A Millennial’s Journey to Professional Certification

Insights from: Andrew Buwalda, CHAE Millennials, and young professionals in general, are often challenged in the job market — by roles that require x years of experience. Professional certifications are a great way to build up one’s professional skills and resume while continuing to acquire that industry experience that employers…

Certification Achieved: One Applicant’s Story of Success with New Platform

“Through hard work and dedication, my certification has been accomplished,” says Bernadette Mukuka Ceant, CHAE, who works in accounts receivables at Frenchman’s Creek Beach and Country Club. Bernadette has been a member of HFTP for many years. She has always believed that knowledge and experience in her career is of…

The Path to Certification Review — Podcasts and More

HFTP offers the only designations for finance and technology professionals in the hospitality industry: the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE®) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®) designations. But earning the designations is not as simple as just signing up. Rather, it takes much preparation. Achieving the CHAE and/or the CHTP…

The Advisory Advantage: Help Other Professionals Get CHAE or CHTP Certified

Written By: Robin Bogdon, HFTP certification manager Your experience can make a difference! If you are an active CHAE or CHTP designee, you can apply to become an advisor to other professionals seeking to achieve their own HFTP certification designation. HFTP has just launched its new Certification Advisory Program (CAP), designed to…

How HFTP Certification Can Advance Your Career

When it comes to certifications, it seems that there are so many letters a hospitality accounting, finance or technology professional can add behind their name: CHAE, CHTP, CA, CFE, CGA, CFF, CGMA, CPA, CMA, CHIA, etc. How do you determine which designation provides the greatest benefit? One thing we know…

Viva Las Vegas #HFTPinLV

Written By: Joshua Bergen, CHAE, CHTP After a short 4-hour direct flight from Florida and a quick “ride share” to Caesars Palace, I was ready to jump into the sessions early Wednesday morning. The best part about the convention is the amazing educational line up. The worst part about the…

Annual Convention 2016: It Is Not Too Late To Register!

Written By: Joshua Bergen, CHAE, CHTP Less than a week until HFTP’s Annual Convention, and I am counting down like a kid at Christmas. Every year my desired outcomes shift as my career has shifted and as time goes on. One year, it is all about meeting the vendors as I search for the…

5 Superhero Tools You Can Access through Your HFTP Membership

Written By: Susan Savkov It is a busy world out there, especially in the hospitality industry. Some days it feels like you are a career superhero – juggling finance or technology duties (sometimes both), balancing budgets, searching for hospitality trends and staying one step ahead of the competition. However, even superheroes need…