Common Business and Finance Abbreviations You Should Know

This is a list of commonly used business and finance abbreviations in English


  • ADR – American Depositary Receipt
  • AP – Accounts payable
  • ARPU – Average revenue per user
  • ASP – Average selling price
  • ASAP – “As soon as possible”
  • agcy. – Agency
  • agt. – Agent
  • asst. – Assistant
  • a/c. – Account
  • afaik. – As far as i know
  • BAU – Business As Usual
  • BRU – Business Recovery Unit
  • B2B – Business-to-business
  • B2C – Business to Consumer
  • B2G – Business-to-government
  • BUSI – business
  • bus. – business
  • bldg. – Building
  • BEP – Break Even Point
  • CAO – Chief Administrative Officer
  • CEO – Chief executive officer
  • COA – Chart of Account
  • CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst
  • CMO – Chief Marketing Officer
  • COO – Chief Operating Officer
  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant
  • CSO – Chief Security Officer
  • CSR – Corporate social responsibility
  • CRM – Customer Relationship Management
  • C2B – Consumer-to-business
  • CTO – Chief Technology Officer
  • DDA – Depletion Depreciation Amortization
  • Dir – Director
  • disc. – Discount
  • EXP – Export
  • EOB – End Of the Business

  • EOD – End Of the Day
  • HR – Human Resources
  • HQ – Headquarters
  • HRD – Human Resource Development
  • IMP – Import
  • Ltd. – Limited Company
  • MoM - Month on Month / Month over Month
  • PPt -  Power point presentation
  • RE – Retained Earnings
  • RFI – Request for information
  • RFP – Request for Proposal
  • RSP – Retail selling price
  • R&D – Research and Development
  • VAD – Value-Added Distributor
  • VAT – Value-Added Tax
  • VAR – Value-Added Reseller
  • VC – Venture Capital
  • VaR – Value at Risk
  • wk – week
  • wrk – work
  • YTD – Year-to-date
  • YTG – Year-to-go
  • YOY – Year-over-year
  • YTC – Yet-To-Confirm
  • FYF – Full Year Forecast
  • 1H – 1st Half
  • ...

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