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.
Acounting Today This is an independent site for accounting news regarding firms and current issues.
Certified Information Systems Auditor CISA Now that everything is literally on the computer and cyber security becomes a prominent issue, I see more and more accounting professionals with this designation. Previously known as the Information Systems and Audit Control Association, it now goes by the acronym ISACA.
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.
We were invited to the Annual Blue Santa Christmas Luncheon. This event is co-sponsored by the San Antonio CPA Society and the San Antonio Police Department.
Participants donate toys for those kids who would otherwise go without during the season.
We were guests of the newly opened PwC group,thanks to Susan Hough for the invitation.
San Antonio Institute of Internal Auditors held its annual day long CPE conference on February 24 at the La Cantera Conference Center.
TAMUSA students Brianna Casillas, Yarisa Ramon, and Demetrius Williams helped with registration and other duties. They attended some of the conference events. Read the whole story at this link.
Nelson Thomas was our FEI Student of the Year. He is now serving as our Accounting Tutor.
Mandy Student was our TAMUSA Accounting Student of the Year. Mandy tutored in accounting, finance, quantitative methods, and statistics. She became a full time internal auditor with Frost Bank this semester, Congratulations Mandy!
We will be welcoming a new member to the Accounting Advisory Committee. At the SA CPA luncheon honoring area students like Mandy, above, we sat with Laborde and Associates. Frank Laborde told me he looked at the map of where San Antonio CPAs were located. He felt there was an opportunity on the South Side. So he relocated from north San Pedro to 1518 South Flores. He moved both his office, and bought the structure next door, and converted that to his home. I gather he has a large contingent of small businesses on our growing south side. I invited him to join our group and he readily agred. Frank served for several years in a similar capacity at UTSA where he graduated in accounting. I look forward to drawing on his expertise in this area. Learn more at the Laborde website.
Here is a photo of Frank at left shot during one of the firm's annual get togethers known as El Grito.
Professor Elam had over 20 students present at the second annual Student Research Symposium held the last week in April at Main Campus.
Cecilia Tankersly, Secretary of San Antonio Institute of Internal Auditors, visited with our students during the presentations on that Saturday. Cecilia is an Internal Auditor with the San Antonio Water System. Thanks for sharing your experiences with our students Cecilia!
Prof Elam interviewed Keriann McSweeney the new Manager of RGP.
She transferred from the Los Angeles office and plans to double the business RGP is doing in this market.
Thursday Sept 22, 2016
Three TAMUSA students officially joined the IIA and attended Wednesday Sept 21 CPE presentation of Words Don't Lie bu People Do, Interview Essentials Through Linguistic Lie Detection.
National expert Nejolla Korris made a day long presentation on how to detect lies using analytic techniques. Did the person refer to
my Wife Maria
that woman I am married to
see the difference of degree?
As you can see Nejolla easily engaged the SA II A group.
Here Renita visits with an HEB internal auditor.
Jennifer Dirks and were likewise engaged with auditors from the NE ISD.
It was a packed house with some 190 internal auditors in attendance.
TAMUSA students attended the SA CPA Fall Accounting Careers Workshop Friday Sept 30.
Professor Dennis Elam accompanied Matt Lampert, Executive Director of the Socionomics Institute and Alan Hall, Senior Researcher at the Institute to the Mood Conference at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. The event was held the first weekend in May. Alan Hall reviewed his findings on how negative mood often results in epidemics. Matt Lampert related findings on mood and elections. Professor Elam participated in the final wrap up panel discussion along with the Keynote Speakers at the Conference.
At right Warwick Professor Tom Docherty, Organizer Birgit Birdenbach, Alan Hall, and Matt Lampert ready the computer for Alan's presentation.
Professor Elam was placed on the wrap up panel of the keynote speakers at the end of the conference.
Dennis Elam was one of the first to be interviewed on Mark Goldman's podcast. Mark, Past President SA CPA Society, is an accounting recruiter. His podcasts will feature individuals reflecting on their careers in accounting.
Associate Professor Dennis Elam was featured on Pop Trends Price Culture, an Elliott Wave International podcast. Professor Elam uses socionomics to describe how social mood has shaped the careers of black comedians from 1966 - 1984. Socionomics is the predictive social science which postulates that endogenously generated mood determines societal events.
Professor Elam's research interest contemplates how social mood shapes events. Examples include the repeal of financial legislation , the adoption of regulation, how mood affects mergers and acquisitions, and how the IFRS GAAP convergence failed over negative social mood
Professor Elam is completing a Massive Online Open Course on Socionomics. Coordinating with the Socionomics Institute, the launch date will be prior to the fall semester.
Professor Gilbert Barrera is near completion on a paper regarding Internal Revenue Code 351. The paper examines the taxability of a corporation under IRC 351 and GAAP. Professor Barrera spoke to the SanAntonio Institute of Management Accountants October 16 and 17.
Associate Professor Judy Lewis retired this Spring.
New hires include newly graduating PhD student Bue Lee.
Blue Lee completed her PhD at the University of Houston. Previous degrees include a Master in Finance at the University of Rochester and a BBA at Korea University.
She is a Chartered Financial Analyst CFA since 2009. Blue is also a CPA in the Republic of Korea as well as a Certified Tax Accountant. She workked for PwC in Seoul Korea from 2001-2007 in both tax and audit.
The linked article reports that car wash owners are considering more and more automation to replace workers.
I heard a presentation a couple of years ago suggesting that a zero interest and highly regulated environment would result in more automation.
Well here we are! Progressives advocating forced wages with no regard to productivity or pricing or higher taxes, always assume behavior will be constant, it will not. Here is the proof. France is slowly sinking under the weight of such rules. In fact such rules will cause the very workers they claim to help to likely lose those jobs.
And robotic car washers don't have health care or take the day off or have children or go on strike.