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The Bonadio Group’s Michelle Lesser Named to NYSSCPA 40 Under 40

Contact: Colleen Bennis, 585-389-1865,

Syracuse, N.Y., July 16, 2020 – Michelle Lesser, CPA, audit manager at nationally ranked Top 50 CPA firm, The Bonadio Group, is among the inaugural class of New York State Society of CPAs’ (NYSSCPA) 40 Under 40. Professionals were nominated by a colleague or NYSSCPA peer and selected based on accomplishments at their firm, community impact outside of work and future goals.

“In her five years at The Bonadio Group, Michelle has quickly made her mark as a talented accounting professional with exciting potential for growth as a leader within the firm,” said Kristen Clark, Managing Partner in Bonadio’s Syracuse Office. “Her place on NYSSCPA’s 40 Under 40 is well-deserved and a testament to the value she consistently brings to our community, the firm, her clients, and colleagues.”

To be eligible for a spot on NYSSCPA’s 2020 40 Under 40 list, professionals must hold a leadership role in their organization, must have made significant achievements in their career in 2019, must have had substantial involvement in community service, must reside or work in the State of New York and must be a member of the NYSSCPA.

“Michelle is not only an incredible asset to our firm, but also to her community and to the NYSSCPA,” said Timothy Hammond, Michelle’s nominator, Principal at The Bonadio Group, and Vice President of the NYSSCPA. “I was honored to nominate her and am thrilled she’s receiving this well-deserved recognition.”

The winners of NYSSCPA’s 40 Under 40 will be honored at the NextGen virtual conference on July 29, 2020.

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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