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comptroller

comptroller

noun comp·trol·ler \kən-ˈtrō-lər, ˈkäm(p)-ˌ, käm(p)-ˈ\

: a person who is in charge of the financial accounts of a company or organization

Full Definition of COMPTROLLER

1
:  a royal-household official who examines and supervises expenditures
2
:  a public official who audits government accounts and sometimes certifies expenditures
3
:  controller 1c
comp·trol·ler·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Origin of COMPTROLLER

Middle English, alteration of countreroller controller
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

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