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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

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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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May 21, 2007


Jordan McClary

Ok so I can somewhat agree here with you. How ever there are some employers that can't really afford those Ivy leaugers required pay stubs so, if there willing to sacrafice and pick me up for a few buck cheaper, Im on board. It gives me an opportunity to stick my neck out there and maybe somebody will notice me and my good skills and the things I have accomplished. I for one would tell you that unless its math related, a degree may be worthless. I can count numerous people in the business world that I know, that didn't even as much complete one hour of college and are extremly successful. So, how would having an MBA make them any better.

I could be wrong, but I believe George W Bush is the first president to hold an MBA. Would you agree it made him any smarter or better? I think his acceptance rate speaks for itself and most of his predecessors easily out performed him. I dunno, thats just my opinion. What say you Dr. E?

Dennis Elam


Good points all! I certainly think that a UNT MBA is an asset especially since there are some 70,000+ alums in the area. I wouwl also agree that it needs to be related to a specific skill, some schools allow one to specialize in finance, marketing, etc. but this is probably the time to rifle in on what you want to do and try to customize the MBA to your desired area. Which is to say that if you have a logistics background like Jason did, I would write papers with a logistics bent to them. I would then put those papers in a portfolio and empahsize my specialty. I would also consider coupling the MBA with some sort of certification. No doubt there is some sort of Certified Mortgage Specialist in Jordan's field, if so and you want to stay in that field, by golly, I would certainly set my sights on getting one. I will be putting all the various specialities available in Accounting on the blog this week, you will be amazed.

Now consider this, I never particularly wanted to do accounting but I will assure you that being a CPA has enabled me to do many things that otherwise would not have been possible, a certification is always a good thing.

Now, as for George Bush I and II, and Al Gore, and Tommy Lee Jones, and Gerald Ford, and both Clintons (Yale Law) gee funny how they can all go to the same school and reach opposite conclusions but I digress....

I honestly believe the rigor at Yale and Harvard has gone down, consider that Bill Clinton did not arrive at Yale until after working on the McGovern campaign thru Nov 2, how on earth did he pass the semester afer missing most of it, the answer is that if you are admittted to Yale, you will graduate. The Ivy League schools are the ultimate fraternity, getting you into corporate boardrooms, state housees, Wash DC politics, etc.

I met the current president when he was campaigning for office as a congressman, he lost, in 1978. He was and is an affable guy. He may have an MBA but he went bust in the oil bidness as Molly Ivins liked to say, when every one else was making money. He and his Dad were tag a longs, someone else made the money they were just there at the right time. He got someone to bail out his business by getting them some drilling right courtesy of Dad. Later oil friends installed him on a baseball team to burnish his business credentials. His Dad made money at Zappata thanks to Hugh Liedtke who went on to run Pennzoil. Most politicians are not much at making money, they just use their position as Cheney did to become Pres of HAL. Look at how Edwards got into a Hedge Fund and made a bundle, not because he brought any real added value.

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