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CAOChief Administrative Officer (corporate title)
CAOCentral Applications Office (student placements in Irish universities)
CaOCalcium Oxide
CAOConception Assistée par Ordinateur (French: Computer-Aided Design)
CAOCounty Administrative Officer
CAOCollectieve Arbeidsovereenkomst (Dutch)
CAOChief Accounting Officer (job title)
CAOChief Academic Officer
CAOCounty Assistance Office (Pennsylvania)
CAOContract Administration Office(r)
CAOCanadian Association of Optometrists
CAOCleanup and Abatement Order
CAOCommunity Action Organization (Buffalo, NY)
CAOCommission d'Appel d'Offres (France)
CAOCurrent As Of
CAOChina Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Ltd.
CAOCanadian Association of Orthodontists
CAOComputer-Assisted Ordering
CAOComputer-Aided Optimization
CAOCounty Attorney's Office
CAOCultural Affairs Officer (U.S. State Department, Public Affairs)
CAOCarlsbad Area Office
CAOCivil Aviation Order
CAOCorrective Action Order
CAOCargo Aircraft Only
CAOCano A. Ozgener (cigar)
CAOChief Analytics Officer
CAOCustoms Administrative Order (Philippines)
CAOCentral Accounting Office
CAOCasualty Assistance Office
CAOClub Atlético Osasuna (Spanish football team)
CAOConcentrated Animal Operation (Pennsylvania)
CAOCivil Affairs Operations (US DoD)
CAOCentre Afrika Obota (French; African development group)
CAOCompetency Aligned Organization (NAVAIR)
CAOCenter for Applied Optics (University of Alabama; Huntsville, AL)
CAOCalifornia Academy of Ophthalmology
CAOCustomer Assistance Office
CAOCorrect Answer Only (examination marking schemes)
CAOChange of Appointing Office (manpower/personnel)
CAOChukotka Autonomous Okrug (Russian region)
CAOCombat Air Operations
CAOClassification Advisory Officer (US NSA)
CAOCounter Air Operation
CAOCoordination of Atomic Operations
CAOCentral Asia Ovtcharka (dog breed)
CAOCatering for All Occasions (Estes Park, CO)
CAOConscious, Alert, and Oriented
CAOCommand Assist Official
CAOCase Administering Office (US Foreign Military Sales)
CAOcounterair operation (US DoD)
CAOCollateral Action Office(r)
CAOCrisis Action Officer
CAOContract Administrative Officer
CAOCost Analysis Organization
CAOCircum-Atlantic Project
CAOCorrections Auxiliary Officer
CAOChief Advisement Officer
CAOCercle d'Aviron Oléronais (French rowing club; Chateau d'Oleron, France)
CAOCollege Art Online (Paradise Valley, AZ)
CAOCentral Adjudication Office
CAOCivil Aviation Organisation (various locations)
CAOCentral Auditing Organization (Egypt)
CAOCamarillo Academic Olympics (California)
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In many companies, the CAO acts almost like a consultant on accounting matters to the rest of the organization, says Eldridge.
The CAO should have direct access to the independent auditors to allow communication of any issues relating to the integrity of the financial statements or the financial reporting environment and for the auditors to quiz them about the state of the financial reporting system and the system of internal control.
Therefore, the concept behind CAO abrasives is simple: when grinding longer and cooler, a billion particles are better than one.
The CAO needs to be direct and honest with feedback, and he or she needs to respond in a timely manner with this new employee.
Dynasty is a registered trademark of the CAO Group, Inc.
As per Meng Fanqiu, chief executive officer of the CAO, Leasing fuel oil storage facilities in Singapore for this capacity marks a milestone for CAO as this is a first for our fuel oil trading business.
It's an immediate ordinance change that empowers the CAO far beyond where he's empowered now to hire and fire department heads (with board approval.
According to CAO location of the oil storage facility is in the port city of Yeosu.
The CAO job might pay well, but it has serious drawbacks -- like being the fall guy for all that goes wrong in county government, without having the power to fix it.
The CAO has told us this does not pose a great or significant risk to the county by moving forward on this and the supervisor is confident with the CAO's recommendation.
But a BP spokesman declined to say whether it was vying for a stake, while CAO said a formal decision had not yet been made.