Geoff is dual qualified as a Tax Accountant and Financial Planner and has developed specialised expertise in advising Australia expatriates over the last 14 years.
He commenced his career with the Australian Taxation Office in the mid-1980s and then quickly moved into the role of Assistant Tax Accountant with Ernst & Whinney which became Ernst & Young in 1990. His first challenge was to prepare US 1040 Tax Returns and Australian Income Tax Returns for US expatriates working in Australia. This is where his interest in expat tax began.
In 2003, he launched his own tax business – now known as Majenda Australia Pty Ltd – which provides a range of tax services to clients located within Australia and overseas.
In 2006, Geoff became an Authorized Representative of RGM Financial Services (AFSL 225 074) and traded under the business name, Majenda Global. The firm continued to develop the expat tax service offerings and the client base expanded to include clients located in Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Phonm Penh and Ho Chi Minh City).
Due to rapid expansion over a five year period, it became necessary to join a larger dealer group to provide a broader range of services and offerings to clients. Majenda Financial Ptv Ltd was established in 2013 and the firm joined Madison Financial Group (AFSL 246 679) from 11 November 2013.
Geoff is now one of Australia’s leading expat tax and financial planning advisers. He regularly delivers Keynote addresses throughout the Middle East and Asia and has assisted many expats during their repatriation to Australia.
Geoff’s formal qualifications include:
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Newcastle (1985)
Bachelor of Science (Information Systems), UNSW (1990)
Master of Business Administration (Executive), Australian Graduate School of Management (2004).
Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) (2008).
Master of International Taxation, University of Sydney (in progress; scheduled completion 2020)
Certified Practicing Accountant (1992).
Registered Tax Agent.
Authorised Representative (317206) of Madison Financial Group.
Sports and Hobbies
Over the years, Geoff has run 20 marathons including 11 ultra-marathons but now focuses his free time on family activities and golf.