J. Ott, Capital definition

This is an owner's equity account. The balance in this account reflects the owner's investment in this sole proprietorship plus the net income and minus the owner's draws since the company began. (The current year net income and draws may not yet be recorded in this account. The net income may still be in the temporary revenue and expense accounts and the draws may still be in J. Ott, Drawing, also a temporary account. The temporary accounts will be closed to J. Ott, Capital after the year's financial statements are prepared.)