BRADENTON – For some, the mere mention of the word “audit” is enough to send shivers up the spine. Visions of digging through old paperwork can be frustrating and overwhelming with the thought of owing more money, simply unfathomable. So what is it about a local telecommunications auditing firm that has businesses from all over the country clamoring for more audits?
This time of the year, when everyone is thinking taxes and owing money, owner Tami Wankoff and her Lakewood Ranch Florida based Contingency Telecom Auditing (CTA) team are thinking about how to give back to the community and help business owners reclaim lost money in the form of deposit recovery and telecommunications evaluations.
Each year, Contingency Telecom Auditing LLC, chooses two charitable organizations to receive zero-fee deposit recovery assistance through the CTA Gives Back program. While most clients pay service fees contingent on monies recovered, the CTA Gives Back recipient has no fee obligation regardless of the amount recovered.
A previous recipient - Chabad-Lubavitch, acknowledged the value of the Annual Campaign. “Wisdom, understanding and knowledge are the foundations of Chabad-Lubavitch. It is with that spirit our community extends a very special thank you to Contingency Telecom Audit. Over 20 Chabad-Lubavitch locations were evaluated and assessed for deposit recovery potential. Over $10,000 dollars were recovered for Chabads’ located in FL, DE, NJ, CA, CT, VT and IL- with the oldest deposit dating back to 1996! We would have never known refunds were due had it not been for the outstanding efforts of Contingency Telecom Auditing,” said Rabbi Bukiet, Rebbetzin Chanie Bukiet of Chabad of Bradenton.
Wankoff, once a systems designer for AT&T, was often on the receiving end of client phone calls regarding telecommunication invoices. “This is where curiosity for finding savings and reducing costs began," said Wankoff. Later in her career, while working for Medical Logistics, Wankoff would often be handed a stack of phone bills from the accounts payable department wondering if the charges were correct. Often they were not. She estimates on average there were $15,000 in errors each month, largely due rates not matching the contracts or improperly loaded billing timers.
“Solving a money mystery can seem as if you are working a giant puzzle with a million little pieces," she explains. "I am pleased I was able to convert my passion for problem solving and saving money into a business that truly helps small and large companies.”
CTA (Contingency Telecom Auditing) has been an active participant in Manatee County Chamber Educational Programs, participating in the Big Bank Theory (high school program). Wankoff is also a quarterly telecommunications article contributor for Gaming and Leisure Magazine. CTA is a 2014 Bronze Level supporter of the Gulf Coast Builder Xchange (GCBX.org) and owner Tami Wankoff received the Volunteerism Award, presented in January 2014.
CTA is currently seeking two non-profit organizations for the 2014 Give Back program. Any non-profit organization may contact CTA for a free, no obligation assessment of refund potential. Tami Wankoff may be reached directly by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, please put CTA Give Back in the subject line. For more information, visit www.Contelaudit.com.