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Meet the team – Debbie Treece

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In this week’s Meet the Team feature, we spoke to Debbie Treece, Senior Audit Manager in our Charities team. Debbie joined the firm as a graduate back in 2015 and is based in our York office. Read on to find out who has inspired Debbie in her role here at BHP, and discover more about her rather extraordinary artistic pastime!

What attracted to you to BHP? 

I went to York University, so I was looking for a firm based in York. I thought I’d apply for a job at BHP, went to the interview and got a really good feel for the firm – and the rest is history!

What does a typical day at work look like for you? 

They’re all different; one day you might be out visiting clients, the next in the office reviewing files or coaching more junior members of staff.

How has BHP helped you in your career so far? 

I joined as a graduate so BHP has supported me through my ACA qualification. The York team in particular have continued to provide support in my development – from being a new graduate right through to my current role as a senior manager in the audit team.

What are your highlights and key achievements? 

Finding out that I had passed Case Study in December 2017 was a definite career highlight for me, especially after all the hard work it had taken to get to that stage.

What or who inspires you at work? 

I think everyone so far has mentioned her, but Jane Marshall has been, and continues to be, a big inspiration in terms of my role within the Charities team. Dan Sowden, Tom Bell, Jonathan Verrier and Mike Wooldridge in the York office have all supported me at various stages of my career to date.

What do you enjoy doing outside of working?

A few years ago, I started learning Aerial silks and hoop, which I now do most weeks. I also enjoy yoga, cooking and just curling up with a nice cuppa! I have also recently been asked to take on a role as treasurer for a charity in York, so I’m sure that will be great for furthering my experience within the charity sector.

What do you prefer? A TV series or a film? And which genre do you prefer?

I would probably say a TV series that you can really get into – crime and mystery type series are my favourite.

What is your favourite type of cuisine and why? 

I love Thai food as it is really fresh and vibrant!

What type of holiday do you prefer? Beach, active or city break? 

I do enjoy a beach holiday, but probably the most memorable holidays I’ve been on to date have been active, including a trip to Machu Picchu in Peru – so I’ll have to go for that.

If you weren’t in your current role, what would be your dream job?

I probably wouldn’t be all that good at it, but the idea of being an interior designer has always appealed to me.