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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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Comments

Guadalupe B

I agree with the need to influence more accounting majors to pursue graduate work because there is a greater need for specialization within this field. This is especially more true in our world today because of the increasing competition from other countries such as India and China. Our world is truelly becoming "flat" and in order for us to be competative and marketable we need to strive for that increased knowledge in specialization.

Kimi Pope

I am impressed with the strategy Kansas State adopted for their accounting curriculum. Although I do intend to concentrate in internal audit, I know there are other students out there who plan to go a different path with accounting. Many non-accounting students do not realize the number of jobs out there for accounting majors. Forensic accounting is a very hot field right now and it would not be a boring job like most people think accountants have. I think UNT does a good job about educating the accounting majors on other career paths other than tax and audit. I believe our 5 year program offer 5 different concentrations. I took Information Systems at UNT in the fall and that course was extremely helpful in applying concepts I learned in Intermediate I. I think something else that would be helpful to Inter. students is to make basic Finance a pre-req for upper level accounting courses. I mean how can you be expected to account for bonds and stocks without really understanding them completely. Another class I think should be focused on more heavily in the undergraduate and graduate level is ethics in accounting. I had read an article in an accounting journal that reported that ethics is the least common research topic for accounting students.

Dennis Elam

Indeed, I e mailed K State and the Chair responded that they would be putting more information up about their program. I quite agree about the finance pre req. I have an extensive background in trading fixed income securities (bonds) and will be trying to better equip all of you in this area. I quite agree that is the problem for most students, the lack of understanding just what preferred stock or bond is and does. We will also have several case problems on ethics as well as papers in class. A great post, thakns Kimi!

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