Certified Hospitality Finance Director (CHFD) Certification

Certified Hospitality Finance Director (CHFD) Certification

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IHI's Certified Hospitality Finance Director (CHFD) Certification is a professional certification that works as a credentialing system for the hospitality industry and is a valuable indicator of an individual's expertise, knowledge, and skills in a particular field. The CHFD program is designed for current or former Directors of Finance, Controllers, Assistant Controllers, or individuals with similar backgrounds looking to understand this area better while validating their competence. 

The CHFD certification will help you stand out and elevate your career, announcing that you have the skills needed to manage finance operations with exceptional proficiency and a deep understanding of financial management and financial principles. Also, the program covers various topics that will help you gain knowledge on how to be successful in hospitality financial management.

The minimum qualification for this program is that you must have at least one year of relevant work experience in finance as an assistant manager, manager, or director.  Similar positions may qualify; however, if uncertain, please forward your CV/resume to info@internationalhospitalityinstitute.com before booking the course. 

The program is 100% online and self-paced. The average completion time varies depending on an individual's current skill set; however, the average completion time is 1 to 4 days. Register today, and you can begin whenever convenient.

Topics you will gain knowledge on:

Financial Performance


Bank Accounts_ Cash and Credit Deposits_ and Reconciliation

 Payroll and Labor Controls

Accounts Payables

Purchase Orders

Invoice Management

Declining Balance

Guest Ledger and Advance Deposits

Month-End Process and Inventories

Travel Agent Commissions

Understanding Sales Contracts


Benefits of getting certified:

  1. IHI certifications are globally recognized. 
  2. Enhanced professional credibility
  3. You will learn new competencies while enhancing current competencies.
  4. Expanded career opportunities.



  • You will receive an access code to complete your course within 24-48 hours after placing your order.
  • Email IHI at info@internationalhospitalityinstitute.com after you have completed your course to receive your final formal certificate.
  • All final certifications will be issued electronically. 
  • Certifications are valid for 5 years. 


Why IHI certifications relevant to the global hospitality industry:


IHI's professional certifications work as a credentialing system for the hospitality industry and play a pivotal role in serving as a valuable indicator of an individual's expertise, knowledge, and skills in a particular field. These certifications hold immense importance for both individuals and employers alike. For individuals, credentials provide a means to validate their competence, enhance their professional credibility, and demonstrate their commitment to continuous learning and growth. By acquiring industry-recognized certifications, individuals can distinguish themselves from their peers, increase their employability prospects, and open doors to new career opportunities.


Employers can benefit from IHI's credential certifications as they provide a reliable and standardized measure of an applicant's capabilities. Certifications enable employers to make informed hiring decisions, ensuring that candidates possess the necessary qualifications and expertise to excel in their respective roles. Moreover, organizations often rely on certified professionals to uphold industry standards, promote innovation, and maintain a competitive edge. Credential certifications serve as a valuable currency in the modern job market, empowering individuals and enabling organizations to thrive in an increasingly specialized and dynamic world.

IHI reserves the right to request additional information once payment has been received to ensure that the program you selected is a good fit. If an individual purchases a course they do not qualify for, IHI will issue a full refund or suggest another course based on their current skill set.