Publications of National Monetary Commission Volume 27

Publications of National Monetary Commission Volume 27

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...arising out of the administration of the crown lands being assigned to special auditors of the land revenue, while the auditors of the foreign roll were called "Auditors of Prests and Foreign Accounts," and later, "Auditors of Imprest." All these different offices, which were not subdivisions of a single head oflice but were independent audit authorities, continued to exist side by side in the eighteenth century. The auditors of imprest, however, became the most important, owing to the increase in the parliamentary grants whose application they had to control. This brought them into contact with Parliament itself, and when the organization of the system of audit was taken in hand, attention was first directed to them. by the division of the pipe roll. But as early as the thir It can not be shown that there was, properly speaking, any dependence of the one side of the Exchequer on the other. But there was necessarily a close connection. The half yearly statement of accounts made by the auditors of the receipt formed the basis on which the entire audit and control of the account side was founded. The receipt side charged the accountants, the account side checked their discharge. The receipt side had to prepare 0 the wooden tallies used as quittances. When such a tally was used as a receipt for money paid, it was divided into two parts. The one, the foil, was given out; the other, the counterfoil, was retained. The collector in presenting his accounts sent in the foils as vouchers. The foils, if correct, must agree with the counterfoils. On each return made by the collectors, the chamberlains noted whether the foils belonging thereto were in order; then the return was sent to the clerk of the pipe or to an auditor....show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236755014
  • 9781236755018