Some may describe us as being quirky in a fun way because we like to celebrate our differences; both personally and professionally. Our team is comprised of some of the brightest, humble, most caring, compassionate, and determined group you’ll ever meet.
We provide our employees with an environment to embrace new opportunities so they can constantly grow and exceed expectations. This allows employees to gain exposure to different industries, new technologies, and be part of an employee-centric culture where ideas, creativity, and free-flowing communications are encouraged.
We also offer a 100% virtual work environment and a flexible schedule, so if you have a special event or family function you want to attend you can leave early. By ditching the commute to work helps you support your mental and physical health.
Things in our world are always changing, and our employees are challenged every day—either by the use of new technologies or by the creation of perspectives through the lens of a kaleidoscope.
One of the greatest challenges in a 100% remote work environment is creating a sense of camaraderie and community when your colleagues are sitting in home offices across the United States. It can also be very challenging to create and maintain a thriving company culture. So, how does an organization like IFI get recognized by so many for its great company culture? Part of the secret is to constantly implement new and creative ways for our employees to get to know each other, even when they aren’t part of the same department.
A recent method we adopted was to incorporate a “show and tell” of photos with the entire team during our weekly all-staff calls. Each week one or two members of the team shares a few photos of an experience they’ve had, an organization they’re involved in or photos of something else they are interested in.
Since implementing the program, we learned Seliya took a trip to Nepal (the birthplace of Buddha) and got to experience all that the culture had to offer. Yazan traveled to Jordan and shared some photos about his visit to Petra in Turkey, which is known as the “Lost City” and is the 7th wonder of the world. Kristina shared her experiences and some photos regarding being a co-troop leader for Girl Scouts of America. The team learned about where the cookies are made, the values that the girls learn and different events that they participate in throughout the year. Ezekiel shared a photo of his horseback riding experience while in Mexico visiting his wife’s family. Daniel showed us how to zipline upside down in Costa Rica. These “show and tell” experiences allow the team to learn more about those that they work with and helps highlight the diversity within our organization.
Many organizations find it challenging to maintain a connection with their employees while working in a virtual setting, but not at IFI Professionals. We use several different methods of communicating up and down our organization. We know if we give our employees an opportunity to express their ideas, concerns and perspectives without repercussions, it creates a better working environment. We also want to make sure our employees have a solid understanding of where we are going as an organization. To achieve all of this, we utilize a number of different communication methods including weekly one-on-one staff meetings between the employee and manager, weekly functional area meetings where the teams get together, check-in calls with our Human Resources Manager and our Weekly All-Staff virtual meetings.
During these meetings we discuss business updates (where we are going and why), as well as department and employee spotlights. The all-staff meetings provide a forum to help us connect the dots on what we do and how it all ties together, so that the team can have a greater understanding of each other and the various business functions. Additionally, we are able to learn what our colleagues are passionate about and what is happening in their lives. There is also an added bonus by starting the meeting with a fun or interesting fact, along with a joke of the week submitted by one of the employees.
A sampling of jokes include:
What do you call a sad cup of coffee?
What do you call cheese that doesn’t belong to you?
Answer: Na-Cho Cheese
Come back and visit our website again. We are sure to have new jokes to share!
We are proud to announce we’ve received multiple employment and organization awards in 2022. This is not the first time the Company has been recognized. The first award was back in 2020 and was issued by the Orange County Business Journal for being one of the Best Places to Work in the community. When Covid hit, we decided to move towards a 100% remote environment. By doing so, we were no longer eligible to participate in the same program, so we set our sights on larger competitions that had a focus throughout the United States.
The first certification received in 2022 was “The Great Place to Work Award” where we were competing against other small businesses throughout the United States. Based on employee survey feedback, our employees recognized us specifically for our unique culture. Also, since we were in a 100% remote setting and had taken specific steps to ensure everyone felt connected, we entered a competition with other 100% remote organizations throughout the US and we came in on the top of that competition. Finally, was the competition for Fortune’s list of the Top 100 Best Small Workplaces. Each year, Fortune Magazine evaluates companies of a variety of sizes, types, and a select few make their list of Best Places to Work and we are very proud to have made this list too.
Each of these awards demonstrates our commitment to creating a unique employee experience by offering a better work/life balance, a diverse and accepting culture, open communications that flow down to up and up to down, and an on-going learning environment. In addition, we take extra steps and offer several programs that go up-and-beyond what other employers offer. We want to make sure the “IFI Employee Experience” is a positive and unique one, just like our customer experience.
Everyone is treated with dignity and respect. They go up and beyond what an average employer does to make everyone feel like they are part of a team and make you feel special. The onboarding even included a welcome package.
Great team bonding events to make us feel connected even with employees located all over the country. Management is supportive in helping you achieve your goals and building the skillsets needed for where you want to take your career.
IFI has created an environment that gives employees all the necessary tools to succeed in their current tasks, and also grow in different avenues. While there is the expectation that all employees work hard, …Read More
They are so awesome; they truly care about all employees and their happiness. They ask for a lot of input, constantly do fun things for us, and hire awesome people to work with.…Read More
They are very inclusive of all types of people. They listen to what you have to say and tailor your job responsibilities around your strengths. They provide any software or equipment …Read More
From day one I had all the equipment I needed (and didn't even know I needed), thoroughly planned and executed. They are REALLY thoughtful about you as a person and connect with you regularly to see how you are doing. …Read More
Company culture is like no other. I’ve worked in both the public and private sector and this company goes above and beyond. Every employee knows they are valued. Even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, …Read More
They treat you as a person/human being. They reward each individual. They care, bottom line. They do not discriminate.
Love this place, they treat me very well, I love the flexible work environment that provides me with a satisfying career where I am constantly learning, great people to work with and fun place to work. …Read More
The company places trust with its employees to make the right decisions. It cares for the team’s well being and ensures that everyone is comfortable in their role.
The culture is a very close-knit, family type where it’s easy to get to know others.
The company strives to allow for a good work-life balance and frequently holds company events to show their appreciation. We are encouraged to build good relationships with one …Read More
The organization treats the employees with respect and as peers rather than as cogs in a machine. The people that work here all share common goals and values and it’s very easy to get along with and work with …Read More
The way management treats and values their employees is above and beyond what I have seen from other companies.
They are great at focusing on team building, focusing on career path for each employee, great work-life balance, support from team-members and supervisors while also having the freedom to work without …Read More
It puts an emphasis on individual well being and personal priorities. It’s all about culture here. It’s the most important thing to most people these days to make sure they aren’t just sitting at a desk working. …Read More
This company is a team. They are all wonderful people who really make an effort to treat all of us equally and beyond fair. I’ve received a promotion during covid. I’ve received flowers when a close …Read More
This organization actually cares about their employees.
This organization fosters a sense of community and family for their employees. The owners communicate on a weekly basis with all employees to keep us apprised of changes within the organization …Read More
Management is top notch and they really put thought into team building events and little things that let the employees know they are thinking about them every now and again.
Keeps employees engaged and encourages work/life balance.
Truly care about each employee, let you take initiative on things and don't micromanage, provide a great "remote" environment where still feel connected to others.
Daniel lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and daughter. They have a dog as well. Daniel also has an older brother, and people say they look alike.
Visiting National Parks!
They like to glamp in cabins, no tent camping.
He enjoys all kinds of food.
Daniel enjoys watching and playing soccer.
He likes to learn new skills (tricks in excel or other software).
Daniel practices and watches Mixed Martial Arts (UFC and Connor MacGregor fan).
Daniel works with a great team of FP&A professionals on the FP&A/Planful side of the business.
This is how Daniel feels when he accomplishes something he has never done before:
Janelle Stover, a member of the IFI Professionals Outsourced Accounting Team, is trained in life-saving techniques. She wanted to serve her community and her trainings have allowed her to help those in times of need. Her husband and son are also trained in similar life-saving techniques. Janelle continues to stay up to date on the rapidly changing practices in the EMT and CPR fields.
Most recently, Janelle and her husband David saved a 99-year young person while they were out at an event. The woman was dancing and then she collapsed. Fortunately, because of Janelle’s and David’s training they were able to keep the woman alive until the paramedics arrived. The woman was life-flighted to a nearby medical center, and we are happy to report that she is alive and doing well. Special shout-out to Janelle and David for being superheroes!
Contact your local Red Cross office or Red Cross office or city to learn about Community Response Team volunteer programs or how to become CPR certified.
At IFI Professionals not only do we exercise our minds, but we exercise our bodies as well. IFI supports its employees’ endeavors in constantly learning to enrich their jobs, maintaining a work/life balance, as well as their endeavors to support their health and wellbeing. This is not just a philosophy at IFI, but an action. We provide an exercise allowance to our employees that can be used for a variety of health and wellness activities. The exercise allowance encourages employees to spend time doing the activities that they enjoy, or perhaps trying something new! Our employees participate in various classes and types of fitness that help keep their minds and bodies healthy. Some of these activities include mixed martial arts, strength training, yoga, running, and group fitness classes. While we enjoy exercising healthy lifestyles here at IFI, we still love our carbs and pasta too!
Over the years, we have been very purposeful in creating an organization with a heart and a sense of community, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We’ve become a place where employees are listened to and where they feel connected, even though we are not in the same building.
We have gone to great lengths to make sure our employees have an opportunity to celebrate the holidays and connect with each other throughout the year, even though employees are in multiple time zones. The month of December is an especially exciting time for our employees. Each year, they receive a holiday gift box with personally wrapped gifts and each team opens their gifts together over Zoom. The experience brings forth a sense of childhood nostalgia, anticipating what surprises might be in each gift, and the excitement of celebrating the holidays with their friends and colleagues.
We hope you enjoy our holiday video that captures some of these special memories of togetherness and celebration.
The IFI team works in a remote environment, however, that doesn’t stop us from getting to know each other in new and innovative ways. Every month we do something special by engaging our employees in activities that allow us to build team bonds while having some fun and May 2022 was no exception.
There’s an old adage that “laughter is the best medicine” and our team experienced some great quality laughs at our most recent team building event provided by Brite Entertainment. The event allowed our employees to connect with each other, and also engage in a fun event. Team members participated in stand-up comedy and improvisation with a group of comedians from Laugh Class.
Not only did the comedians provide jokes and improv for the employees, but our team members were also able to be active participants in the improv games. The comedians had some knowledge of our business and included that in some of the games, which made the event that much more engaging and fun.
It was a fantastic afternoon getting to de-stress and enjoy copious amounts of laughter and humor with our entire team! You never know what fun things you’ll share and experience as an IFI employee.
Each member of our team is more than a number or “just” an employee: we’re uniquely human and treat each other with dignity and respect.
Our company fosters a spirit of camaraderie. We’re talented and creative and that transfers over into our organization’s culture. You’ll often find us baking luscious desserts, drawing, creating jewelry, singing, salsa dancing, playing an instrument, watching our favorite sports team, being foster parents, or challenging our bodies to reach new goals in physical achievements by biking longer distances or hiking more difficult trails.
By working collaboratively, developing solutions, adapting to change, and applying new technologies, we consistently develop key skill sets needed to maintain success in our environment.
As we continue our journey together, we hone our skills and talents with frequent Team Building and Educational Events.
We’ve been seen running around San Clemente with hats, fake mustaches, and a list of clues trying to figure out “Who Done It?” on our Murder Mystery Team Challenge.
We demonstrated our culinary talents and subsequently enjoyed the meal we made together.
Even throughout Covid, we’ve adapted and implemented new and creative ways of coming together and strengthening our bonds.
We celebrate personal milestones such as birthdays, delight in the arrival of a new baby, and are constantly soliciting input and thoughts on how to do things better. We value each other!
We hold ourselves accountable and with that comes “Big Freedom”, but also “Big Accountability” to constantly stretch ourselves and look ahead to see what’s possible on the horizon.
We believe in ourselves, our product, and our organization. We know that if we provide unique and incomparable employee experiences, it will equate to the same type of positive experience for our customers.
That’s what it means to share the IFI experience with us.
And together we’re trailblazers in our business and community
We encourage our employees to take ownership by identifying solutions to problems.
Embrace opportunities to constantly grow and exceed expectations.
Collaboration is essential in almost all aspects of life and work.
It takes all of us working together to create and achieve something exceptional. We partner and build relationships of trust based on integrity and compassion with each other, our partners, our customers and our community.
Driving for excellence means being the best we can be and going above-and-beyond what is expected. Constantly strive to do better and be better.
We’re proud to volunteer in our community where we actively seek out opportunities to have a positive impact and help those who are less fortunate.
When Covid-19 struck, we had to come up with a more creative way of continuing our community outreach while protecting our employees and others from the virus. As an organization, we identified “3” key organizations who needed assistance.
Each employee selects an organization that resonates with their personal values and IFI makes a monthly cash contribution on the behalf of the employee. This is our way of continuing to give back during a time of crisis. We look forward to the day when we can get back out in the field and volunteer with our local charities hands-on again.
Happy Birthday Kristine May 2023
Happy Birthday Misty
Happy 1 year anniversary Pujitha
Happy 1 Year Anniversary Ezekiel
Happy Birthday Daniel
Happy Birthday Amy April 2023
Happy Birthday Tanjanika
Welcome to the Team Heather March 2023
Happy Birthday Cameron
Welcome to the Team Marie March 2023
Happy 2 Year IFI Anniversary Misty!
Happy Birthday Ezekiel
Happy Birthday to our favorite Mainer, Brian! We hope that you have a wonderful day celebrating with your family! So happy that you are part of our team! 🎈
Happy Holidays 2022
Dee AKA Chief Elf 2022
Happy 2 Year IFI Anniversary Dil
IFI Team Cookie Decorating Event | 2022
Happy Birthday Kristina 2022
Welcome To IFI Kirstin Saxon 2022
Happy 4 Year IFI Anniversary Diana 2022
Happy 6th Year IFI Anniversary Janelle November 2022
Happy Birthday Lianne June 2022
Team Building Activity October 2022
Chelsea & Dee - Budget Friendliest Costumes October 2022
Cameron - Scariest Costume October 2022
Archie - Laziest Costume October 2022
Team Building Activity October 2022
Chelsea Anniversary October 2022
Kristina Anniversary October 2022
Yazan Anniversary October 2022
Halloween Team Activities October 2022
Derek Anniversary September 2022
Daniel Anniversary September 2022
Happy 4 Year IFI Anniversary Bree! September 2022
Happy Birthday Jim! September 2022
Happy 4 year IFI Anniversary Cheri September 2022
Happy Birthday Paul August 2022
Congratulations to Cameron Damavandi for achieving a great milestone by graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology! May 2022
Welcome To IFI Pujitha Kadiyala May 2022
Celebrating Daniel's Birthday May 2022
Welcome To IFI Tanjica Seals August 2022
May 2022, Getting Ready for An Addition to the IFI Family. Jenny is Having a Boy!
Welcome To IFI Ezekiel Akeh May 2022
Amy Lee has rejoined IFI April 2022. Welcome back! April 2022
Welcome To IFI Beth Dester April 2022
Happy Birthday Cameron March 2022
Misty Anniversary February 2022
12 Days of the Holidays
Yazan joined the IFI Team in October 2021
Pet of the Month for December 2021
Kristina's B-Day December 2021
Paul and Jim go head-to-head in the competition. October 2021
2021 Staff Collage Photo
Cyber Sleuth Team Building Event May 2021
Charity and her dad from Kenya. Visiting with family while working remotely. 2021
Team Building Cooking Class 2019
We are adventurous group. Natasha's mud run on wheels on vacation in Hawaii.
New Hire Daniel Cako 9/2021 Adventurous like the rest of his team members and we hear he makes really good pie! 2021
A special shout out to Jim French. Happy Birthday
Brian enjoying a Family, Friend Day outing with his daughter
Bree celebrating her 3-year anniversary
Virtual team building paint and sip party. We are going to have to open up an art gallery. LOL 2021
Woohoo! Seliya joined us in July 2021
Happy 1 Year IFI Annivesary, Archie 2021
Happy 2 Year IFI Annivesary! 2021
Happy Birthday 2021
Halloween Virtual Party 2020 - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Halloween Virtual Party 2020: The Princess Leader of Controllership
A small snack to accompany our Movie Trivia Team Building Event - February 2021.
Trophy for Ugly Sweater Contest in 2020. Brian display's it proudly.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition 2020
Advantage - Sage Intacct 2019 - Getting ready to fly high
Halloween Virtual Party 2020: I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti
Celebrating the arrival of a new baby 2019
Guessing if the baby will be a boy or girl, weight, length and time of birth 2019
Team Building Event - Cooking Class 2019
Halloween Virtual Party 2020: One of the smartest hogwarts students in the Ravenclaw house
Will it be a boy or a girl? Baby Shower Celebration 2019
Learning how to make something yummy. Team Building Cooking Demonstration 2019
Celebrating the Holiday Season 2019
Halloween Virtual Party 2020. A guest who brought candy and flowers
Halloween Virtual Party 2020: Poppy from Trolls. Love the stylish hairdo
2019 Holiday Celebration
Virtual Ugly Sweater Competition 2020
Team Building Event Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt March 2019
Celebrating the Holiday Season 2019
Halloween Virtual Party 2020: Sister Kristina
Crazy Chicken Award for the Winning Team at Murder Mystery Team Building Event 2019
Murder Mystery Team Building Event - Researching clues 2019
Location of Murder Mystery Event 2019
Tweety (Team Mascot) and her new beau 2019
Virtual Halloween Costume Contest 2020 - Deviled egg
Ugly Christmas Sweater Virtual Event 2020
Celebrating the arrival of a new baby 2019
Why are you making me do this? LOL December 2020
Learning how to make a yummy soup 2019
Celebrating the holidays together 2019
Trophy for the best cooking team 2019
Will it be a boy or girl baby shower 2019
Halloween Virtual Costume Contest. Put another one on the barbie mate. 2020
Ugly Christmas Sweater 2020
Virtual Ugly Sweater Competition 2020
I guessed right; it was a girl! 2019
Celebrating a birthday August 2019
Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt 2019
Halloween Virtual Party 2020 - Winner
Beginning of Murder Mystery Team Building Event 2019
Winner of the Ugly Sweater Contest 2020
Party table for the baby shower 2019
Baby shower 2019, it wasn't a boy
Celebrating the upcoming birth of a new baby 2019
Celebrating Holiday Season 2019
Team Building Event. Learning how to make stuffed zucchini 2019
Just a pinch more of salt. Team Building Cooking Class 2019
She guessed it would be a boy, but was wrong. However, she had one in 2020!
Halloween Virtual Party 2020
Ugly Sweater Competition 2020. His wife won't be seen with him when he wears it!
The Happy Elf 2020
Celebrating Holidays 2019
Team photo - Gathered to share a meal together 2019
Tweety is having babies too! 2019
Celebrating the arrival of a new baby boy virtually 2020
He is going to be a well-dressed baby 2020
Anyone up for a rodeo? Kristina and her family 2020
At IFI, we don’t just accept differences — we celebrate them! We know by having a diverse organization it benefits our employees, our customers and our community. IFI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of creed, gender, national origin (includes, but is not limited to the individual’s or ancestor’s’ actual or perceived physical, cultural, or linguistic characteristics associated with a national origin group or marital to membership in or association with persons of a national origin group), religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, gender transition, Veteran’s status, political affiliation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by notifying us.
All of our career opportunities at IFI are remote. Some of the clear advantages of working remotely include cost savings (estimated at $7,000 per year), an enhanced work/life balance, and ditching the morning/afternoon commute! A remote work environment provides our employees with the ability to stay with relatives, support family or friends during an emergency, and simply be able to work from anywhere.
We do remote so well, an employee that worked remotely with another company prior to IFI commented that their experience here has been completely different; they don’t feel like they are adrift at sea. However, while they commented that their employer did well within the remote work sphere, IFI does it much better.
Our employees communicate and collaborate seamlessly, without feeling like they are alone on an island. To achieve this, we utilize several applications that foster communication and teamwork within our organization, and we provide our employees with all the equipment necessary for a safe and productive workspace. These items along with our monthly team building and educational activities provides our employees with an exciting culture and team environment at IFI Professionals!