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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.

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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
    This is an organization that sponsors the only annual Ragtime Festival in Texas. A TAMUSA student is an active member.

Socionomics

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September 02, 2013

Comments

cary kingsley

Well I took the time to watch that trainwreck and I have a few distinct thoughts, most of them are from the point of view of achieving strategic goals. A: if the goal was to distance miley from hannah, the 100% success. B: if the goal was to generate buzz again 100% success, C: if it was to promote a single item (ie a record) then 100% success. D: if it was to create a loyal fan base and generate self sustaining goals, abject failure.

There is a saying in hollywood: anything is good press so long as you don't get caught with a live (same sex person) in a comprimising situation or a dead "professional sex associate". The point is that this appears to be miley looking at history and stealing shamelessly from it (I can clearly see madona, marilyn manson theme's across it) the problem is that in those instances there was no attempt to distance from a past view instead both marilyn and madona were trying very hard to retain their already loyal fan base through shock and awe. What miley did might have been cool from a short term marketing point, it was uncool as a name branding event.

 Dennis Elam

Miley appears to be an echo of Madonna and then Lady Gaga

Hannah Lee

Clearly Miley is emulating Lady Gaga, who (as I pointed out to my mother the other day) is more of a female-friendly pop version of Marilyn Manson. While slightly disturbing, I can't say the shocking performance was necessarily a bad idea. The average age of the original Hannah Montana fan base is 18-21 -- too old for the Disney version to be cool anymore. Anything risque or outlandish would be considered comical and amusing (catering to the rebellious stage). As Cary said, it distances Miley from Hannah. This move also helps hinder the possible realization by these young adults that the girl can't dance and has a mediocre voice. She fits in with the Kardashians in the "famous for being famous" category. I imagine most of her fans do consider it cool, and she perhaps gained some new fans who originally considered her "good girl" Disney Channel side uncool. This so-called "performance" is most likely advantageous for the short-term. If she can find a way to mature her theatrics as her audience matures, she'll maintain her demand and continue her career in show biz.

 Dennis Elam

Hannah

a well done critique, in the 1950s jayne mansfield had this role, lots of looks with minimal acting and no singing skills

Justin Nestor

A winner or winning is what makes a brand cool. Nike is the name of the Goddess of Victory.

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