Tony Kopp is the Chief Financial Officer for HTL Hospitality Advisors hotel management division. In this capacity, he is responsible for all financial and accounting matters related to hotels within the management portfolio. Mr. Kopp is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive. He spent over seventeen years in the San Francisco office of Pannell, Kerr, Forster, an international CPA firm, as a senior member of the audit division. While working for the CPA firm, his primary specialty was audit and internal control systems for the hospitality industry. Audit related work included among others: hotels, resorts, timeshares, convention centers and private clubs. He served on the PKF North American Hospitality Task Force developing audit best practices and producing an annual publication on the state of the private club industry. He has also provided input to the annual Trends In The Hotel Industry published by PKF Consulting. Mr. Kopp was responsible for providing audits and other services under both U.S. GAAP and International standards. He also has in-depth experience with hotel acquisition due diligence procedures and financial reconciliations.
Prior to his public accounting employment, Mr. Kopp worked as an interim controller for a receiver who focused primarily on distressed hotel properties. In this capacity, he installed efficient and effective accounting systems and internal controls for each hotel thus allowing for downsized staffing. He also designed management reporting systems to help property management personnel and ownership better analyze hotel operating data.
Mr. Kopp has excellent experience in selecting and implementing various IT systems for front office and general accounting.
He was selected the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) of the year for 2009. He also served as President of the northern California chapter of the association of Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP),
Mr. Kopp is a graduate of Santa Clara University, School of Business Administration and of Golden Gate University, School of Taxation.