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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.

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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Socionomics

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April 24, 2007

Comments

Matthew Moore

See how Union involvement can hurt the economy. Governor Jennifer Granholm is persuading foreign businesses to invest in Michigan. If they were to only look at the stats, they could come to a quick conclusion, that this is obviously not a wise investment. The Unions are too strong in Michigan and unless you can have some type of control over Unions (which is very little) I think it would be hard for a company to expand globally, especially in the state of Michigan. This is definately a solid attempt at globalization, but as my whole article has been about, Unions, Unions, Unions..... not a very good idea for businesses to expand into the highly unionized state. If I was a CEO, I for one would not globalize to Michigan, but instead look into other alternative routes to globalize. Geez, I wonder what my thoughts are about Unions.......

Dennis Elam

One of the profs at SWT commented that there would not be a new plant built in a union shop state, only in right to work states which is what we have seen. I have mentioned the elections in France because the situation parallels the one in Michigan. In Megatrends John Nesbitt said the purpose of unions was to provide a non college educated person the same lifestyle and wages as one that had a professional degree and background. That is now no longer the case but those that enjoyed it while it lasted don't want to give it up. NO doubt Michigan will give one lots of tax breaks, a building etc, it is also home to some of the coldest cities in the US....

Matthew Moore

Here is some factual information I found on the web about Michigans tax rate system. Thought this might be of interest.

Michigan's tax rate on personal income of 3.90 percent gives it one of the lowest top brackets in the nation. Some cities impose additional income taxes. There is single business tax on small businesses that is set to expire by 2009, and a corporate tax is levied on larger concerns. Michigan offers a number of tax incentives to attract and retain business. Michigan ranks in the top 5 as a business friendly location. Michigan's state sales tax is 6 percent. The state does not allow city or local sales taxes. Property taxes are assessed on the local, not state, level. The Bureau of Economic Analysis, recent growth in Michigan is 0.1%.

Indeed Michigan does give alot of tax breaks, but being a Union driven economy it still does not make sense for companies to startup a business or for international companies to expand globally into the cold state of Michigan. And tax rates are not set in stone. They can always amend the tax system which is a concern for any new businesses considering Michigan as place for business. And as result like Dr. Elam mentioned, that why we are not seeing businesses build plants in the Union shop state, but instead building those in right to work states.

Dennis Elam

Nice bit of research Matt. I was thinking more of outright 'gifts' in terms of taxes like
If you build or move your plant here, no property taxes for five years. Dell got a deal like that in Carolina and did not even promise how long they would stay. Which means when the prop tax holiday ends, they will no doubt put themselves up for bid again.
There was an interesting debate on this on the local talk radio station in Odessa Midland when the cities were trying to woo business. Do you give away the farm with tax holidays, if so does it really pay off, an interesting CVP breakeven question.

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