Accountancy firm PKF is boosting its Birmingham practice with the recruitment of 14 new arrivals.
A mix of qualified, part qualified, graduates and administrators have joined the Great Charles Street office bringing the number of staff to 97.
The current wave of recruitment follows senior appointments and promotions late last year.
Dipesh Lathigra joins the firm's medical division as a senior business adviser, Anne Koo, arrives as a tax advisor and Caroline Travers becomes part of the financial planning arm as a consultant.
Four of the new recruits are graduates all of whom are from Midlands universities. The firm recruits on average between 60 and 70 students each year to work across its network of 23 UK offices.
Ian Gould, partner in charge at PKF in Birmingham, believes investing in talent is a long term strategy to help the firm continue to grow.
He said: "This current intake represents a 16 per cent rise in our Birmingham team and is indicative of our commitment in the West Midlands. This investment is crucial in the long term success of our business.
"We are fiercely proud of the career opportunities we offer to those who like rising to a challenge. Our client portfolio means our people will work with a diverse range of businesses. Developing a career in the accountancy profession is no longer about being a bean counter. For students who join PKF, we invest heavily in providing excellent training."