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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 ( 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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November 21, 2006



Is there an unfair divide? Yes, and there will always be because it's part of the social structure of our capitalistic economy. There, will always be the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, those who have and those who have not. The only way this divide can be overcome is through education. We are becoming a more specialized economy with plenty of reward for those who chose to to make the journey. Although they are not always visible, there are plenty of opportunities out there. The only question is do you want to be a have or have not? Can the government do more? Maybe, but it will never be able to erase the divide. Our economy functions on the exploitation of our natural and human resources. Doesn't it just suck! But, that's just the way it is, so we better get over it, suck it up, move foward, or get left behind.


I also think there will always be this divide, but education through the 12th grade is free in this country, and until parents ensure their kids actually go to school and learn the material, and test out, then I don't really feel sorry for the have nots. I substitute teach, and I see how kids are taught to the TAKS test here in Texas, and standards are lowered so as not to hurt anyone's feelings who may not be up to higher, normal standards, maybe these issues can be altered. Then there are the kids who speak gangsta languages in school that I know are not accepted languages in a corporate setting, and kids who dress inappropriately (again not acceptable in a corporate setting), and kids who are not made by their parents to be better students (turn in homework, show up every day and participate in something other than sports and lunch), and then these students expect jobs that are above minimum wage. Nope, not feeling sorry here. There are exceptions of course (kids with crazy parents), and these can also be helped, but our society has become one where kids don't have alot of incentive to work hard (because of technology, I'm convinced) so they don't know how. Again, not feeling sorry.

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