Will I fit In?
- What type of education prepares me for success with Flores?
- More than a specific type of education... desire to learn is required. Our college-educated account management staff never stops learning. The proper fit is very important. Candidates with the capacity for learning our business and a desire to grow as a professional may come from all types of educational backgrounds. The ability to speak to large groups of people, conduct business via telephone and e-mail are keys for long-term success and satisfaction. One account manager says, "Being raised with an appreciation for working hard and a passion to do well, allowed me to be successful in school. I was able to attend the business school of a major public university which significantly groomed me to be a successful employee. My coursework in college greatly prepared me for success with Flores. The courses I took that related to accounting and business relations engaged my work ethic and helped train my understanding of business procedures and employer expectations. My communications courses helped hone my interpersonal and relationship skills which are vital to the firm. Also the courses that allowed me to practice my leadership skills helped prepare me for opportunities as an employee."
- You will be trained from day one
- Training begins... and never ends. Our industry touches on legal, tax and accounting matters with many regulations and laws involved. These ever changing dynamics cause everyone in the firm to be a student. For that reason you will find Flores employees that want to be a part of the firm for many years. If you start with Flores you will want to be committed to your profession. You will have tools and opportunities for growth. Training of new staff is extremely important in the Flores culture. The training process is individualized, detailed, and hands-on. The Client Services Manager coordinates the training for new Account Management staff plus the Senior Account Management staff plays an important role. In our view, the more comprehensive the training, the more quickly the Account Manager is able to become an integral part of the Account Management Team.
- Professional development
- Flores invests in the on-going training of our employees. Account Managers commonly receive COBRA training and certification as a COBRA Administrator early on. Employees eager to grow in the employee benefits arena pursue their GBA Designation as a Group Benefit Associate through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Employees pursue designations through the Flexible Compensation Institute, LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of the Executive Council on Flexible Compensation for CFC, Certified in Flexible Compensation and for FCS, Flexible Compensation Specialist. Employees remain current through weekly updates from EBIA Weekly and Flores subscribes to EBIA/RIA Checkpoint as a research tool to assist clients and participants with unique and challenging questions. A new account manager commented, "There is a strong emphasis on continuing professional development. The firm supports and encourages employees pursuing certifications in the field. The opportunity to learn more in-depth about our industry keeps me challenged and motivated."