Hua Rong joined Horwath HTL Atlanta in May 2017. Hua has extensive work experience in the hospitality industry, including hotel operation, market analysis, financial analysis, hotel development consulting, hotel asset management, impact studies and feasibility studies. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Professional Accountancy with the University College of London and she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Chaplin School of Hospitality Management at Florida International University with Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Hua is from China and speaks Mandarin, English, Spanish and Cantonese. Hua began her career in the hospitality industry as a banquet assistant at the Taiyuan Wanda Vista Hotel. After that, she added further hotel operations experience in the Front of House Department as a management trainee at the Garden International Hotel in Taiyuan. Hua then gained valuable experience in the Finance Department of the Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai Pudong, while working several positions including account payable clerk, income auditor, and general cashier. Also, she improved her research and analytical skills as a research analyst at Florida International University. Hua received her certified accountant qualification as an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Affiliate in the United Kingdom. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level II candidate. She is certified in Real Estate Financial Modeling (REFM). Most importantly, she is very passionate about the hospitality industry. She has been studying hospitality and tourism on a global scale, as she has experience in China, the U.K., the U.S., Brazil and Europe.