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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.

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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

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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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San Antonio Ragtime Society

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March 23, 2007


Jordan McClary

Buy stock in the governement?? are you kidding me?? I would get what kind of return maybe like -200% cause last time I checked those bozos spend more money then they ever had. And I agree both parties are always busy trying to stab everyone in the back, but I was under the impression bush's ratings by the public were what stood out more than anything. you can try to compare him to Clinton but last time I checked Clinton did not end hid presidential term at or near zero on approval ratings. I realize these could be bias ideas, but I know its bad when my dad a staunch republican, comes home and tells me bush is nutts.

I agree things are getting a bit out of control in washington, but its hard not to blame bush when you see the all mighty dollar becoming the almighty crap due to his policies and poor spending. He's spending money like a crackhead at the MGM grand $1,000 slot machines. I work for a government agency and some of the things I here about contractors charing the government in Iraq are crazy. I had a guy tell me Haliburton charged something like $800 to come fix a door in their dorms in Iraq. A Freaking door!!! are you kidding me. And the military says their going to get it under control? yeah ok its been what 4 years you been letting it happen? what are the chances of that? This was an average door, not some stupid high dollar metal door.

I think we spent more money in Iraq than we did on education... I could be wrong about that, but considering the national debt is currently at or about 9 trillion and we spent 500 billion on wars, its kinda hard to argue. Would it be possible for someone to invent a time machine and go back and save GW the work and tell him there are no weapons of mass destruction in IRAQ? It might make things easier. Just my opinion, unless Guliani can muster together a miracle, I think the Dems are going to win the next election. Because bush and his hard headed ways just make the republican party look worse and worse.

Voting to me is like buying a car. If you buy a lemon and it keeps breaking down, you usually tend to never buy that same brand again, or have an absence from buying them for quite a while. George Bush is definetly becoming a lemon. If you don't think its true, look at the fact that their was a big party switch in the house this last november. Much of the American public thought Bush was becoming to stupid in his decisions so they switched their votes and gave control to the democrats who as of today passed a bill forcing him to pull out by near end of 2008. I know he will veto it but its clear proof of whats going on.

Jeffrey Burkholder

Dr. Elam
The more I write on your blog the more I want to know. I love what you wrote above and it makes me think "Why"...... as in why do I think the way that I think about Bush? I have had almost 7 years to formulate an opinion on our president and from the sound of my post you can tell that I am unimpressed with his presidential campaign. I am going to do some research on our president's policies and programs.... then I will write a more intelligent post.

Dennis Elam

Again this is all about critical thinking. We are getting pretty far afield from accounting here but Clinton had the entire media on his side, obviously Bush does not, witness Clinton's firing of every single US Atty, not a word, Janet Reno roasted David Koresh and his followers alive, they had not even been charged much less convicted of a crime as I recall, that did not get one comment from the press, and Bush fires 8 attys and it is controversial? I am not making excuses here but critical thinking suggests the two were treated very differently.

As for Iraq, the issue of the US as the world policeman goes on. This is way too much of an issue to discuss here but I suspect the Kurds and others he abused are glad he is gone, you saw how long it took them to convict Sadaam H.

As for Bush, I agree, he has put his party in very difficult straits, as I said, not having a VP running was a handicap which was Tom Friedman's observation. The Republicans do not have an attack dog like Carville or the rest like Begala et al.

Bush is still acting like he is governor of Texas where the Dems were more or less his friends.

Jordan McClary

awww those are some very valid points....i especially agree that he is still trying to act as a govenor instead of a president. Good point!

Dennis Elam


interestingly there is a test of the new Jag sports car in the Sunday Dallas paper mar 25 today that makes the points I was making in my post, given the $12 B that Ford has put into Jag, apparently they have about 18 motnhs to show it has been worth it. Now Jag is pursuing a strategy of selling fewer cars at much higher profit levels, what have we learned in pricing and TQM that would support such a strategy? What was wrong with selling the bland 3.0 S Sedans that looked like the 1960s sedan?

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