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 Dictionary entry overview: What does comptroller mean? 

  The noun COMPTROLLER has 1 sense:

1. someone who maintains and audits business accounts

  Familiarity information: COMPTROLLER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Someone who maintains and audits business accounts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


accountant; comptroller; controller

Hypernyms ("comptroller" is a kind of...):

bourgeois; businessperson (a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "comptroller"):

auditor (a qualified accountant who inspects the accounting records and practices of a business or other organization)

bean counter (an accountant or bureaucrat who is believed to place undue emphasis on the control of expenditures)

bookkeeper (someone who records the transactions of a business)

certified public accountant; CPA (an accountant who has passed certain examinations and met all other statutory and licensing requirements of a United States state to be certified by that state)

chartered accountant (a British accountant who is a member of a professional body that has a royal charter)

cost accountant (a specialist in the systematic recording and analysis of the costs incident to production)

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