Karen Hardewig, CPA

Karen Hardewig, CPA

Controller karen@jgacounsel.com

Prior to joining JGA, Karen was controller at Buddy Roger’s Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, responsible for all accounting activities as well as human resources, while serving as a member of the leadership team. Karen’s focus on providing exceptional oversight of day-to-day accounting activities and guidance on the direction of the company will be valuable for assisting JGA’s client project teams in accurately estimating fees and expenses as well as providing strong insight on projections for JGA’s future.

Karen also worked as an accounting manager for Steven Potter & Co. CPAs, managing annual audits of non-public companies in the nonprofit and restaurant franchisor industries. Before joining Steven Potter & Co., she served as controller and director of finance for SYSCO Food Services of Cincinnati, where she supervised an accounting staff of 24 and implemented new processes resulting in significant savings for the firm. Karen began her career specializing in government and non-profit auditing with KPMG LLP, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services.

Karen is a graduate of Siena College and a certified public accountant, licensed in Ohio and Indiana.


  • Accounting Manager, Steven Potter & Co. CPAs
  • Director of Finance, SYSCO Food Services of Cincinnati
  • Senior Manager, Assurance and Advisory Services, KPMG LLP


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • BBA in Accounting from Siena College

Meet another member of the JGA team: Deanna Lepsky