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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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September 01, 2011


Javier Carvajal

The cost of solar energy is to high right now. Many people can not afford this. Then you have HOA's stating that these panels are eye sores as well. To many things are against solar power. A great idea is to have the solar package installed with the house already. This could be manditory or as an upgrade. This way there is no added cost to the homeowner in the future. Everything is tided into the house payment. The governemnt has without a doubt been expressive on solar power. They have given huge incentives to homeowners as well.

kaileigh hughes

I like the idea of solar energy. However, like you and javier stated, it's just to costly to make as well as purchase. The neighborhood I live in won't allow solar panels. I didn't know the houses used to have awnings and porches over all the windows. They should consider going to back to that. I also like your idea for the water heater. In Texas, with it being so hot most of the year, it would save people a bit of money on their water heater bill.

Luis Martinez

Indeed. My house takes the sun on full force with the 5 pm sunlight hitting my bedroom window at the peak of its heat. I've tried to grow bushes in front of the windows, but no success. The current technology can do wonders for water heaters; at best, it can supplement electrical needs in the house, but not significantly. Until the technology improves, solar power is not a viable replacement for the cheaper energy sources we have.

Travis Case

Have you ever noticed the solar panels on top of the School Zone signs to power the lights? I am curious to know how much energy they are taking in and producing. It must be cheaper to use the solar energy for those lights right? Maybe it is possible to use smaller less expensive panels to power other objects in your house like the TV or lights. This would obviously not cut down on your AC bill each month but it would make a dent in your other utilities.

Dennis Elam

I suspect the debate really needs to begin with the actual amount on energy it takes to build a solar panel. My understanding is that it is considerable. Then we would need to construct how long it takes to overcome that deficit of energy to create the solar cell,ie the payback period.
I don't know if the solar panels are on the lights because it is a great idea or if someone managed to convince the feds to subsidize such lights with solar as an experiment, given that all such lights are govt controlled, I would suggest that is a high possibility.

Solar does not produce a lot of electricity, they work greats on satellites, no cloud cover, light all the time, low energy required.

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