R. Smith, Capital at Beginning of Year definition

The owner's equity account that contains the amount invested in the sole proprietorship by R. Smith plus the net income since the company began minus the draws made by R. Smith since the company began. The current year net income might be in the temporary revenue and expense accounts and the current year draws might be in the drawing account. However, after the financial statements for the year are prepared the current year net income and draws will be transferred to this account.