The agreement also requires a private accountant to monitor his books for two years.
Throughout my career--private, public, and teaching--I have believed regulators were supposed to help private accountants and public accountants to make rules that aid comparability but also that help to control fraud.
In turn, law enforcement offers assistance with training public and private accountants in fraud detection techniques, current crime trends, and frauds to which certain industry segments remain particularly susceptible.