secretaria contadora

01:11 Apr 28, 2006
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Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Education / Pedagogy / School Official in Charge of Academic Records
Spanish term or phrase: secretaria contadora
On a Guatemalan Academic Transcript:

Context" "La infrascrita **Secretaria Contadora** del Instituto Normal...certifica que para el efecto ha tenido a la vista el Expediente de la Senorita..." and then the couses and grades follow.

I'm having a bit of trouble with the whole sentence. How would you translate all of it?

Many thanks in advance for all of your help.

femme
Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
Local time: 22:42


Summary of answers provided
3 +2The undersigned Account Secretary...
kelime
4accounting clerk
Kathryn Litherland
3 +1Secretary and Accountant
Mayra Franke


  

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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
The undersigned Account Secretary...


Explanation:
The undersigned Accounts Secretary of the "Normal Institute" certifies that Miss ... 's record has been monitored for that purpose

kelime
France
Local time: 04:42
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Paula Hernández
1 hr
  -> Gracias Paula !

agree  Custom Trans.: This appears to be correct, because the of nature of her job dealing with records or student accounts involving transcripts.
2 days 12 hrs
  -> gracias lluvia
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18 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Secretary and Accountant


Explanation:
I think that she she is both an Accountant and a Secratary, otherwise, she would have written "secretaria de contabilidad"

I would translate it like this:

"The undersigned Secretay and Accountant of the Instituto Normal ... certifies that she has had at sight the records of miss ... at her request"

It is just an idea...I hope it helps.


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Note added at 18 hrs (2006-04-28 19:28:56 GMT)
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sorry, I wrote she twice!

Mayra Franke
Guatemala
Local time: 20:42
Native speaker of: Spanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Custom Trans.: That was a good thought, but because she deals with student records, it appears to me that they are refering to student accounts wich could deal with money but the title is still better said as account secretary
1 day 22 hrs
  -> thank you Lluvia!
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1 day 2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
accounting clerk


Explanation:
this is the most common job descriptive term for someone who works under an accountant doing the sorts of tasks considered "secretarial." Accounting secretary is another possibility, but it is far less common (the term "secretary" is falling out of favor due to its gendered weight).

Kathryn Litherland
United States
Local time: 22:42
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 52
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