Bernadette L. Harris


About Bernadette L. Harris

Bernadette L. Harris is a Tax and Forensic Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, keynote speaker, and #1 best-selling author who has helped hundreds of business owners put systems in place to protect their businesses and prepare for growth. She speaks to audiences across the country about entrepreneurship and fraud prevention.


12 Common Bookkeeping Mistakes 2

12 Common Bookkeeping Mistakes to Avoid 1. Commingling funds – So many business owners are guilty of either using the business account to pay for personal expenses or paying business expenses through the personal account. This is a big NO NO! 2. Misclassifying workers – Times are tough and staffs […]


WARNING: The IRS Doesn’t Send Unsolicited Emails!!!

I often times get forwarded emails from clients asking “is this true?”.  They generally have an email “supposedly” from the IRS saying that they have a refund and all they have to do is….”click on this link” to claim it.  YEAH RIGHT!!! BEWARE!!!!!  It’s a scam!!!!! Here are a few […]


Employee or Independent Contractor?

When determining whether your workers are employees or independent contractors, there are several factors you must consider.  The traditional test to determine a worker’s status involves the concept of control.  The IRS developed 20 factors to resolve a worker’s status as an independent contractor under the common law.  The burden […]