The idea was an apprentice/assistant to the Royal Treasurer. I thought it would be fun because, in the words of the Treasurer himself, "To tax something reasonably, you must understand it, and everything can be taxed." So as far as history, [name not decided] was the son of a noble, but his father was hopeless when it came to keeping accounts and drove the peasantry and himself deep into debt. In order to prevent a rebellion, the king had to remove him from power and replace him, but as his father had served the king well in a past war, he was allowed a small stipend and a place at court. [name TBA] is deeply ashamed of his father, and has become both frugal and meticulous as a result. He has some combat training, as a result of his father's martial background, but has had little time to practice since he joined the exchequer. He has a theoretical understanding of almost every profession (though he sorely lacks practical experience) and encyclopedic knowledge of the law (especially tax law). He has accompanied the Royal Treasurer on several inspections of various parts of the kingdom, and as such is aware of many of the tricks used to hide wealth or smuggle goods. He looks up to his boss, but only on a professional level; he does not seem to have a father-figure of any sort in his life. He is careful, organized, and precise, but can be a little OCD at times, and very much dislikes anyone messing with his stuff (not out of possessiveness, but because they'll leave it all disorganized).
I was thinking a scout, but all of the traits that seem to describe him are intelligence based. I really don't want to make him a spellcaster (though he understands the basics, he has no aptitude).
Any pointers would be appreciated!