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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.

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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.

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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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« A Reply to Matt | Main | Response to Matt, Small Cars II »

April 19, 2007

Comments

Matthew Moore

I am shocked and at the same time not suprised that U.S. manufacturers have so far ignored the potential market (U.S) for cars priced under 10,000 dollars. Look at the success of other low-cost market leaders and one would wonder why our own manufacturers have so far ignored the market of cheap cars (i.e, Walmart and Southwest Airlines). Along with the rising prices of gas, I think the cheap market will be a boom once they hit the market here in the states. I wonder what the mpg gallon rating is on these cheaper cars, given that they are being designed to top out around 80 mph, which is requiring smaller engines, thus making them more fuel efficient. Not only will you be saving a tremendous amount of money on your purchase of these "cheap" cars, but also just imagine the fuel savings that will come along with it. Like the Texas Rangers and their pitching staff (how many games are they willing to lose by poor pitching performances before they will eventually invest into some good pitching), how much of a hit are the big 3 willing to take before they will tap into the "cheap" car market? Hopefully they wont let it get to that point, but seeing how our foreign competitors are are in the works, I think it is time for the big 3 to jump on the bandwagon if they wish to remain competitive in the market.

Jason Raper

I like the Rangers analogy...ha ha. I have been a Yankee fan for years because of that. In ACCT 5130 we have discussed process re-engineering as a possibility for improving costs in a particular area. Sometimes...not often though....it is necessary to say....UNCLE....and start over.

What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same WRONG thing over and over with the same result. The airlines don't get it....SW does. The Big 3 don't get it....Toyota does.

THE TRUTH HURTS.....there is no sympathy in the business world.

Dennis Elam

Perhaps the best example of process re engineering is the Dallas Cowbooys under Landry after Jones bought the team. Landry had a five year plan I think it was to turn things around, Jones fired Landry, Hired Johnson, he won the Super Bowl in three. And then of course Jones decided he knew more than Johnson and Johnson left, classic American business....and the Cowboys have been in the cellar ever since.

Jeff Burkholder

Although a $10,000 car does sound nice for the US, I'm not sure if it would be a huge hit here. Americans typically splurge on their cars regardless of their financial situation. Nissan does currently offer a car for $12,700 called the Nissan Versa, which is offered in a hatchback and a sedan. The car is actually a nice car for the money and is faster than one would think. Plus, America has very strict saftety and crash test requirements that a car costing less than $10,000 might not be able to meet. In Europe last year I saw tons of really small two passenger Mercedes diesel cars zooming around. I thought they were so cool until my aunt told me they were over $20,000. If Nissan makes a car for under $10,000, it better be very appealing.

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