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The Bonadio Group Celebrates 20 Years in the Buffalo Market

Buffalo, N.Y., September 22, 2021The Bonadio Group, a nationally ranked Top 50 CPA firm, marks a milestone in its history with the celebration of its 20th anniversary in the Buffalo, New York market. The largest of the firm’s Western New York office locations, The Bonadio Group first opened its Buffalo office in 2001. Through a combination of mergers and organic growth, the firm quickly became one of the largest privately-held accounting firms in Buffalo – growing from less than 10 employees to now more than 150.

The Bonadio Group’s frequent inclusion in best places to work lists, both nationally and across the state, further solidifies the firm’s position as a key staple in many communities, including Buffalo, where the firm was most recently recognized as a Buffalo Business First 2021 Best Place to Work.

“This 20th anniversary milestone reflects the passion and dedication of our entire Buffalo team, coupled with the trust and partnership of our clients and the Buffalo community,” said Denise Gueli, Buffalo Office Managing Partner, The Bonadio Group. “Over these past 20 years, we have strategically grown within our market and, looking to the future, we will continue to put forth that same commitment to growth and expansion in the Western New York region.”

As The Bonadio Group reflects back on its 20 years in the Buffalo community, the firm recognizes and celebrates some of its recent strategic achievements and successes in the region:

  • Expanding partnerships with local businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm quickly pivoted and re-committed to advisory services by providing critical COVID funding support for local businesses, securing nearly $20 million dollars in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Employee Retention Credit (ERC) funding for those in need.
  • Fostering overall firm and employee advancement with over 30 promotions and more than 15 new hires in the last year, including strategic hires at the Partner level from Big Four accounting firms.
  • Continuing a dedication to Buffalo’s entrepreneurial community through the University at Buffalo’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Program, which includes the ‘Fast 46’ competition – an annual event for university alumni who own or lead businesses and start-ups.
  • Providing consistent financial and volunteer support for Buffalo-area community organizations including the local United Way, VIA WNY, OLV Human Services, Cantalician Center, The Belle Center, St. Luke’s Mission and more. Bonadio has contributed more than $1 million over the past year to the Buffalo market and the communities we serve throughout New York State and beyond.

“It’s more important than ever for our firm to celebrate the accomplishments and hard work of our people,” said Bruce Zicari, CEO, The Bonadio Group. “This milestone is a clear representation of the dedication of our employees to this company and to their community. I look forward to seeing our firm continue to thrive and grow in the years ahead.”

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About The Bonadio Group:

Founded in 1978, The Bonadio Group is a nationally ranked Top 50 CPA firm offering accounting, tax, and consulting services to clients of all sizes. The Firm’s professionals deliver practical, proactive, and innovative solutions to help clients reach their financial, compliance, management, and personal goals. The Bonadio Group is the largest independent provider of accounting, tax, and consulting services in upstate New York—with offices in Albany, Batavia, Buffalo, East Aurora, Rochester, Syracuse, and Utica. The Bonadio Group also has offices in New York City, Rutland, Vt., and Dallas. For more information, visit

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