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The corporate manager responsible for the firm's accounting activities. Sometimes referred to as the contoller (which means the same thing).


The chief accountant in a company or government. The controller is the head of the accounting department and is responsible for financial and managerial accounting. He/she helps management interpret and appropriately respond to accounting data. A controller is also called a comptroller.


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Finally, the comptroller lacks the authority under the Abandoned Property Law to conduct the broad audit functions he seeks to implement in this case.
Significantly, the state comptroller was authorized to examine the finances of lift companies if their solvency was doubted, and to appoint one or more persons to examine fire companies at any time at his discretion.
Unlike other squadron commanders, who work directly for a group commander, the comptroller is the only squadron commander who works directly for the wing commander.
In a separate, coordinated action, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced the execution of a formal agreement with Huntington National Bank, Columbus, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares, Incorporated.
The Comptroller thought that was just like a loan (maybe safer), requiring an allocation of capital of only 5 percent of the investment.
When I first ran for comptroller, people connected with the fact that I was a CPA," said Haynie.
The comptroller general discovered that in 1982 that water agency had failed to register more than $30 million in its bank accounts.
have announced they will soon introduce an amendment--something they call Gramm-Rudman-Hollings II--to reinstate the original role of the Comptroller General and President.
Baxter has worked in the Alabama Comptrollers Office for 24 years and has a total of 27 years of state service.
Hegar also announced plans to replace current Deputy Comptroller Martin Hubert with Mike Reissig, who is currently associate deputy comptroller and has previously served as chief revenue estimator.
Don Tison, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs, G-8, and Department of the Army, sparked the interest of the Hawaii Armed Forces Comptrollers and Financial Managers.