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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.

Socionomics

« American Airlines bucks the trend | Main | Making a Change-a Tough Job »

January 25, 2007

Comments

Stephen Davis

There is certainly not one corner of the airline industry that isn't suffering an economic challenge. Manufacturers like Airbus and carriers like American Airlines as we have read from the articles by George Will are not the only ones. Airports with their extremely high costs are very much apart of this challenge.
DFW has just spent billions on Terminal D but is receiving fewer passengers than it once did. In addition to cutting costs they are seeking more innovative ways to bring about further revenues.
Fox 4 news just aired a segment on such proposals with an interview with DFW's, vice president of commercial development, John Terrell. DFW Airport is considering construction of a 450,000 sq/ft shopping center and reserving 30,000 sq/ft for restaurant space. They speculate that this should generate 10's of millions of revenue dollars.
On top of this proposal there is also another unique source of revenue that is taking place from the use of their property. DFW International Airport is currently sitting on top of large pockets of natural gas. An energy company has paid the airport 186 million for the right to drill. In addition to this fee they will also supply the airport with 25% of the royalties. According to Terrell these royalties will vastly exceed the 186 million. Drilling will begin this spring expecting more than 500 gas wells.
DFW is fortunate in that it is the second largest airport in the nation (next to Denver International) possessing 18,000 acres—half of which are unused. Our Airport just may be finding ways to sustain employment and create space for its growth. This is quite important considering the increasing trade with countries like Mexico and China. Logistics will play a major role for the North Texas economy in the years to come.

Stephen Davis

I posted the above comment here by mistake. It was reposted appropriately just after. I'll leave it to you Elam to remove the error.

Dennis Elam

Interesting Steve, I did not know all this. Airports have traditionally asked for such high fees that food and goods end up wtih extremely high prices. I hope the gas deal works out for them. Actually the DFW airport was ranked poorly in terms of efficiency in a Fast Company article, I will look up the story of the new airport at Hong Kong and Dubai.

Brad

I work for a relocation company and real estate is cyclical. Things have slowed down in the housing market, that's for sure, but companies are still relocating their employees aggressively. I anticipate the housing market to pick up again in the spring/summer months and continue on a stable upward trend.

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