Page of accounts from a well known public figure in the 1940s.
Can anybody explain what the purpose of the different figures/columns mean to someone without an accountancy background? In particular, I’m confused why there are two sets of figures. For example there is a dividend of £500 and then on the same line there is a figure of £3.2.6. Why are there two different figures?
Thanks for your help to date on the above questions.
Some further questions: If £500 is the amount of the investment and £3.2.6 is the dividend, does that mean that the £500 was invested in January 1943 or is it an exisiting investment?
Also, under the £500 it says: div £650 do and div £168.19.7 do, are they separate investments for Consolo?
Finally, what were Dublin corporation stocks? These accounts also had substantial National Loan stocks from the foundation of the State, when did these end?