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Company Vocabulary

This page shows twenty words and phrases typically used talking about companies and corporations, which you can also find in the free ebook Top 20 Business Vocabulary.
  term meaning
1 Accounts Dept. n. department responsible for administering a company's financial affairs
2 A.G.M.UK abbr. Annual General Meeting of a company's shareholders
3 board of directors n. group of people chosen to establish policy for and control a company
4 chairmanUK n. person who heads a Board of Directors; head of a company; chairperson
5 director n. a member of the board of directors
6 executive officerUS n. person managing the affairs of a corporation - chief executive officer n.
7 headquarters n. a company's principal or main office or centre of control
8 manager n. person responsible for day-to-day running of a dept.; executive officerUS
9 managing directorUK n. senior director after the chairman responsible for day-to-day direction
10 Marketing Dept. n. department that puts goods on market, inc. packaging, advertising etc
11 organisation chart n. a table or plan showing a company's structure graphically
12 Personnel Dept. n. department responsible for recruitment and welfare of staff or employees
13 presidentUS n. the highest executive officer of a company; head of a company
14 Production Dept. n. department responsible for physical creation of product
15 Purchasing Dept. n. department responsible for finding and buying everything for a company
16 R & D Department n. department responsible for Research and Development of (new) products
17 reception n. the place where visitors and clients report on arrival at a company
18 Sales Department n. department responsible for finding customers and making sales
19 shareholder n. person who holds or owns shares in or a part of a company or corporation
20 vice presidentUS n. any of several executive officers, each responsible for a separate division