What is the difference between a financial forecast and a financial projection?
A financial forecast is based on actual historical data (10% growth rate) while financial projections use hypothetical “what-if” scenarios (i.e. launch new product). From an audit perspective, financial forecasts can have a general use clause or restricted use clause. Financial projections must have a restricted use clause.
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