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Yes, that is a reasonable request so you can determine whether the PR's fees are reasonable considering the other expenses and the value of the estate as a whole. It wouldn't really make sense to agree to paying the PR before you know if their compensation is reasonable and whether you should object or not.
You can't force the PR to file the Final Accounting before they are ready to, but you can refuse to sign off on any release and waiver agreeing to their compensation unless they give you a copy of the final accounting.
Or you can just refuse to sign at all and then the PR will file the final account regardless. There is then an "Exception period" of 20 days after the final account is approved for you to file an objection to the accounting.
This is the process:
The register shall promptly audit the account. Following the audit and approval of the account by the court, the court immediately shall execute an order of approval subject to any exceptions. Exceptions to the account shall be filed within 20 days after entry of the order approving the account and shall include the grounds for the exceptions in reasonable detail. A copy of the exceptions shall be served on the personal representative.
If no timely exceptions are filed, the order of the court approving the account becomes final. Distribution under the account as approved by the court will be made within 30 days after the order of court approving the account becomes final. The final approval of the final account automatically closes the estate.