Mara is an accountant at Shield GEO. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila with a degree in Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Accountancy. She has over 8 years experience in general accounting and 4 years experience as an offshore XERO book keeper for small and medium businesses.
Being part of the Finance Team at Shield GEO, Mara recognises the importance of timeliness and accuracy in her outputs.
Mara is an efficient and hard worker who constantly seeks to improve herself in order to produce quality work that is able to benefit her clients. She actively seeks out opportunities to learn new skills which allow her to play an important role in contributing to the company’s growth.
Outside of work, Mara enjoys spending quality time with her family by going to the movies and having dinner with them.
Yee-Min is an Accountant at Shield Geo, working closely with the Finance Team. She graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Business (major in Accountancy). She is a member of CPA Australia. She has extensive experience with tax (mainly personal tax), global mobility, and payroll. She has worked in professional firms such as PWC, EY and BDO and multinational companies focusing on human resources and global mobility.
Yee-Min has spent most of her career working closely with expatriates, focusing on tax reporting, advisory and compliance. She has also been a part of several global mobility teams in multinational companies. She has vast experience assisting expatriates with remuneration/compensation packages, and payroll matters.
Working with professional accounting firms and MNCs has allowed Yee-Min to gain a deep understanding of global mobility. It has provided her first hand insight on how multinational companies relocate their employees to achieve company strategies and goals, while maximising return on investment. Working with expatriates has proven to be valuable, allowing her to thoroughly understand her clients’ needs and provide them with exceptional client service.
A proactive individual, Yee-Min continues to strive to deliver stellar client service in her role by understanding her clients’ problems and providing the best possible solution to help them. Yee-Min enjoys spending time with her family outside of work. She also likes to learn languages when she is free.
Operations Analyst at Shield GEO
Jacky is an operations analyst at Shield Geo. He graduated from University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Class 1) & Bachelor of Economics (Distinction). He is also working on academic research in organizational behaviour and psychology at the University of New South Wales.
Jacky first established a keen interest in global mobility during his time at university, having majored in Management and International Business. Consequently, he wields a strong understanding of global mobility theory as a researcher, which he aspires to apply in the real world.
Jacky’s passion lies in the operational side of the business. He believes that organizational processes must be built to be efficient and forward-thinking to facilitate the company’s daily operations and long-term growth. He enjoys tackling difficult technical problems by seeing them as opportunities to learn. Jacky also strives to maintain effective communication with members across all departments, as his work involves him with many aspects of the business.
Jacky is a big fan of history, ancient and modern, and loves to travel to different countries for their culture. He also enjoys watching movies, skiing and picking up new languages.
Digital Marketing Manager
Sujah is the Digital Marketing Manager at Shield Geo. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media Studies) and the UNSW Business School with a Masters in Professional Accounting.
With the advent of globalisation, Sujah believes a role in global mobility provides an enriching learning experience in understanding the evolving socio-economic climates of different countries. She has gained an insight into the dynamics of the industry, and recognises that the continual blurring of geographical boundaries and advancement in technology will only further enhance global mobility.
Together with a team of writers, Sujah curates research intensive guides on global incorporation, immigration, employment law, payroll and tax regimes in over 90 countries to guide businesses towards making the best decisions for their companies. The clients’ needs and interests remain at the forefront of Shield Geo’s content creation process.
Outside of work, Sujah is a film documentary junkie. She has dabbled in film directing and script writing and thoroughly enjoys being able to memorialize people’s stories and experiences on film.
Richard is a Consultant and Content Writer at Shield GEO. He holds a Juris Doctor Degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Richard’s work experience includes roles as an attorney, a consultant to healthcare NGOs and a corporate leadership trainer in the US.
Global mobility is a natural fit for Richard’s background, having lived and worked in four different countries in South America and Asia. He draws upon his professional skills and international experience to write articles for Shield GEO that cover current topics in employment law, immigration, human resources and intellectual property.
Richard is focused on creating clear and high quality content for the Shield GEO website and related publications, including authoring white papers for Bloomberg BNA. He consults with Shield management on the legal and compliance issues facing our clients who need efficient employment solutions in foreign markets.
Richard has a lifelong interest in travel and outdoor adventure which includes trekking in the Indian Himalayas, climbing volcanoes in Mexico and windsurfing in Hawaii. He has now turned his attention to discovering the beaches of Southeast Asia when he has time away from work.