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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
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July 31, 2009


Luis Vera

But is it enough to out pace the overall profession attrition (individuals retiring or just leaving the profession altogether)?

Dennis Elam

THis number was not rising but is now

I suspect a lot of people will not be retiring as soon as they thought.

I believe the demand will continue to go up for accounting majors who have specific skill sets and outcomes in terms of cutting costs achieving budget targets and understanding how firms make money.

My information is that demand is down in this recession.

Jeff McDowell

What does this mean for those of us in school now? Do you have any comments or anecdotes regarding recent accounting job hunts in Texas?

Dennis Elam


Good question

I have received notice that the Dallas Cert Mgt Accountants are sponsoring hlep session for their group now looking for jobs.

One student reports that Dallas KPMG laid off every new recruit that did not pass the cpa exam.

My point being as always it is important to pass the first time.

Better firms will tend to keep hiring accounting students as they focus on cost cutting and revenue enhancement. THis would not be a good time to major in say HR, employees are being laid off not hired.

I will do some research on this for all of you.

Tina C

Best bet for accounting majors is to LEARN what is being taught and, if the opportunity arises, do an internship or get a part-time job to supplement your "book" learning. Supplement your college with practical knowledge such as accounting software packages, spreadsheets, databases and hands-on work.

It's a competitive market, but build yourself a good resume and there will be opportunities. Poor resumes/grades/lack of skills will be the ones who will have a harder time finding accounting jobs....

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