As an English learner, especially if you are interested in business English, you will need to know the vocabulary related to corporate hierarchy.
This is a list of vocabulary items related to the hierarchy within a company.
One whose profession includes organizing, maintaining and auditing the records of individuals or businesses. The records are usually, but not always, financial records.
Person who works as a manager and runs the office.
A body of elected or appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of a company. The board is non-executive which means that the members are not concerned by day-to-day running of the company. The board is headed by a chairman.
The Managing Director, the most important person in a company. The CEO makes big decisions.
Responsible for the Finance Department. Expert in financial matters. The Finance Department takes responsibility for organizing the financial and accounting affairs including the preparation and presentation of appropriate accounts, and the provision of financial information for managers. Accountants work for the Finance Department.
Ordinary office worker
Organizes training, classes for the the employees
A worker who does hard physical work
Visitors must check in with them
A person who investigates and produces new products. Research workers work for Research and Development department (R&D)
A person who takes care of administration of new and existing personnel
gives information to the press, TV, etc about the company
makes sure that machine etc are not dangerous to use
sells goods to the public. Sales assistant works for the Sales Department, the division of a business that is responsible for selling products or services.
makes sure thieves, criminals, etc cannot enter the company.
one that owns or holds a share or shares of a company.
trained to do specific tasks. An unskilled worker, by contrast, does a job that needs no training.
Also called team leader. A supervisor makes sure that the workers are doing their job properly. Under the supervisor, there are analysts, who analyze information or data, and assistants.
looks after the staff's interests.