Humble, hard-working, determined, resilient and quietly curious, Allen can find herself falling deep into a set of numbers and finding her ‘flow’. Allen grew up amongst rice fields in the northernmost part of the Philippines in the Cagayan Valley. Based out of our Philippines office, Allen’s hometown is a ten hour bus ride away from Martin & Martin’s Philippines office. When she’s not working she manages to sneak in opportunities to visit her family during holidays and long weekends.

Completing most of her studies in the province of her childhood, Allen completed her Bachelor of Science Business Admin (Accounting) at Cagayan State University before she packed up and moved to the ‘big smoke’ in Manilla. Manilla couldn’t have been more diametrically opposed to her quiet childhood upbringing of greenery and vast skies.

Tackling daily commuter traffic and the hustle and bustle of the city, Allen’s work in Manilla was with an outsourcing, offshore, private company that was based out of the US and Ireland. As a result, the timezone for her her work in finance and accounting was largely on US timing so she became nocturnal, working through the night from 11pm-8am.

These days working with Martin & Martin in a quieter city with only a couple of hours time difference to Australia makes the working conditions a breeze and the interesting work with such friendly team members a pleasure. Loving nothing more than solving complex problems, Allen is enjoying the challenge and upskilling of her knowledge that Australian taxation brings.


Bachelor of Science Business Administration (Accounting)

Area of expertise

Accounting, Finance


Bread, cats, plants, walking, good sense of humour



Favourite Quote

“It always seems impossible until it’s done”
— Nelson Mandela

Favourite holiday destination

Anywhere close to nature

My comfort food


Cannot do without


The best thing about Excel is…?

it’s like a swiss army knife, very multifunctional!