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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 (http://rsmus.com/) 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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Comments

Marcos E.

I think that this is a wise direction Eastwood takes toward making a better movie. I believe that there were a good amount of quality movies made before my day simply cause they didn't depend on having a soaring budget to make the movie. Take for example "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Your Imagination and the simplicity made the movie frightening. Compared to last year's remake who put all their hopes in the special effects basket. THere are a lot of other movies who did the later and failed.
Furthermore another cudo for Eastwood is in keeping the cast simple and familiar. You are right that it saves on filming time because the crew already is comfortable around each other. He is not the first to do this, i.e. all the Bruce Lee movie's. But a good incentive to highering a nobody to play a part is not in the current paycheck, but having the chance to do a good job in the hopes of being found for future opportunities in the entertainment industry. That alone would make it easy to find any cast with any movie.
I have yet to see Gran Torino but it has been on my to-see list for quite some time.

Dennis Elam

Good observations Marcos, years ago I remember Bill Cosby remarking to Valerie Perrine on the Tonite Show, he was sitting in for Carson, why don't you make your own movie Valerie? This was right after she oscared for Lenny.
Gosh it costs a lot of money to make a movie she replied
No it doesn't Cosby replied, everybody wants to be in a movie.....

While Cosby never hit pay dirt in the movies this is a great formula, Marcos is also right about re makes, the Donald Sutherland version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers is far better than the Nicole Kidman re make, the original 3:10nto Yuma with Glenn Ford and Van Heflin soars in the hotel room scene, the one with Chris Slater and Russell Crowe has better effects and plot twists but the ethical twist is in the two men talking in the hotel room and the offer the outlaw makes so the rancher will set him free.

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