Hospitality professional continuing education


Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals is headquartered in Austin, Texas USA and with an office in Maastricht, The Netherlands. HFTP is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs, and other hospitality-related businesses. Founded in 1952, HFTP provides first-class educational events, networking, certifications and resources to over 5,000 members worldwide.

HFTP Leadership

HFTP’s outstanding and experienced leaders are dedicated to member services and industry success. Meet the innovative individuals behind HFTP, and learn how you can get involved, participate on a committee, and become an industry leader. More


HFTP awards recognize member achievement both internationally and at the local chapter level. Meet past honorees who have raised the bar for finance and technology professionals in the industry. More


Allied Organizations

HFTP partners with industry organizations to provide comprehensive programs for members, collaborating on conferences, scholarships and research to support common educational goals and deliver increased member value. More


You’ve asked--now HFTP answers the most Frequently Asked Questions. More

Learn More

Download HFTP’s Strategic Plan and understand how HFTP provides unique resources necessary for success. To learn more about the governance of the organization, read the HFTP Bylaws.

HFTP Annual Business Meeting

The HFTP Annual Business meeting takes place in October at Annual Convention. Below is a video recording of 2014's meeting. 

HFTP History

Founded in 1952, HFTP has a rich history of member-driven service. See how HFTP has grown to represent both finance and technology professionals in today’s hospitality industry.


HFTP’s roots stem from a number of state-centered accountant associations who decided it was a benefit to the industry to create a national network. Through the support of both the Texas Hotel Accountants Association and the Hotel Accountants of New York, the formal organization of the National Association of Hotel Accountants was formed on October 26, 1952 in New York City at the Hotel Lexington. Today HFTP has over 5,000 members worldwide.

Name Changes

Our association was originally incorporated as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. In order to better reflect the association’s changing member demographics, the association has been known under four different names: the National Association of Hotel Accountants, the National Association of Hotel-Motel Accountants, the International Association of Hospitality Accountants, and finally, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals.

Annual Meeting of the National Association of Hotel Accountants in New York on November 9, 1954: (seated, l to r) J.A. Harrison, Irene Mahood, Gertrude Shiff, Joseph Dacey, Lawrence Purjet, Jerry Prime, Kay Goodwill, and George Boyd; (standing, l to r) John Lesure, Scott Hardy, Louis Mintzer Jr., T.V. Hunt, John Hurt, Thomas Martin, James DeMarais, Dean Scott, Charles Fitzsimmons, W.J. Forster, Catharine Walling, J.P. McSheffrey, Sidney Gespass and Salvatore Liguori