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 Path to Certification: Take the Next Step in Your Career with the CHAE and CHTP

A professional certification is a measurable indicator of knowledge and training in your field. It is also a valuable investment of your time and resources towards better career opportunities. If you are a hospitality finance or technology professional, you can increase your confidence, demonstrate your industry expertise and impress current and future…

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…

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…

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…

After the Convention, Keep Your Ideas Alive

Now comes the toughest part of any conference . . . keeping your new ideas alive. I am proud to be a part of the HFTP community. In more than 20 years of attending professional conferences, I have witnessed the biggest commitment to learning at our Annual Conference. In other…

Growing Globally with HFTP Certifications

The HFTP Texas Regional Conference is being held in Austin, Texas this week — which also happens to be the headquarters for HFTP. So HFTP’s Global Treasurer, Jerry Trieber, CPA, CHAE, CFE, CFF was visiting our office yesterday before he attends the conference. During his visit I was excited to…