Dispatches from HFTP Global: HFTP Texas Regional 2017

On May 19-20, 2017, the HFTP North Texas Chapter hosted the 2017 HFTP Texas Regional Conference which brought together a mix of hospitality finance and technology professionals at the Embassy Suites Dallas Love Field in Dallas, Texas USA. Attendees came from across the state of Texas – as well as…

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…

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…

HFTP Finance Members Sound Off On Benefits

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is a very dynamic organization that represents what has arguably become the two most important segments of hospitality: finance and technology. Unlike the days when “finance” was someone who wore sleeve garters and “technology” was someone who knew how to “z” out the cash register, our…

HFTP’s CHAE and CHTP Gain Ground as Recent Updates Take Effect

Professional education does not end the moment one graduates from university. In fact, the moment a diploma is in hand, is probably the beginning of a long educational journey that builds on years of expertise. HFTP’s two certifications – the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology…

New Year, New CHTP Certification and a New CHAE Possibility on the Horizon

After a lot of hard work by last year’s Certification Advisory Council and Task Forces, HFTP recently launched the new Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) certification program for 2015. The new CHTP program launch includes a revised exam, application process and policy and procedures. The new CHTP exam is now…

A Good Night’s Sleep

For quite a few of us today, it was an “ethical” kind of day. Being the proud HFTP certificate holder that I am (CHAE, 2007) and with the new CPE requirements for maintaining 4 points of ethics during your two year reporting period, today was a fabulous day. By attending…

Development of the New CHTP Certification Program Moves Full Steam Ahead

With HITEC 2014 just a few short weeks away, I thought it would be timely to go ahead and update the industry on the latest progress HFTP has made concerning the CHTP Certification Program since the CHTP Task Force meeting earlier this year. At the HFTP March council meetings, the Certification…

New Momentum for CHTP

Over the past few years, the Certification Advisory Council (CAC) and the HFTP Board of Directors have been discussing the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) Program. The question of how do we keep a technology certification relevant, is obviously one of the biggest questions we are faced with every time…

Going With the Flow: HITEC 2013, Minneapolis

In the coming days, waves of hospitality technologists, executives, experts and vendors will flow through the Minneapolis Convention Center for the 41st Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), the largest technology show of its kind. As the mighty Mississippi brings together its tributaries, HITEC is the confluence point for…