Our Culture

We’re unique!

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.

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Award News

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.

Employee Spotlight

A Little Bit About Daniel

Intro

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.

Hobbies:

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).

Where is Daniel from?

Things Daniel Enjoys About IFI

Daniel works with a great team of FP&A professionals on the FP&A/Planful side of the business.

  • Great leadership and mentorship
  • Flexibility
  • Unlimited potential to learn and grow.

This is how Daniel feels when he accomplishes something he has never done before:

Veteran Internship Corner

Ezekiel was first introduced to us by way of an employee referral back in March of this year. He was looking for an internship where he could gain additional valuable work experience and that is what he received when working for IFI Professionals’ FP&A team. Although his internship is now complete, Ezekiel will be rejoining IFI on Oct. 17th as an FP&A Implementation Consultant. He is headed back to the Army to begin his separation process from the military for the next couple of weeks. Ezekiel has received several military awards during his service including an Army Commendation, Combat Device Award, and a Combat Action Badge. In addition to his military tenure, he brings several years of experience in Finance and IT, certifications in Lean Six Sigma, Financial Management and courses in Leadership. During his time with the Army, Ezekiel was deployed to Iraq, so he will have to take some time to dust all that sand out of his equipment before turning it back in during his separation process!

He said he has gained a lot of knowledge during his internship with us, and we are so happy he’s decided to join us officially once the civilian chapter of his life begins! His co-worker Daniel has been very supportive, and Derek has shown him tricks and how to work collaboratively. Beth has shown even faster tricks on how to use Planful.

Ezekiel – thank you for your service and we are looking forward to your return to IFI in October!

Health & Lifestyle

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!

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Over the years, we have been very purposeful in creating an organization with a heart, a sense of community, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. A place where employees are listened to and where they feel connected, even though we may not be sitting in the same building.

In the spirit of being connected, we tried to present you with gifts that represent different cultures. You’ll experience Europe, Turkey, Africa, Korea, Italy, Mexico and more. In addition, you’ll travel throughout the US and visit locations where your team members live.

Enclosed you will find 12-gifts numbered 1-12. Each of the teams will open their gifts together over Zoom, so please hold off on unwrapping any gifts until further notice. When you do begin opening gifts, please send photos to Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (AKA Dee).

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Why you would want to
“SHARE THE IFI EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE WITH US”

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.

Who Are We?

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.

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Our values spell “LEAD”

And together we’re trailblazers in our business and community

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Lead with
Solutions

We encourage our employees to take ownership by identifying solutions to problems.

E

Embrace
Change

Embrace opportunities to constantly grow and exceed expectations.

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Act in
Collaboration

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.

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Drive for
Excellence

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.

Our Partnership with Goodwill

When someone has a disability, they aren’t always afforded the same opportunities when it comes to employment. As an organization, we felt it was important to bridge some of those gaps so we formed a partnership with Goodwill.

When most people think of Goodwill, they think of their brick and mortar stores or an organization that collects donations. However, Goodwill is much more. They offer job training, internships, and placement for individuals who face barriers in obtaining employment. We’re a proud partner with Goodwill by collaborating in the development and implementation of an internship program, along with ongoing employment opportunities.

 
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Community involvement

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.


Things we like to do together to celebrate us!

EEO
Statement

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 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.

Career Opportunities - All Opportunities Are Remote

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!

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