As NBBJ’s controller, Debbie manages the accounting department: overseeing all accounting functions, making sure internal controls are in place and preparing the company’s financials in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Though her primary role is analyzing data, working with people is her passion. Because design is a service, people are at the heart of what NBBJ does. For Debbie it’s critical that finance does not set the firm’s direction, but that it supports NBBJ’s ability to deliver the best design experience for clients.
Debbie also collaborates closely with other operational groups (HR, IT, legal, facilities) and marketing to establish firm-wide policies, and she is the main point person for managing NBBJ’s financial enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.