Anthony M. Ardito, C.P.A.

Anthony M. Ardito, C.P.A.

  • B.S. in Accounting and Finance, Drexel University
  • Contributing Author to the Handbook of Construction Law and Claims

Tony is a certified public accountant with almost 40 years of experience providing forensic accounting, auditing, and damage calculations on major construction projects.

Tony has testified as an expert witness in court proceedings, at deposition, and in arbitration and mediation. He has testified on the issues of delays, inefficiency, damages, and termination.

Tony has audited and helped resolve millions of dollars worth of claims and disputes arising from project schedule delays and other issues and impacts. His services have included cost analysis and claim preparation, calculation of liquidated damages, review of audits, assistance with settlement negotiations, compliance audits for renovation and revitalization projects, damage analysis, and preparation of deposition questions and draft interrogatories. Project types he’s analyzed include airport, bridge, commercial, educational, government, high-rise, healthcare, highway, hospitality, off shore drilling, power, stadium, transit, industrial, and wastewater treatment.

Tony helped audit the GMP contract used during the construction of Gallery Place, a $130M, mixed-use project in Washington, D.C. Tony reviewed the contractor’s financial management system and records. He analyzed the job cost report to determine whether it provided meaningful segregation of direct and indirect labor, materials, equipment, subcontractor, and indirect field overhead costs. Tony also analyzed the history of all time-sensitive or recurring costs, such as monthly field office costs and project management costs.

Previously, Tony served as construction controller for a major casino and hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. His responsibilities included financial and cost management of casino construction and expansion projects including cost and budget analysis; processing progress expenditures; systems development; compliance reporting; preparation of contracts; cash flow analysis; audits; and development of cost controls, operating procedures, and management reports.