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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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July 27, 2007


Lupe B

Well, wouldn't this call for some kind of regulation? I think the difference between BS and Enron is that no one wants to call for regulating hedge funds as much as they do for corporations. Didn't they already try that before? It doesn't seem fair but there's just too big of a return in hedge funds, if the deals pay out. Regulation would only get in the way of big money....atleast that's what I think.

Dennis Elam

Guadalupe certainly put her finger on the current thinking among hedge funds, regulation would only get in the way of big money. After all Chelsea Clinton works for one, John Edwards worked with one, and they are big campaign contributors since after all theyhave lots of money to contribute and lots of self interest to protect. But my point was,

Lay Skiling and Fastow all claimed they were out to make money in new ways for shareholders, as do hedge funds. And the defense of Enron was that it was all legal, the best CPA and Law firms said so, so if it was,

how is Enron and say, Long Term Capital Management different? Greenspan made the cover of Time Magazine a few years back as one of three guys who saved the world, or more specifically, they saved a finanical meltdown resulting form the shenanigans of LTCM. It is only a matter of time before the wild antics of off exchange derivative plays, read Bear Stearns Mortgage funds, not only go broke but threaten to take the markets with them when they can't meet their obligations. Studies after the 1987 crash showed for example that so called portfolio insurance actually exacerbated the crash that day, rather than slowing it.

Trust me, this past week was a sneak preview of things to come, brokerage firms were citing circuit breakers et al on thursday and we only had a 2-3% move down. If Barry Minkow of ZZZZ Best can help CPAs avoid audit disasters, maybe we should think about supervised probation for Skilling and Fastow, now before things get worse and they might actually anticipate a few things.

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