Which is the correct term for a person in charge of an accounting department: controller or comptroller? (USA)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Comptrollers are typically public officials who audit government accounts and sometimes certify expenditures, while controllers are officers of a private sector corporation who perform similar functions.

  • 1 decade ago

    A comptroller or controller is an official who supervises cashflows in some organization. Nowadays, comptrollers are typically public officials who audit government accounts and sometimes certify expenditures, while controllers are officers of a private sector corporation who perform similar functions.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Controller is more widely used. Comptroller is typically used within a government setting.

  • 1 decade ago

    they are the same. Most use controller in USA

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  • 1 decade ago

    They're synonymous, so either is acceptable.

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