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Financial accountant

A term, principally of convenience, to distinguish the accountant responsible for overseeing the financial structure and liquidity of a business as opposed to his counterparts, who handle taxation matters (though in th.e smaller business these would be the concern of the financial accountant) and internal audit or costing and budgeting – the province of the management accountant. The financial accountant could also be described as the ex officio treasurer of the business – usually a company – with responsibility for ensuring that all cash resources are obtained on the best terms and used in a manner that will maximize advantage to the business.

Reference: The Penguin Business Dictionary, 3rd edt.