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Encyclopedia > Comptroller of the Treasury

The Comptroller of the Treasury was an official of the United States Department of the Treasury from 1789 to 1817. According to section III of the Act of Congress establishing the Treasury Department, it is the comptroller's duty to The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet department and the treasury of the United States government. ... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A comptroller is an official who supervises expenditures. ...

superintend the adjustment and preservation of the public accounts; to examine all accounts settled by the Auditor, and certify the balances arising thereon to the Register; to countersign all warrants drawn by the Secretary of the Treasury, which shall be warranted by law; to report to the Secretary the official forms of all papers to be issued in the different offices for collecting the public revenue, and the manner and form of keeping and stating the accounts of the several persons employed therein. He shall moreover provide for the regular and punctual payment of all monies which may be collected, and shall direct prosecutions for all delinquencies of officers of the revenue, and for debts that are, or shall be due to the United States.

In 1817, the office of the Comptroller of the Treasury became the First Comptroller of the Treasury. Audit can refer to: Telecommunication audit Financial audit Performance audit Completion of a course of study for which no assessment is completed or grade awarded; especially audit is awarded to those who have elected not to receive a letter grade for a course in which letter grades typically awarded. ... The Register of the Treasury was an office of the United States Treasury Department. ... In law, a warrant can mean any authorization. ... The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Criminal law (also known as penal law) is the body of law that regulates governmental sanctions (such as imprisonment and/or fines) as retaliation for crimes against the social order. ... Debt is that which is owed. ...

External links

  • Fact sheet on the Act of Congress establishing the Treasury Department

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Comptroller - LoveToKnow 1911 (121 words)
COMPTROLLER, the title of an official whose business primarily was to examine and take charge of accounts, hence to direct or control, e.g.
the English comptroller of the household, comptroller and auditor-general (head of the exchequer and audit department), comptroller-general of patents, andc., comptrollergeneral (head of the national debt office).
The word is used in the same sense in the United States, as comptroller of the treasury, an official who examines accounts and signs drafts, and comptroller of the currency, who administers the law relating to the national banks.
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