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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

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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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April 16, 2013


James Serrato

Maybe as a janitor! I believe once someone accepts a bribe it would be too easy for them to do it again. I feel when it comes to ethical reasoning this person will justify the reason for accepting a bribe. If you are in a position to be offered a bribe then you should have the wisdom to turn it down because of your own ethical beliefs. I use to argue with my undergraduate ethic professor if ethics could be taught in college. I still believe it is a measure to cover up peoples rear ends. We have rules and policies in place that explain right from wrong, I feel by the time you start working you already posses your ethical reasoning. I think what would be a better benefit to students is a critical thinking course were students have to imagine the results of their decisions and compare them to the rules and laws already established.

Dennis Elam

I hope we can have a good discussion on this next Saturday in class. Indeed there was considerable discussion on whether ethics could be taught. the case of the KPMG Partner after an apparent clean record for 29 years is most curious, your reputation and position for a fancy watch, strange, most fraudsters start small and conceal what they are doing for years. Perhaps there are other instances in this guy's past we do not know about. I look forward to your ideas on what a course should be.

cary kingsley

Would I hire him? thats an interesting question. Perhaps a look at what he could be hired for: If you are an infomous art thief chances are you will be hired to detect other art thefts. If you are master forger your career is set once you get out jail. Does this translate to the business world? Not so much just cause you ran a ponzi scam doesn't mean you can spot one. Now onto this guy specifics, is he good at what he does? Maybe. does he have piss poor instincts in dealing with people? you bet. should you hire him? nah you can do just as well without the baggage. Now lets take a look at hiring him at an ethics position (to show what not to do) not a good fit here either, his crime is so minor as to be below what would qualify him for any sort of procautionary position. He is no master thief, he is no master forger, he is no master computer scammer, his crime does not elevate him enough to make him a desired hire for any reason.

Dennis Elam


as usual you make a great point, Nick Leeson managed to take down an entire bank with his foolishness, all this guy did was embarass himself

Binu Sharma

Greed is all it takes a person to commit such foolish act. With so much emphasis on ethical requirements at the AICPA and State Board level, people still commit these kinds of acts. One of my professor once told me: "You cannot teach ethics, its habitual". I guess that is a right statement. Hopefully, some consultants don't hire him to defraud other companies or others.

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