2009 CHAE of the Year Honored at HFTP's Annual Convention & Tradeshow
Kopp grew up in the hotel industry first doing accounting at a hotel management company. Then he moved into working with hotels in receivership as a temporary controller focused on ‘fixing the mess' then hiring a replacement. He left the hotel industry to join PKF where he was the audit manager and was involved in internal control studies, due diligence and complex tax issues. Kopp also served on the PKF North American Network Hospitality Task Force.
Acknowledged throughout the industry, the CHAE certification elevates the professionalism of both the recipient and the industry by helping set standards for the field. Those who earn the CHAE designation demonstrate a high level of dedication to their profession. The first CHAE exam was taken in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 1981. Since that time, more than 1,300 hospitality accountants from several countries have been certified. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP).
About the Annual Convention & Tradeshow
About HFTP | HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952, is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research and publications to more than 4,800 members globally, including the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC, founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology — the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more information, visit .
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