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 (https://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.
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.
Nancy Ozuna and Anna Marie Parker will present at 4 00 PM this Thursday October 4 in Room 173Aof the STEM building.
Nancy is a member of BKD National Construction & Real Estate Group and leads the San Antonio office construction and real estate practice as well as its employee benefit plan practice. She has over 20 years of diverse audit and accounting experience including serving real estate developers, manufacturing, distribution and retail industry clients, as well as being a firm-wide resource in the employee benefit plan arena. Her expertise also includes HUD compliance audits and low-income housing credit (LIHTC) projects. Nancy’s expertise with benefit plan audits includes local plans sponsored by the nation’s largest municipally owned energy utility, public companies, master trusts, including plans with commingled funds, real estate, defined benefit, defined contribution, health and welfare plans as well as 11-K filings, U.S. Department of Labor notices, IRS exams, plan terminations and conversions, plan consents and forms 5500 and 5330.
She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She serves as a board member for The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Alumni Association, on the UTSA Alumni Annual Gala Committee and as a member of the UTSA College of Business Advisory Board. The San Antonio Business Journal named Nancy one of San Antonio’s “40 under 40.” She also was selected for the 36th class of The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce 2011 Leadership San Antonio program. Her other community service includes being a North San Antonio Chamber board member and the audit committee chair for the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. Nancy is a 1993 graduate of UTSA, with a B.B.A. degree and a 1995 graduate with an M.Acc. degree.
Above is the link to learn about FHK CPAs. Like our previous three presentations this is a locally owned firm. We have a TAMUSA graduate working there now and I believe Justin will accompany Bob Herbst Thursday.
Becker and TSCPA Will Host CPA Exam Informational Webinar on May 16
The registration process for the CPA designation can be confusing and taxing! Students are invited to join Becker Professional Education and TSCPA for a free webinar on Wednesday, May 16 at noon to help answer questions and set students on the path toward becoming a CPA. Topics will include: Texas state license and education requirements, the process for obtaining your license, strategies for exam preparation, a 2018 exam update and much more!
Two articles today’s WSJ are on particular interest to us.
A few years back I helped with a short article in the Socionomist on the Mob Museum in Vegas. A reporter visits the Museum today and finds it quite profitable. No surprise there as our article predicted.
The second article echoes what I discussed in class last Saturday and Alan has alluded to, changes needed in education. With five waves up in enrollment, Alan predicts big changes. I added that this might well harbinger a Black Swan event. Why do professionals have to take classes outside their chosen field of study? Indeed an op ed on the US physician shortage asks the same thing. It notes that in Europe would be physicians begin studying medicine immediately. I would agree with the assertion that liberal arts classes are expensive and simple put off studying the main game.