About Us

Company overview

We’re Alfa. Formerly CHP Consulting, we’re the makers of Alfa Systems, the number one software choice for asset finance companies worldwide.

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  • 00 Past Half

    Alfa’s History

    Notable points in Alfa’s history, from our inception as CHP Consulting in 1990, through the growth of the company and the product, including key go-lives and version releases.

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  • 00 Present Half

    Alfa Today

    Alfa is one of the leading providers of software systems and services to the UK asset, automotive and consumer finance industries, and we are expanding rapidly throughout Europe and North America.

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  • 00 Future Half

    Alfa’s Future

    Alfa will expand our presence further in the UK and Europe, and particularly in the US, while the development and planning of Alfa Systems v6 is well underway. We’ll continue to recruit the best graduates and the most talented experienced hires.

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CSR

We believe that our corporate activity should positively impact the lives and livelihoods of everyone we work with, as well as the wider community.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Clients

Selected Alfa clients

  • 2

    of the US's top 3 auto financiers

  • 6

    of the UK's top 10 equipment lessors

  • 18

    countries on Alfa Systems

  • 27

    years' asset finance experience

“Having a solid, trusted relationship is of utmost importance to us, and the service provided by Alfa has been outstanding. Proactive in their approach, they have been exceptionally supportive to the team. We have always found the business easy to deal with, knowledgeable and reliable, and we look forward to working with Alfa going forwards.”


Andy Murdoch, Head of Change Management, Hitachi Capital Business Finance

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Equipment Finance

Australia

Since 2003

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Automotive Finance

North America

Since 2011

Nordea Finance

Equipment Finance

Europe

Since 2011

Motability Operations

Automotive Finance

United Kingdom

Since 2010

Siemens Financial Services

Equipment Finance

Europe

Since 2008

Societe Generale Equipment Finance

Equipment Finance

Europe

Since 1997

Toyota Financial Services

Automotive Finance

Since 2013

Hitachi Capital Business Finance

Equipment Finance

United Kingdom

Since 1997

PEAC

Equipment Finance

Ireland

Since 2016

Blue Map

Featured Downloads

  • Article The Right First Time Series
  • Brochure Alfa Systems for Equipment Finance
  • Article Career Opportunities with Alfa

Partners

Partners
Alfa recognises the importance of strong partnerships in achieving success in complex projects. Over our many years of experience, we have built relationships with many leading industry practitioners, service providers and technology integrators.
  • Implementation Partners

    To keep our product and our clients ahead of the competition, Alfa draws further expertise from the industry, from niche specialists to renowned management consultancies.

    Our partners implement directly with our clients, bringing industry knowledge, experience and insight to our projects, and our joint solutions reflect the strength of these alliances.

    Implementation partners work with Alfa in the following project roles:

    • Project definition and programme management
    • Business process engineering
    • Data migration
    • Financial reconciliation
    • Software and hardware installation
    • Systems integration testing
    • Operational and user acceptance testing support
    • User training
  • Integration Partners

    As the drive continues for integration of products and services, Alfa is always looking to engage with other solutions providers to enhance our product’s functional reach.

    If you believe that your solution for the equipment or automotive finance industry could integrate with Alfa as part of an enterprise implementation, we’d love to hear from you.

    The Alfa Systems solution has been successfully integrated with hundreds of different products in diverse areas. Recent examples include:

    • Vehicle data and services
    • Fraud detection
    • Tax, ebilling and payment processing
    • Compliance
    • Documentation
    • Collections and loss mitigation
    • Originations
    • Insurance
    • Auction
    • Accounts payable and general ledger
    • Customer and dealer portals
    • Dealer management systems

Associations

Trade associations and other industry organisations we work with

Professional Services

Further benefits of our industry experience

Alfa offers further professional services in the form of business process consultancy, UI design, cloud hosting, project management and training consultancy.

Finance Strategy and Transformation

Business change can bring a new operating model, and with it changes to your processes, controls, reporting, people and systems.


At Alfa, we can help transform your Finance function into a strategic business partner, supporting your CFO in defining the vision and strategy, and developing a future-state operating model.

Change Management

Organisational change is difficult and time-consuming. Change Management is a consolidated way of thinking which seeks to engage, prepare and support individuals through change, with the goal of driving organisational success.


At Alfa, we are qualified Change Practitioners with nearly three decades of experience in implementing change within the asset finance industry.

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Our Culture

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Established in 1990, Alfa has grown steadily and had a turnover of over £73m in 2016. Our clients include top auto finance companies, equipment manufacturers and banks.

With 285 employees worldwide and an unrivalled track record of project delivery, Alfa is the leading provider of software and services to the UK asset and consumer finance industries, and we are expanding rapidly throughout Europe and North America.

Our Awards

The Rewards

An excellent benefits package

  • Volunteering Six days' paid volunteering per year, with time met half by Alfa and half by you.
    Worldwide Travel Insurance Covers unlimited single trips.
  • Life Assurance Insurance of four times your annual salary provided in the event of your death.
    Annual Performance Bonus A percentage of Alfa’s profit. Graduates eligible after 18 months, experienced hires from 6-12.
  • Private Health Care and City GP No cost of consultations, diagnostic tests or treatment. Majority of conditions covered.
    Permanent Health Insurance Also referred to as Total Permanent Disability Insurance or Income Protection.
  • Training Comprehensive ongoing curriculum with advanced supplemental learning.
    Competitive Starting Salary For qualified graduates.
  • Employee Referral Programme Earning you up to £3,000 (or local equivalent) following a successful hire.
    Laptop A laptop for business use which can also be used at home.
  • Share Options Dependent on seniority.
    Annual Leave 25 days’ annual leave (increases with seniority).
  • Childcare Vouchers Alfa runs a scheme which is tax-free and exempt from National Insurance contributions.
    Company Car Scheme Managers and above are entitled to a company car or cash equivalent.
  • Employee Assistance Programme Helps you in every area of your life when and where you need it, 24 hours a day.
    Healthline Confidential 24-hour helpline with a qualified nurse who gives advice about any health concerns.
  • Interest-Free Loans A loan of up to £2000 in your first 12 months of employment and up to £4995 thereafter.
    Stakeholder Pension Employees contribute through a salary exchange scheme to gain the associated tax and NI benefits.

Your Questions

Asked most frequently by recruits

  • 1

    How long is the recruitment process?

    Once we have received your application, we aim to get back to you within a week. If we invite you for an interview, this will happen quickly - probably around a week after contact. The second interview is carried out in a similar period of time and an offer can be made within a month of initial contact.

  • 2

    How can I prepare for the interview process?

    We want to get the best out of you in your interview. You know what qualities and skills you bring to us, so make sure you tell us. We need to be sure you are actually interested in the different facets of the role, so researching and showing an enthusiasm for the industry and our projects is a must. Showing how you stand out from the crowd can be tough, so have a think before the interview about the achievements and experiences that make you the best person for the job.

  • 3

    What is the split between technical and functional/business work?

    Every consultant at Alfa starts off by learning our product from the inside out. That means software development, and the early years as a consultant with Alfa will have a heavy technical bias. At the same time, you will learn about the asset finance industry as you change and add new bits of functionality to the product, spend time with our clients, and attend the plethora of training we have set out for you.

  • 4

    Will I get the chance to work overseas?

    Your initial training will be based in London and we have projects in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Europe. If you are happy to work overseas there is a good chance you will be given that opportunity once you have gained sufficient experience, depending on project needs.

  • 5

    How will I get to know my colleagues?

    We have company meetings every quarter and staff events such as the annual conference and partners’ black tie dinner. We also have informal groups from surfers to photographers, as well as regular team social events.

  • 6

    Where is your office based?

    Alfa has offices all over Europe, Asia-Pacific and the United States. In London, Alfa is based in the heart of the City, while in the US we are based in Michigan. We have projects all over the globe.

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Graduate Programme

Brainy, sociable, and fresh from university? You’ll do well.

Careers Grad Programme 1

We look for people with outstanding talent and achievement, including an excellent academic record. If you can demonstrate this, we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Every aspect of an Alfa Systems implementation is carried out together with the client, so you’ll be willing to work in different locations around the world.

You don’t require a technical background to excel in this role. Of course, if you’ve been involved in IT or software development, you may find it easier in the early days. The main prerequisite is a desire to learn about technology and finance.

We have a number of intakes in a year. If you’re intending a break after graduating, but would like to interview now for a place in a future intake, we’re happy to accommodate this.

How to apply

Applications for the 2018 graduate scheme will be available from September. Download the brochure below.

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Experienced Hires

High-calibre individuals required

Careers Experienced Hires

All of our consultants will go through at least part of our standard induction in order to get to grips with our industry, the technologies we use, and our ways of working. Similarly, you will attend the same training curriculum as your colleagues who have come straight from university, albeit at a faster pace.

Alfa is a strong believer in the benefits of methodologies such as agile, test-driven development and continuous integration. We also believe strongly in the value of technology industry conferences, and regularly send our people to JavaOne, QCon, Devoxx and others.

Become part of Alfa

Experienced hires should apply by email to: careersUK@alfasystems.com

Our People

Don’t take our word for it - take theirs.

The recruitment process at Alfa

Read independent reviews

Check out our ratings on TheJobCrowd and Glassdoor.

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Hannah Coral Graduate “Though I was unsure of exactly which field I wanted to go into, Alfa appealed to me as it spans both the IT and Consulting industries and provided an opportunity to learn to be a software developer.” Read more about Hannah
“I started at Alfa after finishing my Chemistry degree - not the most obvious route into IT and finance.” Alex Anthony, Graduate

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