comptroller

comptroller
comp·trol·ler /kən-'trō-lər, 'kämp-ˌtrō-/ n: the head accounting officer of a company or government

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

comptroller
noun accountant, auditor, banker, bookkeeper, bookkeeping expert, bursar, business manager, cashier, chartered accountant, chief accounting officer, depositary, examiner of business accounts, financial officer, inspector of accounts, inventory expert, manager, purser, reckoner, registrar, supervisor of accounts, treasurer, trustee ASSOCIATED CONCEPTS; city comptroller, state comptroller

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


comptroller
An officer who conducts the fiscal affairs of a state or municipal corporation.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


comptroller
An officer who conducts the fiscal affairs of a state or municipal corporation.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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