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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

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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
    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 23, 2007


Jordan McClary

You Dr. Elam, this just makes me think, these guys were ahead of their time. They knew what was inevitable and built something around those ideas. I wonder if they will actually profit from their ideas some.... what??? 40 years ago??... Here is another whats old is new. You might remember GM made a Cadillac called the 4 6 8. The idea behind this car was to cancel cylinders to save on fuel in bigger cars while at cruising speeds, but yet still have that almighty power of a V8. Needless to say it wasn't very successful. However, You might notice that this technology has made its way back in to several trucks. Most notably Chrysler vehicles. It is called multi-displacement technology. This is the supposed reason why trucks in the last 5 years have all of a sudden picked up an additional 5 mpg on both Hwy, and City. You would think the hard times that the dealers are having with these behemoths, that they might tout this technology just a little more to lure more customers in. But hey, what do I know, Im just a graduate student... right???


Dennis Elam

Yes I do remember. Actually the Cadillac 4 6 8 of that era did not work very well which was the case for a lot of GM designs of that era, such as the disastrous GM modified 6.2 diesel engine which proved that no you cannot make a diesel out of a gasoline engine, the 4 6 8 Caddy engine, the Pontiac OHC 6 which burned valves, oh well. Actually the reports I read in various car mags indicatedd that those engines only made about .5 mpg difference. The reason of course, and you would think any engineer would understand this, is that energy equals mass times velocity. If you want so much mass, say a 5,000 pickup to go a certain velocity say 60 mph, it takes the sane amount of energy whether you have one or sixteen cylinders working or some combination working and not working. Well duh, I suspect that direct fuel injection which has supplanted multi point fuel injection which supplanted throttle body fuel injection has had more to do with 'claimed' fuel economy improvement. Interesting piece on tv last night about where the elasticity of gasoline demand starts having an effect. We are to $3 now, I suspect that the public is beginning to realize that we are finally in an era of permanently higher gas prices, and that driving around in an empty 5,000 pound pickup makes no sense.

You will recall I doubted the strategy of Toyota pursuing the Tundra, I still think I am right there, they have yet to hit there monthly sales goal which is also the case for GM Dodge Ford, another subtle yet effective strike at America by the Mid East.

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