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Should the dictionary definition of the word ‘accountant’ be changed?

The current Oxford English Dictionary definition of “accountant” doesn’t seem that controversial. “A person whose job is to keep or inspect financial accounts” is a description many will recognise. However, software firm Xero wants this changed, to better reflect the changing role of the accountant from merely a bean-counter to a professional who serves more as a trusted advisor. The new wording they have suggested is “a...