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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
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October 30, 2012

Comments

Marisol Reyes

There are so many candidates from different categories so it will be difficult to say who is the worse.

Dennis Elam

Lance and Rita deserve special recognition I think

C Kingsley

It isn't a question of who is worse, it is not even a question of how much, how many they hurt. Consider Rita, so she bilked a small city for 20 years big deal. How much did Tammany Hall do in NY? How much has Chi town aldermen done over the last 200? My point is this stuff is very minor with very limited impacts compared to the old school graft and greed this nation is used to.

Ask yourself this question do you remeber/know about ABSCAM? I do but unless you are over 40 the chances are zero. For those that wonder, ABSCAM was an FBI sting that netted several US congress people taking bribes from OPEC countries. Consider the implications of that compared to what Lance did? So he doped in a professional career is that more "evil/wrong" then a congress person accepting bribes from a foreign government?

Luis Martinez

Dr. Elam. You have quite a list here! I am more bothered by the lack of significant outrage over these unethical characters (not that the perpetrators of these violations of public trust don't deserve punishment, mind you). How is it so many of those you listed are still in office or still on the streets? Inconceivable!

Dennis Elam

Luis

Good question. One answer is my observation serving as a bankruptcy trustee for five years. on television all government prosecutors are true blue jump into the fray and have it hands on types. In reality as Colleen Rowley noted, they are much more concerned with their personal careers, will doing A get me to B? Winning a case will, trying a case and losing, not so much. And so we have unequal enforcement. As you say a lot of these types are still out walking around while Jeff Skilling sits in jail.

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