U-Audit Associates

U-Audit Associates is a trusted cost-management and consulting partner focused on securing clients refunds for overcharges on utility and telecommunications bills.

Partner with U-Audit Associates and we will provide expert utility-audit services, on a contingency-fee basis, geared specifically towards New York-based businesses and municipalities.

Our extensive services range from forensic auditing of utility, telecommunications, and waste management bills as well as merchant services, shipping, payroll processing and bank fees. In addition, our expanded consulting services include analyses and negotiations of 5G and digital billboard agreements, employee benefit plans, supplemental payment audits and energy procurement and risk management.

The best part! When you work with U-Audit Associates, you’re partnering with a team that has an unmatched depth of knowledge and breadth of experience, in finance, telecommunications and governmental affairs.

Beginning in 2011 as a consulting and referral company, U-Audit founders Thomas Augostini and John Bernardo are active members of the NYS business community and have spent years as dedicated public servants. With the addition of Keith Laake in 2023, U-Audit has 50+ years of experience in cost management services.

Thomas R. Augostini, MPA

Thomas R. Augostini, MPA

Email: toma@U-Audit.com
  • Employee Benefits Consultant
  • Deputy Supervisor & Councilman – Town of Union, NY
  • Former Clerk / Treasurer – Village of Johnson City, NY
John M. Bernardo, CPA

John M. Bernardo, CPA

Email: johnb@U-Audit.com
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Former Deputy County Executive – Broome County, NY
  • Former Supervisor – Town of Union, NY
  • Former Executive Vice President – Cellular One / Syracuse & Utica Telephone Companies
Keith Laake, CPA

Keith Laake, CPA

Email: keithl@U-Audit.com
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Founder & President – Cost Control Associates
  • Chief Financial Officer – Economy Dry Goods
  • Senior Manager – Ernst & Young
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We’re passionate about the ability to provide businesses and government municipalities throughout New York State this often-overlooked, but exceedingly important, service.