Acronyms in Business English

Here are some of the most commonly acronyms in Business English.

    • AOB - Any other business 
    • BTW - By the way
    • CAO - Chief Accounting Officer
    • CEO  - Chief Executive Officer
    • CFO  - Chief Financial Officer
    • CIO   - Chief Information Officer, Chief Innovation Officer
    • CISO - Chief Information Security Officer
    • CMO  - Chief Marketing Officer
    • COB  - Close of business
    • COO  - Chief Operating Officer
    • FTE   - Full-time equivalent
    • FYI   - For your information 
    • FY    - Fiscal year
    • HR   - Human Resources
    • KISS - Keep it simple stupid
  • KIT - Keep in touch
  • KPI - Key performance indicators 
  • NDA - Non-disclosure agreement
  • POS - Point of sale
  • R&D - Research and Development
  • ROI - Return on investment
  • SBU - Strategic Business Unit
  • SME - Small to Medium Sized Enterprise
  • TBC - To be confirmed 
  • USP - Unique selling proposition/point
  • VP - Vice President
  • WC - Week commencing
  • WE - Week ending
  • YTD - Year to date