Padgett Stratemann ranked as the 106th Largest CPA Firm in the US for 2014

Padgett Stratemann & Co.Padgett Stratemann & Co., L.L.P. (PS&Co.), one of Texas’ premier CPA and business advisory firms, has been named the 106th Largest Accounting Firm in the United States by INSIDE Public Accounting Magazine’s (IPA) Annual Survey and Analysis of the country’s Top 200 Firms.

Top 200 firms2014 marks the fifth time PS&Co. has been ranked in Top 200 listing. The IPA survey is open to all accounting firms in North America and the results are compiled in the IPA National Benchmarking Report, which is one of the most complete, independent, and up-to-date sets of economic and management statistics available.  This year, more than 540 firms participated.

Since its inception in 1994, IPA’s Survey and Analysis of Firms has served as the barometer of the overall health, challenges, and opportunities of the accounting profession and is used as its gold standard. Annually, more than 500 accounting firms across North America complete the in-depth financial and operations survey.

For more than 25 years, trends have been uncovered, new firms have joined, and growth and profitability metrics have been highlighted.  PS&Co. is proud to have been chosen again as one of the top ranking firms.

PS&Co. is one of Texas’ largest locally-owned CPA and business advisory firms. In business since 1945, PS&Co. has offices in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. The firm is dedicated to professional excellence, integrity and community service. PS&Co. provides a range of sophisticated accounting, audit, tax, and other business advisory services for both publicly-traded and private companies. Its experienced professionals serve clients in various industries, including banking, construction, government-based, non-profit, healthcare, life sciences, professional services, manufacturing, retail, distribution, technology, insurance, oil and gas, and real estate. PS&Co. is a member of the McGladrey Alliance, the premier affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms in the nation. To learn more about our services, visit

BKD, LLP announces promotions

BKD logoJon McDowell, managing partner of BKD, LLP San Antonio office, announces the promotion of Stephanie Bostick and Shawn Loader to manager (tax), Cristina Baumgardner to senior consultant II (Forensics & Valuation Services) and Nathan Scheel to senior associate (audit) April 1, 2014.

Career paths at BKD are divided into levels, and each position is defined by its own set of duties, responsibilities and competencies requiring cumulative and advanced degrees of education, training and experience.  Personnel also must demonstrate their leadership abilities as coaches and mentors, as well as taking an active role in their community.  Individuals become candidates for promotion after successfully mastering their existing level.

Stephanie Bostick BKD_Jan 2012“These individuals have consistently proven their commitment to providing unmatched service to our clients and their commitment to our profession,” said McDowell. “I am proud to work with these talented individuals.”

Shawn Loader BKD_Jan 2012Bostick and Loader serve clients in an array of industries and personal wealth planning.  Bostick graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2009.  Loader is a 2008 graduate of Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science of Accounting.

Christina Baumgardner_2012Baumgardner provides fraud investigation, litigation support and data mining services in BKD’s Forensics & Valuations Services division.  She is a 2005 graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Master of Science in Finance after previously attaining a BBA in Accounting.

Nathan  Scheel_Jun 2012Scheel serves clients in the not-for-profit, manufacturing and distribution, construction, energy and financial services industries.  He graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Business Management in 2012.


About BKD
BKD, LLP 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, serve clients in 50 states and more than 40 countries.  To learn more, visit

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.