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Ron Harder, CA

After obtaining his CA designation in 1997, Ron joined Brown Smith Owen LLP and became a partner in 2003.  On January 1, 2014 the firm was renamed Cornish Harder Niederle LLP. Ron enjoys assisting clients in achieving their personal and business financial goals. From doctors and lawyers, to ranchers and oilfield services, the individual needs of each client are unique and changing.  Working together and setting a path with them gives Ron his greatest satisfaction.

Ron has also been busy in the community, having served on the Board of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce and coaching in the Red Deer Minor Hockey Commission.  Currently, he sits on the Board of Deer Park Alliance Church, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta working group committee on public practice.

Ron spends free time keeping active, with volleyball, hockey and skiing in the winter. In the summer, he manages to find time to play a little golf and is a member of the Innisfail Golf Club.


Jodi Cornish, CA

Jodi commenced her accounting career with Brown Smith Owen LLP as a CA student in 1994 after obtaining her Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Manitoba.  She then went on to obtain her CA designation in January, 1999 and was admitted to the partnership in January, 2003.  She prides herself on establishing and maintaining close relationships with her clients with the primary goal being to fully understand their needs. These relationships have become the foundation for extending solid professional advice to aid them in achieving either short term tax compliance and financial reporting requirements or long-term objectives including purchase and sale of a business, corporate restructuring and estate and succession planning strategies. Through years of experience she has been able to effectively service a wide variety of industries including oil and gas services, medical practices, nursery and landscape businesses, trucking and hauling, retail operations, professional services, construction, consulting and manufacturing.

Jodi has been a member of the Red Deer College Golf Classic Committee since 1998. Outside of work she keeps active and devotes her time to her family.


Dave Niederle, CA

Dave articled at Brown Smith Owen LLP in 2004 and obtained his CA designation in 2006 with them.  He rejoined the Brown Smith Owen team in 2008 after a 2 year stint in industry serving as a controller for a manufacturing plant and an oil exploration company.  He became partner at Brown Smith Owen in 2012.  Effective January 1, 2014 Brown Smith Owen LLP was renamed Cornish Harder Niederle LLP.  Dave’s current practice is a diverse one.  He provides assurance, consulting and tax advice to his clients who cover a large spectrum of industries.  Dave takes great pride in gaining an intimate knowledge of his clients businesses and enjoys being able to make a difference. 

Dave was born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta.  He likes to give back to the community he grew up in.  Dave coached in the Red Deer Minor Hockey Association for 7 years and was a member of the Rotary Club. 

In his spare time, Dave likes to play hockey in the winter and golf in the summer.  He and his wife also enjoy travelling, hiking in the mountains and spending time with family.

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