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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

Economic Sites and Blogs

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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

  • San Antonio Ragtimne Society
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March 23, 2007


Jason Raper

After 2 weeks off I am back on the blog again. I wanted to touch on the comment that you made regarding gov't services.

Dr. Elam, funny you say that about outsourcing gov't agencies. My current company was started as a private carrier for the Dutch postal system. They (Dutch) actually remarked about how poorly the US system worked; and they came to the conclusion that utlizing a service from a company that knew what they were doing was the better option.

Here are the benefits:

1. Cheaper to the tax gov't benefits involved.
2. Better service times. (contract can be cancelled)
3. More services offered than the US postal system at a lower total cost....

You tell me? I believe that sometimes outsourcing can be more cost effective for a company or gov't. I wonder why we can't at least look at the cost and service benefits that are involved from outsourcing maybe education....for heaven sake it can't get any worse.

Dennis Elam

The ultimate example would be the govt of a country like Kuwait, I think virtually everything is outsourced to a foreign worker who of course is forbidden to form unions, strike, etc. Here the Federal system is like the French system, you can't get fired. Hence the term 'going postal' was invented for post office employees that were or are so incredibly incompetent, they get fired from the US Govt and return to kill their fellow employees in a rage.

All this of course is made possible by a tax witholding system so we don't have to write a check on April 15, for what we don't get in service. Witholding is a concept that was kept on after WW II as Congress wanted all sorts of pork projects to get re elected but knew America would never really willing write a check for them. Witholding got started as a way to finance the War, and was never stopped.

I will have a post on this about universities.

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