Comptroller Definition

kəntrōlər; also, kəmptrōlər, kämptrōlər
noun

Controller, esp. in government usage)

Webster's New World
The chief accountant of a company, who is responsible for preparing financial reports and supervising internal audits. The comptroller also may act as the treasurer in small companies. The terms comptroller and controller are used interchangeably.
Webster's New World Finance
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Other Word Forms of Comptroller

Noun

Singular:
comptroller
Plural:
comptrollers

Origin of Comptroller

  • From late Middle English compteroller, a spelling variant of countreroller (from which controller) due to folk etymology: the word was thought to have an etymological connection with Middle French compte (“account”). Originally the two spellings were equivalent and pronounced identically; the modern pronunciation with [mp] is based on the spelling.

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