Comptroller meaning

kŏmp-trōlər, kŏmptrō-, kən-trō-
The definition of a comptroller is the title of the person in charge of the accounting department of a company.

An example of a comptroller is the person who sets the budget for a company.

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Controller, esp. in government usage)
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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.
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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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