Stand alongside customer and employee
Alfa is an accountancy and consultancy firm that is active nationwide within the agricultural sector and SMEs. They are in the top 10 of largest accountancy firms in the Netherlands and within the agricultural sector they are one of the largest. Alfa keeps its customers up-to-date on their current financial status and their vision of the future. Alfa is not only responsible for the annual accounts and the financial reporting, it adds value by proactively advising the customer. Alfa’s advice is given in advance and in the interim rather than in hindsight. The accountants act as sparring partners, give ongoing advice and offer flexibility. Customers receive real-time information, interim reports, adjustments and a forecast. With 33 branches and more than 900 employees Alfa is ‘Always nearby.
Paul van der Koore works at the head office in Wageningen. He is program manager, functional manager and ICT trainer. Currently he is mainly occupied with the adoption of Office 365. His 12.5 years of experience at Alfa has made him exceptionally good at getting employees involved in digital changes. Paul: "We train our employees as thoroughly as possible and facilitate them to stay on top of digital developments. The long-term service of employees (25 years of service is no exception) and therefore a high average age are challenges in the ICT field. The transition to the cloud can be 'scary'. However, our policy plan is ICT-driven, so it is imperative that everyone develops the same digital skills. We match appropriate training per office and per individual."