Our Leadership

Bernadette L. Harris, MS, MBA, CFE

I love building relationships with my clients and I’m determined to get to know them as individuals.  I feel they are more than file folders or tax returns, they are like family.  I host an annual client appreciation picnic in the summer which allows our “BTB Family” an opportunity to come together.  When you become a client, you will be invited to join us.


In addition to be very passionate and knowledgeable about my occupation, my clients really appreciate that I can explain the numbers in PLAIN ENGLISH!

I am an honors graduate of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, earning a BS in Accounting (GPA 3.44).  While at Cheyney I played on the Women’s Basketball Team, was a peer tutor, and a resident advisor.  I have two graduate degrees, an MBA (GPA 3.06) from Keller Graduate School of Management and an MS in Fraud and Forensics (GPA 3.914) from Carlow University. I am also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with active memberships with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the Georgia Chapter of CFE. Please check out my LinkedIn Profile for more information and client testimonials and my PRESS page for my recent media appearances.


I am a professional speaker.  I have compiled several business management seminar topics and was a presenter for the Small Business Administration.  I speak to small business groups, colleges, and professional organizations.

I enjoy speaking to college students who are aspiring to be entrepreneurs.  I have had the pleasure of speaking to students from Spelman College, Florida A&M University, Albany State University, Fort Valley State University, and Georgia Perimeter College.


I am proud to say I am a best selling author.  One of my signature presentations is based on my first book (written in 2010): Business Blueprint: A Small Business Owner’s Guide to Starting & Running A Business THE RIGHT WAY! (out of print)

My second book was co-authored with my college basketball coach.  We came together to share the how playing basketball made an impact on our life as business women, mothers, and community leaders. Get your copy of: Life and Basketball: 7 Locker Room Lessons That Score Big in Life.

My third book was released in October 2016 and it is called Business Blueprint 2.0: A Guide To Starting & Running Your Business THE RIGHT WAY!

My fourth book was released in June 2017 and it is called Did You Hire a Fraud? Solid Safeguards to Prevent Insider Theft