Hilbert W. “Bret” Wilkinson III is a Principal with Harris, Hardy & Johnstone P.C. specializing in forensic accounting, auditing and assurance, taxation and business consulting. He manages multiple for-profit and non-profit audit clients and advises clients on a variety of taxation matters.

Bret earned his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting with Business Foundation from Virginia Commonwealth University and his B.S. from Virginia Military Institute. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified fraud examiner (CFE). His experience includes providing services for clients in various industries, including financial services, real estate, manufacturing, construction and not-for-profits. Bret is involved in audit, review and compilation engagements, as well as tax planning and preparation for all
types of entities and individuals.

Professional Organizations:

  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), 2014 to present
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), 2006 to Present
  • Member, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), 2006 to Present
  • Member, Society of Financial Service Professionals, 2013 to 2015
  • The Richmond Fisher House – founding Treasurer, 2010 to present
  • Veterans and Athletes United – founding Treasurer, 2015 to present
  • Virginia Military Institute Alumni Association
    • Central Virginia Regional Representative, Board of Directors, 2010 to 2015
    • Member-at-Large, Board of Directors – 2016 to present
  • Virginia Military Institute Alumni Association, Career Network Committee, Chair – 2014 to present
  • VMI Club of Richmond – Past President, 2013
  • Member, West Richmond Businessmen’s Association, 2011 to present


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