BKD announces the addition of Tax, Audit Associates: Romero, Olivares, Thompson, Strickland, Arredondo

BKD logo colorJon M. McDowell, managing partner of BKD, LLP’s San Antonio office, is pleased to announce the addition of David Romero (Senior Associate – tax), Adriana Olivares and William Thompson (Associates-tax), and Aissa Strickland and Amanda Arredondo (Associates – audit) in BKD’s San Antonio office.

David Romero_Jan 2014Before joining BKD, Romero spent over seven years with Carranco & Lawson, P.C., most recently as a tax accountant. Romero is a graduate of Texas A&M University – International University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. David passed the CPA exam and is awaiting his Texas license.

Adriana Olivares_Jan 2104Before joining BKD, Olivares spent over two years with Alamanza Business Group, LLC, as a tax accountant. Olivares is a 2011 graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting.

William Thompson_Jan 2014Thompson is a 2013 graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Master of Business Administration.

Aissa Strickland_Jan 2014Strickland is a 2013 graduate of St. Mary’s University with a Master of Business Administration in Accounting and a 2010 graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law with a Juris Doctor.

Amanda Arredendo_compressedArredondo is a 2010 graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She obtained a Master of Accountancy from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2012. Arredondo previously worked with BKD San Antonio as an audit intern (2011 and 2012) and associate (2013).

About BKD
BKD is the top-tier U.S. CPA and advisory firm that delivers its experience and service with a deep understanding of your business, your needs and what it takes to improve your business performance. BKD’s approximately 2,000 personnel, including approximately 250 partners, are based in 32 offices serving clients in 50 states. To learn more, visit www.bkd.com.

Praxity, AISBL, a global alliance of independent firms, enhances BKD’s ability to serve the dynamic needs of multinational clients. Praxity™ provides the gateway to tax, assurance and consulting services delivered by alliance firms committed to the highest standards required in international business.

Padgett Stratemann voted one of state’s best by Texas legal professionals

Padgett Stratemann & Co.


PSCOTexas_Best_logo_2013The Austin office of Padgett Stratemann & Co. for the second year in a row has been voted one of the city’s best Texas-based business accounting providers by the readers of Texas Lawyer, a weekly industry newspaper and online news source for the Texas legal community.

In addition, INSIDE Public Accounting, a national publication serving the accounting profession, recently ranked Padgett Stratemann the 104th largest accounting firm in the U.S., up from 107th largest a year ago.  The publication also named Padgett Stratemann a Top 10 All-Star Firm for training of its staff after surveying some 500 U.S. firms.

“We believe strongly in the quality and character of people we have working in both our Austin and San Antonio offices, this truly is a testament to their desire to offer clients their very best,” said John Wright, Padgett Stratemann Managing Partner.  “It’s quite an honor for the legal profession to demonstrate its belief in the quality of our work, and the training programs we have for our people are truly extraordinary.  Bottom line: The outstanding people at Padgett Stratemann are the reason we have become one of the nation’s largest firms.”

Texas Lawyer annually asks its readers to vote for the best of the best in Austin, Dallas, and Houston from among hundreds of eligible firms in more than 40 categories.  The special edition of Texas Lawyer highlighting this year’s winners will be published October 28.

About Padgett Stratemann & Co., LLP
Padgett Stratemann & Co., LLP is one of Texas’ largest, locally owned CPA and business advisory firms. With headquarters in San Antonio and an office in Austin, the firm works with clients in sectors including: banking, construction, government, non-profit, health sciences, professional services, manufacturing, retail, distribution, technology, insurance, oil and gas, government contracting, and real estate. The firm’s experienced professionals provide a range of sophisticated accounting, audit, tax and other business advisory services for both publicly traded and privately owned companies. PS&Co. serves clients throughout the United States as well as internationally. The firm is a McGladrey Alliance member. The McGladrey Alliance is a business of McGladrey, Inc., a leading professional services firm providing tax and consulting services.

In business since 1945, PS&Co. is dedicated to professional excellence, integrity, and community service. Learn more about our depth of services and expertise. Visit www.padgett-cpa.com.