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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

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
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May 22, 2007


Jeffrey Burkholder

I wouldn't count Dell out just yet Dr. Elam. Mr. Dell is an incredibly sharp business man and I think (Hope!) that Dell will be able to turn things around in the near future. As for Radio Shack...are you kidding me? That store has been obsolete for nearly ten years! How they stay in business year after year puzzles me. They just seem to offer an incredible amount of cheap electronic junk mixed in with a couple of useful products. They should just liquidate the whole business and distribute the money to all the shareholders. As for COMP USA, they are just another flash in the pan.... kinda like JUST FOR FEET.

Dennis Elam

Dell stock was cut in half from 42 to 20 in eighteen months. Notably the financial statement analysis text I used in the fall literally gushed about DELL suggesting it was THE model. This is the sort of naivety you get from college professors that never actually were stock tratders much students of the market. After losing half its value,something those professors or Mike certainly could not imagine, DELL has retraced the fall back to the top of its previous fourth wave down, a classic Elliott wave pattern. But that is not a winning pattern, it just sets the stock up for another fall. DELL continues to make money but it is doubtful it will re gain such universal admiration. HPQ DOUBLED in the same tme period that Dell lost half its value, that is the market talking there Jeff, not Dennis Elam.

Consider the high end restaurant where you work. You mentioned in class that loss of a highly regarded wine steward hurt wine sales. But the owners scrambled to replace him and sales have rebounded. That is the sort of vigilance I refer to .

Meanwhile, my average price in Radio Shack RSH is 25 and it closed yesterdat at 33.41. I originally bought at about 21 and added later. I doubt it will go back to 70 but I think I will sell the July 35 calls agains the position for a buck or two. RSH is the neighborhood electronic convenience store. Just like WAG is both a drug and convenience store. As their ads say, we sell thingamajigs, watchyamacallits and whirlygigs, and successfully so. They are not competing with Best Buy or Circuit City. I buy batteries at RSH but my big screen at Best Buy.

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