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Mon 09 Sep 2019

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The HOSPA Professional Development Programme in Financial Management provides the first step to pursuing a career in business and finance in the hospitality sector.

The course is studied on online with the HOSPA course study packs and the content is based on best practice in the sector and follows the guidance and recommendations of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (2014 edition). The course offers three levels of study:

Stage 1: Introductory Financial Management

Stage2: Operational Management Accounting

Stage3: Strategic Management Accounting

Successful completion of all three levels leads to Certified Associate Membership of HOSPA enabling members to use AHOSPA Cert (FM) in their business correspondence. This award confirms that the learner has the skills and knowledge to manage a hospitality finance department.

Duration: 18 months to complete all three levels of study

Cost: £820 + VAT per stage

Entry Requirements: For all those seeking to learn more about hospitality finance and accounting. Ideally currently working in a finance role in hospitality or wishing to transfer into this area.

Start Dates: March or September each year

Course recognition: 

The courses are endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality, demonstrating that they adhere to good practice standards in training and training delivery, are relevant to the needs of the industry and meet a wide range of essential criteria relating to quality standards and quality learning outcomes.  The IoH particularly commended:

  • The quality of materials and access to e-libraries and databases
  • The work-based nature of the assessments
  • The explicit timetable of events for each Stage/Level of the programmes
  • The support mechanisms available to learners at Stage/Level and in particular, the Tutors
  • The expertise of the staff involved in the running and support of the programmes, and the advisory committees

Graduates of the HOSPA Education and Training Programme in Financial Management continue to receive exemption from two components of the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (2017 syllabus) – these components are:

BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting (after successfully completing HOSPA Stages 2 & 3)

BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (after successfully completing HOSPA Stage 1) 

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To discuss your requirements call us on ++ 44 (0) 1202 889430 or email