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.
Acounting Today This is an independent site for accounting news regarding firms and current issues.
Certified Information Systems Auditor CISA Now that everything is literally on the computer and cyber security becomes a prominent issue, I see more and more accounting professionals with this designation. Previously known as the Information Systems and Audit Control Association, it now goes by the acronym ISACA.
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.
I received an e mail this past week from a former student. I eliminated his name but here is the unedited message.
I am a former student of yours at Texas A&M San Antonio. I graduated in May 2015.
I am writing to inform you that I have earned my CPA certification. I currently work at USAA.
You were influential in my education at Texas A&M and you kept stressing on the importance of being certified. The admiration I have so far at work speaks volumes about how the CPA is regarded. I used the Gleim series to prepare for the exam upon your recommendation.
I just wanted to drop these words of gratitude to you. I will be glad to come speak to some of your students about my experience and journey to certification, if you like.
Meet Our Future Luncheon Honoring SACPAS Student Members & Candidates
Friday, April 21, 2017 11:30 am - 1:30 pm The Club at Sonterra
Current SACPAS student and candidate members are guests of the Chapter. Sit at a table hosted by CPAs in public practice, business and industry or education. Submit your resume for inclusion in the Resume File. Hear about upcoming internships and entry-level openings in accounting.
Watch her video comments , first and second on the link. In the first she recoils against the criticism Baylor has received over the sexual misconduct of a few of the football players. And the Baylor Crowd cheers her for it.
In the second clip she apologizes for her, hit em in the face remark. But the point is that bad behavior penalizes us all in one organization, especially those doing the right things as she is as the women's basketball coach.
I was not able to link to the WSJ article which revealed that the PwC partner Brian Cullinan has asked for permission to use social media
backstage. The Academy denied this saying that was not his job. His job was simply to deliver the correct envelope to the correct person. But Brian ignored this ruling and was tweeting photos of Emma Stone just moments before the wrong envelope was handed off. This is a violation of internal controls, and he certainly knew better. Take a look at his face below, clearly he is a CPA in La La Land, thrilled to be among the movie stars. The briefcase contains of course the names of the winners. The time for joking around was AFTER the ceremony, not before.
Each of the Two PwC
partners, he and Ms. Ruiz, had identical envelopes. They were on opposite sides of the stage not know which side the parties would enter from. After Ms. Ruiz gave the Best Actress envelope to the previous presenter, Brian had an extra. That was the envelope he gave Warren Beatty.
Beatty and Dunaway meanwhile had apparently been feuding over who would make the announcement. Beatty got the envelop, read the result and then handed it to Dunaway. She, assuming she had the right name, apparently missed the Best Actress part, and announced the movie instead.
Brian Cullinan should have followed procedure. Had he been paying attention and not tweeting perhaps he would have performed as well on the last envelope as he did on the others.
Now, did Beatty intentionally try to disgrace Dunaway? He hesitated long enough to raise suspicion he knew what had happened. Hmmm, and she of course assumed she had the right envelope, rather than questioning it at that moment.
So one big mistake makes for bad publicity for the thousands of PwC employees.
What say you, will the Academy retain PwC in the future. It is a certainty PwC, if it manages to hold on, won't send Brian a second time.
PwC has for years been in charge of tabulating the votes for the Oscar at the Academy Awards.
This year thought PwC provided an example of what can happen when internal controls IC fail. The wrong envelope was handed to Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. And so La La Land was announced as Best Picture when Moonlight had actualy worn.
PwC thanks Jimmy Kimmel and others for the grace with which they handled the situation.