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Definition someone responsible for supervising an organization's financial matters — especially for a government agency or non-profit organization
  • The comptroller will give a full report and recommendations to the Senate in March.
  • And the comptroller five hundred.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • She says if I run for mayor she wants to be comptroller, of all things.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Come, good Sir Thomas, We shall be late else; which I would not be, For I was spoke to, with Sir Henry Guildford, This night to be comptrollers.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • Form 357W is filled out in every particular, as required by the office of the Co-ordinator in conformance with the instructions of the comptroller and by Directive 11-493.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Having been for some time employed by the postmaster-general of America as his comptroller in regulating several offices, and bringing the officers to account, I was, upon his death in 1753, appointed, jointly with Mr. William Hunter, to succeed him, by a commission from the postmaster-general in England.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • At the front of the receiving line in the half-filled auditorium is Cedric L.Jennings: from the Association of Telecommunications Managers and Associates, $1,500; from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, $1,000; from the Washington Chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, $7,000 over four years; and then there's Para-mount's Kings Dominion Scholarship, $1,000.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen

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