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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why should I become a member of HFTP?

A: HFTP offers a wide range of programs and services that will help you grow professionally and personally.  Here's a sample of what membership in HFTP can do for you.

CHAE (Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive)

A symbol of professionalism and excellence in hospitality financial management recognized throughout the hospitality industry.

CHTP (Certified Hospitality Technology Professional)

A designation co-sponsored with the Educational Institute-symbolizing a high level of competency and professionalism in the area of hospitality technology.

HITEC® (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference)

The largest and most comprehensive technology conference in the industry. First-rate educational program and exhibition with all the leading technology vendors under one roof! One-stop shopping at its best.

The Bottomline

Award-winning journal provides cutting-edge information on a number of important topics such as accounting, finance, technology, management, professional development, industry trends, and much more. Designed to help you improve productivity and profitability.

Annual Convention

Once-a-year opportunity to get practical information about all aspects of hospitality financial management. A chance to network with your peers.

Membership and Resource Guide

Keep this essential networking resource handy all year long. It contains addresses and phone numbers of all HFTP members, information about the organization, directory of exhibitors and advertisers, list of related organizations and much more.

Job Opportunities

A bi-monthly listing of current job openings and resumés on file to help you find just the right job or just the right person to fill an important position.

Chapter Meetings

Gather with other hospitality accountants in your area to discuss ideas of common interest, participate in educational sessions, and socialize.


Through the presentation of seven annual scholarships, the HFTP Foundation demonstrates its commitment to the future of the industry and the profession of hospitality accounting.

Regional Conferences/Seminars

Meet with other members in your region to discuss issues of mutual concern; participate in informative educational programs; and attend exciting social events.

Industry Representation

HFTP works to enhance the image of the controller and increase HFTP's visibility within the hospitality industry.

Members-Only Discounts

Your membership gets you special lower rates on HFTP programs, plus discounts on car rentals and free subscriptions to Hotels and Hotel Business.

Areas of Special Interest

HFTP offers specialized educational opportunities and information for various segments of the hospitality industry, including technology, hotels, clubs, casinos, restaurants, and resorts, including:

  • Professional development seminars.
  • Specialized education and access to vendors at HITEC®.
  • Special issues, columns and articles in The Bottomline, written by industry experts.
  • Educational tracks at HFTP's annual convention.
  • The opportunity to establish chapters around special interest groups.
  • CHTP and CHAE designations.

No matter what your area of expertise or industry segment, HFTP offers you services and benefits that will help you improve your bottom line!

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