Chris Wolff is the main protagonist in The Accountant. He was portrayed by Ben Affleck, who also played Batman in the DCEU, AJ Frost in Armageddon, Joseph in Joseph: King of Dreams and Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Daredevil.
Chris Wolff is a mildly Autistic man who is a total savant as a mathematician. He is a prodigy that makes him a great accountant. Chris is not only a great accountant, he was also had a lot of military training. He is an excellent in hand to hand combat and with guns. When he was a kid, he was sent to an institution that has a great environment for guys like Chris. But his father doesn't want to put him here and take care of himself. Christian 'Chris' Wolff (), a , works as a , tracking insider financial deceptions for numerous criminal enterprises. His clients are brokered to him via phone by a woman's voice, which originates from a restricted number. As an auditor of criminal enterprises, he accepts payment in various non-cash forms such as rare comics, gold bricks, and paintings by famous artists. Pursuing him is Raymond 'Ray' King (), the director of in the , who recognizes Christian by the alias "The Accountant". King blackmails young Marybeth Medina () into helping him identify and arrest the Accountant prior to his retirement, threatening to expose her undeclared criminal past (for the felony of lying on a federal employment application) if she refuses. King's only leads are Christian's numerous cover names. As a child, Christian had been diagnosed with a and was offered an opportunity to live at Harbor Neuroscience Institute in . Although Christian had bonded with Justine (), the mute daughter of the institute's director, his father declined, believing that Christian should overcome the hardships inherent in his condition. The pressure of raising a special-needs child later drove Christian's mother to leave him and his younger brother, Braxton. Their father, an army officer, arranged for them to receive extensive military training around the world, which Christian now uses to protect himself in his dangerous life.The voice gives Christian his next assignment, robotics corporation Living Robotics, whose in-house accountant, Dana Cummings (), has found suspicious financial discrepancies. The company's , Lamar Blackburn (), and his sister and associate Rita Blackburn () willingly cooperate with Christian's investigation, while Ed Chilton () dismisses Dana's findings as a mistake. However, after Dana provides him the company's records, Christian quickly discovers that $61 million has been from the company. The following night, Chilton, who is diabetic, is confronted in his home by a (), who forces him to self-administer a fatal insulin overdose. Later, Lamar surmises to Christian that Chilton embezzled the money and was driven to suicide out of guilt. Upset by Chilton's death, Lamar closes the investigation, leaving Christian distraught from unfinished work. Meanwhile, Medina realizes Christian's cover identities, including his current name, are all famous mathematicians (, , and ). Using to track the Accountant leads her to a shootout in which several members of the had been killed. Analyzing a sound recording, Medina isolates Christian's voice, determining that he is muttering the nursery rhyme to himself, a behavior consistent with . The trail leads her to the modest accounting office that Christian uses as a cover: ZZZ Accounting, in , dividing his profits through four cash-only businesses in his block. She learns that Christian has written off hefty tax returns with donations to the Harbor Neuroscience Institute. Christian and Dana are targeted for assassination, but Christian kills his own pursuers and rescues Dana, taking her to the trailer where he keeps the only things he values, including an original painting among his non-cash payments. While in hiding, they realize that the embezzled money was reinvested in affiliated companies in order to raise Living Robotics' stock price. Concluding that Rita is behind everything, Christian goes to her house, only to find her dead, murdered by the hitman, who escapes just as Christian is arriving. Thus, Lamar is exposed as the real mastermind. King and Medina arrive at Christian's house and find evidence (cameras hidden in bird houses and an in the garage) that he is the Accountant. King reveals that Christian had been arrested after he started a melee at his remarried mother's funeral that led to his father's death, taking a deputy's bullet meant for Christian. In jail, Christian had been mentored by Francis Silverberg (), a former accountant and fixer for the Gambino crime family, who subsequently became an for the United States government. Silverberg was later released and tortured to death by the Gambino family, which drove an enraged Christian to escape from jail and exact revenge on the people responsible.King confides to Medina that he was present at the shootout and that Christian spared his life after questioning him about being a "good dad". Afterwards, King had been contacted by the voice and provided with evidence Christian had compiled on criminals who violated his moral code, helping King rise to his position of director. King tells Medina that her investigation of the Accountant has been a test, and she has been selected to replace King, after his retirement, as the voice's contact in the Treasury Department. Christian attacks Lamar's mansion and kills the mercenary guards led by the hitman. After shootout, the hitman recognizes the nursery rhyme that Christian mutters to himself as he tends to his wounds. He confronts Christian and reveals himself to be Braxton, who had become estranged after their mother's funeral. Still resentful towards their mother for leaving, Braxton blames Christian for getting their father killed. The two reconcile after a hand-to-hand fight, and Lamar shows himself to chastise Christian. After Christian proceeds to kill Lamar without objection from Braxton, the two amiably agree to meet up another time. Later, the voice relays Christian's evidence on Lamar's criminal activities to Medina, who has accepted King's offer, and she dismantles Living Robotics. Christian then bids farewell to Dana by sending her the Pollock (covered up by the painting , a reference to their initial conversation), and leaves to find Braxton. Christian always loved the institute that he wanted to stay in when he was a kid. Her friend Justine the girl that Chris made friends in the institute was her partner who discovered all the white collar criminals that she can crack. The money he gets from his missions are donated to the institute. The voice is revealed to be a computer-generated voice from a powerful computer, given to the Institute as a donation by Christian. The computer is used by a (still mute) adult Justine to communicate, and also fulfill her duties as Christian's partner.