Debra Houghton has worked in and with accounting firms for over 25 years. Debra thrives in an environment filled with variety and challenges. She leads the administration team and in collaboration with COO Bill Bain who has a passion for client care.
Debra enjoys project management of new systems and ideas, consulting and building relationships as well as working with clients and providing a platinum service.
Sharing ideas and knowledge is vital to providing clients with a better service and also ensures a better understanding of business. Debra has spoken and presented at conferences where she gets to champion products and services she has researched and established at Gilligan Sheppard.
Debra strives to be encouraging and excited over changes regardless of whether it is a system change, premises change, team changes or even culture changes as practices evolve and prepare for the future. Her belief is that energy and excitement makes a difference, because it helps everyone else to see the possibilities.
Don’t hold on to the old just because it is familiar and comfortable! And like we often say “the journey is half of the fun!”