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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
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March 24, 2010


Dawn Vrana

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS! Have we not learned our lesson in the last decade? I am in awe of the people that find these loopholes and are responsible for this "creative" accounting. The authors of Sarbanes-Oxley, and GAAP should be hot on the trails of these thieves. These are the issues and laws that the government should be focused on. I can't believe we, as Corporate America, and "The People" of the United States, let them get away with it either scott-free or with a slap on the wrist. I think that Corporate America and the comparable "banking" companies should throw a HUGE red flag, and question all dealings with any company that is "cooking" their books...make their cheating lives horrible, and not worth the risk! But then again...I am sure they are all responsible for a little "creative" accounting. Stuff like this makes me want to switch my major! :(

Dennis Elam


Please stay with us in your major, we need people who get riled up about this, that is why the article was on the blog.....this will end badly , I try to provide sneak previews...

Steven Beeler

It's infuriating to see firms get away with these "accounting" techniques. We put away a kid who robs $30 from a 7 Eleven for years, yet white collar criminals continue to get away with misrepresentation of their business practices, often having a largely negative impact on the hard earned money of investors. It's simply wrong. However, until a true example is made by prosecuting these criminals and sentencing them to decades in prison, the reward of million dollar bonuses will almost always outweigh the risk.

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