ACCOUNTING TERMS - ACCOUNTING DICTIONARY - ACCOUNTING GLOSSARY
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BACKORDER is a customer order or contractual line item, current or past due, that cannot be shipped due to lack of inventory; dependent upon availability it will be shipped at some future date.
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PROJECTION is an approximation of future events. Usually a projection is made by extrapolating known information into the future period, considering events that could affect the outcome. See FORECAST, BUDGET.
GENERAL CONTROLS, in accounting, are the policies and procedures to assure proper operation of computer systems, including controls over network operations, software acquisition and maintenance, and access security.