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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.

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.


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May 18, 2007


Ken Savage

I agree, who's going to steal $15 shoes when it's so much easier to buy. I wonder how much these things really cost to make or are they loosing money to make a point.

Either way, great marketing.

April Y

I watched a segment on 20/20 about the shoes Stephon Marbury are making and I was very impressed. I think it is a bout time that these multi-millionaire atheletes remember how most of them grew up unable to afford the same type of shoes they are marketing now. He said he came up with the idea after remembering how much his mother struggled and how he wanted the name brand shoes like everyone else, but couldn't afford them. In one scene they had a designer do a cut out of Marbury's shoe and that of another more expensive brand shoe, and found there was no structural difference and that beside the price, the shoes were basically the same. While I can not be sure how or where the shoes are being manufactured, you can almost guarantee that it is costing very little in that aspect, so I am sure some profit is being made. This is the problem with the clothing sold at WalMart. They were obviously of a lesser quality, so no one was really willing to buy clothes from them. Unfortunately for them, while they may have increased the quality, the perception of the public is still of inferior products and even with the new advertising campaigns, I am not sure how soon, or if ever, that will change.

Dennis Elam

And that is the Starbury success story, one can only hazard a guess at what Nike et al were making at $100 a shoe if Stephon is making money at 14.95. The lesson for students with WMT is that once you establish a spot for yourself, prices going down, that is the way people see you. Many an actor in a successful or even moderately successful sitcom on TV has discovered the same thing, once you get typecast, no one can accept you as someone else on the screen.

What's that saying, careful what you wish for?

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