Office of the Chief Accountant

Title:  University of Toronto.  Office of the Chief Accountant fonds

Date(s) of creation:  1827-1969

Physical description:  139.13 metres of textual and graphic records

Admin. history/Biographical Sketch: The position of Chief Accountant was established on February 18, 1946 as a result of the Auditor’s Report to the Board of Governors on Administrative Organization. It took over many of the activities of the Office of the Bursar being assigned the responsibility for “the receiving and disbursing of funds” and reported directly to the Comptroller. R. E. Spence was appointed to the position.   The Office of the Chief Accountant was merged with the Office of the Comptroller in 1970.

Scope and content:  Consists of general account books; records relating to the administration of endowment lands including surveys, reports, correspondence with the Office of the Bursar ; financial records relating to restoration and scholarship funds of Upper Canada College (ca 1828-1890); records relating to commissions (ca1848-1905); financial records of extra-curricular societies and clubs (1898-1912); copies of Senate statutes (1907-1949), records of the Board of Governors including Property, Finance and Special Committee reports, contracts and abstracts of land titles.

Access/Use: Restricted.  Subject to review under Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Finding aids: Finding aids available in Reading Room.

Related records in a different fonds:  Office of the Bursar, Office of the Comptroller

Accruals:   Further accruals are not expected.

    Corresponding accessions: A1968-0010/  A1973-0005