The Bonadio Group, upstate New York’s largest independent accounting, consulting, and financial services firm, set a record in 2015 with 183 new hires across its 10 offices, marking an 83 percent over the firm’s 2014 recruiting efforts.

The new-employee number includes 52 recent college graduates, most of whom joined the firm in early December. They are from 20 different colleges and universities in New York.

“To address the exceptional growth of our firm, we are filling open positions and planning for the future with the best and brightest professionals we can find,” said Tom Bonadio, CEO and managing partner of The Bonadio Group, in a statement. “Our growth is creating significant opportunities for rapid advancement for all of our people across the firm, and we are supporting their efforts with the right training, tools, and culture so that we can continue to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations.”

With the latest additions to The Bonadio Group, the firm’s total headcount exceeds 700. The new-hire details by office are:

Office             2015 experienced hires      Recent college grads

Albany                      10                              8

Buffalo                      16                             14

East Aurora                 1                               1

Rochester                   24                             16

Syracuse                    79*                            13

Utica                          1                              0

TOTALS                       131                                          52

(*This number largely reflects the January 1, 2015, merger with Testone, Marshall & Discenza.)

For more on The Bonadio Group, head to their site here.