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A comptroller is an official who supervises expenditures. Comptrollers include both royal-household officials and public comptrollers who audit government accounts and sometimes certify expenditures. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that French Wiktionary be merged into this article or section. ... A financial audit, or more accurately, an audit of financial statements, is the examination by an independent third party of the financial statements of a company or other organisation, resulting in the publication of an independent opinion on whether or not those financial statements are relevant, accurate and complete. ...


A comptroller is also a controller, one of the chief financial officers in a corporation charged with managing the cash flows of the organization. As a general rule, a comptroller is a public/government official, while a controller is an accounting professional in a company in the private sector. Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. ... Corporate redirects here. ...

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Ireland

The office of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is outlined in Article 33 of the Constitution of Ireland. The CAG is appointed by the President on the nomination of Dáil Éireann. Based in Dublin Castle, the CAG operates independently of government. The office is required to audit spending authorised by the legislature. The current holder of the office is John Purcell. The Constitution of Ireland is the founding legal document of the state known today as the Republic of Ireland. ... Official Seal of the President of Ireland Mary McAleese, the current President of Ireland. ... The Dáil Chamber Dáil Éireann[1] is the lower house of the Oireachtas (parliament) of Ireland. ... Dublin Castle. ... An audit is an evaluation of an organization, system, process, project or product. ... The Oireachtas is the National Parliament of the Republic of Ireland. ...


United States

In the U.S. government, the Comptroller General is the director of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), an agency founded in 1921 to ensure the accountability of the federal government. Banks are supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The United States Comptroller General is the director of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) (formerly known as the General Accounting Office), a government agency founded in 1921 to ensure the accountability of the federal government. ... GAO headquarters The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the non-partisan audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress, and an agency in the Legislative Branch of the United States Government. ... The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (or OCC) was established by the National Currency Act of 1863 and serves to charter, regulate, and supervise all national banks and the federal branches and agencies of foreign banks in the United States. ...


United Kingdom

The title of comptroller is also used in British Politics - the Comptroller of the Household is a senior Whip, a senior member of the Royal Household, though his duties in this regard are purely nominal. The Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain's Office, however, is a full-time member of the Royal Household. His duties are concerned with the arrangement of ceremonial affairs rather than financial affairs. Politics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland take place in the framework of a constitutional monarchy in which the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of government. ... The Comptroller of the Household is an ancient position in the English royal household, currently the second-ranking member of the Lord Stewards department, and often a cabinet member. ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ... In all the medieval monarchies of western Europe the general system of government sprang from, and centred in, the royal household. ... The Lord Chamberlains Office is a department within the British Royal Household. ...


In the Bailiwick of Guernsey, Channel Islands, Comptroller is the name for second-most senior Law Officer of the Crown. This corresponds to the office of Deputy Attorney-General in Jersey and other jurisdictions. A bailiwick is the area of jurisdiction of a bailiff. ... This article is about the British dependencies, for the islands off Southern California, please see Channel Islands of California. ...


Etymology

The term comptroller (with French etymology) is often seen as an archaic term, but it is still a relatively common spelling of the job description. In the UK it is generally pronounced with a silent p while the U.S. it is common to pronounce the p. Not to be confused with Entomology, the study of insects. ...


See also

Accountancy (profession) or accounting (methodology) is the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information primarily used by managers, investors, tax authorities and other decision makers to make resource allocation decisions. ... The Comptroller of the Household is an ancient position in the English royal household, currently the second-ranking member of the Lord Stewards department, and often a cabinet member. ... Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. ... Economics offers various definitions for money, though it is now commonly defined as any good or token that functions as a medium of exchange that is socially and legally accepted in payment for goods and services and in settlement of debts. ...

External links

  • U.S. office of the Comptroller of the Currency

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Erie County Works - Erie County Charter - COMPTROLLER (795 words)
The Erie county comptroller's act, being chapter four hundred twenty three of the laws of nineteen hundred thirty nine as amended, is hereby repealed, as of January first, nineteen hundred sixty one.
Be the chief fiscal, accounting, reporting and auditing officer of the county, and oversee the fiscal affairs of the county including the sale of all bonds and notes and the investment of proceeds thereof and the investment of agency and trust funds, as well as general and operating fund revenues.
Examine all requisitions for the encumbering of funds for the expenditure of which the county is responsible, and certify as to the availability of funds therefor.
Comptroller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (286 words)
A well-known comptroller in the United States is that of the government office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
In the U.S. government, the Comptroller General is the director of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), an agency founded in 1921 to ensure the accountability of the federal government.
The Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain's Office, however, is a full-time member of the Royal Household.
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