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San Antonio Accounting Societies

Local Accounting Firms

  • BKD
    In the last few years several local firms have been acquired, like the Hnake group, by national firms such as BKD.
  • Grant Thornton San Antonio
    Grant Thornton is one of the large national firms occupying the size ladder below the Big Four.l
  • Padgett Stratemann is now RMS
    As San Antonio becomes a bigger player in Texas Business, more national firms are entering this market. A national firm does not start from zero. RMS (http://rsmus.com/) purchased Padgett. This gives the buyer a large client base to start with. Typically the local partners have made a handsome profit on their time at the firm. But seeking to recoup the investment, the buyer typically raises fees knowing some business will be lost. RMS has re located from North Loop 410 to 1604 and 281. Renee Foshee, a tax expert with the firm, is the current SA CPA Society President.
  • Turner Cleveland PC
    Terry Cleveland has addressed our students. Two of our graduates are employed with at this firm.
  • weaver CPA
    Weaver is one of the largest Texas based Accounting Firms.
  • Hill and Ford CPAs
    Kim Ford has addressed our students. She has expanded her practice from tax and write up to forensic investigation and court testimony.
  • Fisher Herbst and Kemble P. C.
    Bruce Howard who was on our Business Advisory Council was the Officer Manger for this firm.
  • Ridout Barrett CPAs
    Tony Ridout has visited and addressed our students many times. We have placed graduates with Ridout for several years.

Financial Consulting Firms

  • Aventine Hill Partners, Inc.
    Beth Hair CEO founded Aventine in San Antonio in 2009. The firm now has offices in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. She formerly was with RGP.
  • Resource Global Professionals
    Susan Hough has been to campus and spoken to our students. She is the San Antonio Manager of RGP. RGP and Aventine are not CPA firms. Instead they offer contract specialists for firms needing specific tasks such as compliance or Controllerships.

Accounting Information

Accounting Certifications

Accounting Information

TAMUSA Library

  • P2240002
    Learn about the accounting review mateirals!

Geo Politics

  • Foreign Affairs
    :Published by the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Institute for the Study of War
    The Institute for the Study of War advances an informed understanding of military affairs through reliable research, trusted analysis, and innovative education. We are committed to improving the nation’s ability to execute military operations and respond to emerging threats in order to achieve U.S. strategic objectives. ISW is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy research organization.
  • Stratfor
    This Austin, TX based site was begun by an ex Texas State Professor.

Columnists - Thoughtful Reading

Economic Sites and Blogs

The View from Abroad

San Antonio Ragtime Society

  • San Antonio Ragtimne Society
    This is an organization that sponsors the only annual Ragtime Festival in Texas. A TAMUSA student is an active member.
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San Antonio Ragtime Society

  • San Antonio Ragtimne Society
    This is an organization that sponsors the only annual Ragtime Festival in Texas. A TAMUSA student is an active member.

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April 27, 2007

Comments

Jason Raper

I would love to go to Wharton @ Penn....it is recognized as the best finance MBA around. Virtually all investment banks recruit from there; and their companies typically sponsor them to attend! These guys destroy themselves, but they are required NOT to work and their lives are the MBA..that is their full-time job! As well it should be! If I literally had the opportunity to quit my job and go full-time...there would be no stopping me on the amount I could accomplish!

However....I will agree with you on your entire statement....I work 60 hours a week and I find time to blog, speak in class, turn 3 page paper assignments into 9 page responses, and find articles on the internet that relate to the course.

This week I have done a PP presentation, researched ideas on my book, rewrote my paper, studied the coursework, and even had time to job search a bit (I am facing a layoff in a few weeks-after 9.5 years my luck ran out!)

I am the dumbest overall person in the class. I am the Forrest Gump of this group. I have the lowest IQ of all of you. Maybe they should teach a class in the MBA program about organization skills. It is something that I see many struggle with. I send all of my team to Franklin Covey classes over in Las Colinas. Just advice....organizing your day will help you accomplish so much more!

Dennis Elam

Many students at the Ivy League are sent there by present employers so you are exactly right, that is their job. I am distressed you are being laid off, let's see if career services can't help, if you have 18 grad hours you can help teach logistics here perhaps!

See you in the morning

Matthew Moore

I myself wouldn't mind attending the Wharton School of Business as well. As you can see they are very effective in getting students involved and experiencing real world business. They are not the number 1 school of business for nothing. They are in essence one big fraternity (ski trips, etc). I really enjoyed reading about the opportunities that students at Wharton are able to be a part of. I think that there is more to an MBA than just attending classes and getting a grade. This gives no real world insight into the coporate business world. As I personally believe anybody can attend classes and make it through the MBA program, but not all will be fit for the real world of business, and lacking educational/professional experiences that tie hand in hand, it makes it hard to get your name out there and succeed.

And to comment on what Jason had already made, I think had I been given the opportunity to attend school and not have to work, making my life MBA bound for the next several years I definately would have choosen this route. Though Jason made the comment about being the dumbest person in class, which by no means is true, I do credit the fact that you have real world experience, and to me that is of more value than being that genius in class. I admire the fact that you know so much about what is going on in the business world and I wish that I only knew about half of what you know. I don't think grades are nearly as important as having that real life application, but the MBA does supplement for those like me that are lacking the business world experience.

Dennis Elam

The daughter of a friend attends the MBA program at MIT. He sent me a picture of his daughter and friends with Warren Buffet on their 'field trip' to his annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting in Omaha, NB. Not that's an MBA program. But come to think of it, there are some 25-26 Fortune 500 companies headquartered right here in the DFW area. Hmmm, surely a trip to someone's meeting or plant would be in order in the UNT MBA program.....

Our Rotary Club hosted a group from South Africa. One of the things they did was take them on a tour of the GM SUV plant in Arlington, I would very much like to do that for our cost class. I will have to check on that for next semester.

Jason Raper

I spent a week at the plant in Arlington during my undergrad, and eventually completed a paper on ops management and labor unions. I witnessed some very interesting things that I will never forget. I would encourage you to pursue this for the next semester. It is an excellent way to show the students that don't understand the manufacturing environment, how all of it ties into acct. WIP...finshed goods.....etc.....I think that some of the younger students are struggling with the production concepts cause they have never really seen then in action. Just a thought!

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