Get to Know Debbie Brady, Tax Manager

This month we spotlight a Tax Manager on our team, Debbie Brady. Debbie has been with Orcutt for 12 years, and she has more than 20 years of experience in taxes and accounting—in both the private and public sector. What do you enjoy about your role?  I enjoy helping clients understand how taxes impact their personal […]

This month we spotlight a Tax Manager on our team, Debbie Brady. Debbie has been with Orcutt for 12 years, and she has more than 20 years of experience in taxes and accounting—in both the private and public sector.
What do you enjoy about your role?  I enjoy helping clients understand how taxes impact their personal finances and their businesses.
So many people do not understand accounting, taxes, or payroll, yet they all affect us every day. I enjoy helping add some clarity to those areas.
What was your first job?  I worked at Wendy’s on Beechmont Avenue in Amelia, which is now a closed location.
What’s something clients might be surprised to learn about you?  I have never lived more than 20 miles from where I live right now.
How do you spend time outside of work?With my family. I love to boat and to read. There is nothing more relaxing than being on the water and reading a good book!
What inspires you? My friend Laura Baker. She is such a giving person and shares her time, resources, and love unconditionally with everyone she meets.
Who is someone you look up to? My parents. They are both gone now, but they were such great role models. They were far from perfect, but their love for their families was perfect.
What’s a book you’d recommend? Final Gifts . But you name it and I’ve probably read it. I read about 25 books a year.
What’s one of your proudest moments?  In May of this year, my oldest graduated from College with a degree in Biology and minors in Molecular Biology and Italian. Seeing my daughter achieve her goals was such an overwhelming moment of pride for me.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you? Water, food and shelter. What can I say, I’m practical.