As a prolific author Chuck has published over 30 papers in various academic and professional journals that focus on issues of financial analysis, credit risk evaluation, and investment decision making. He has co-authored four books that deal with issues of financial and credit analysis, earnings quality, and especially the identification of warning signs for impending financial decline due to worsening economic fundamentals or aggressive and fraudulent financial reporting. His third book, The Financial Numbers Game: Detecting Creative Accounting Practices, which is being translated into four languages, received accolades from critics, financial professionals and the investing public. His fourth book, Creative Cash Flow Reporting: Uncovering Sustainable Financial Performance, looks at steps taken by firms to misreport what is often viewed as a sanctuary from deceit, their operating cash flows.
As a public speaker his objective is to entertain his audiences of financial professionals while simultaneously enlightening them to what are often regarded as new and novel approaches to analysis. His talks are filled with light-hearted stories that he uses to make his points. His topics range from traditional financial analysis to accounting frauds to a more recent focus on a topic he refers to as creative cash flow reporting.
Since 1986, through his partnership, Financial Training Associates, Chuck Mulford has offered seminars to credit and investment professionals as part of the established in-house training programs at several large commercial and investment banks and money management firms in the U.S. and abroad. Complementing his seminars, Chuck also consults with investment and credit professionals on issues of financial reporting.
His growing and acknowledged expertise has not been missed by the financial press and broadcast media. Chuck is quoted regularly in such widely-read and respected publications as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Investor's Business Daily, Business Week, Fortune and CFO Magazine. His observations are often sought by reporters at newswire organizations such as Bloomberg News, Dow Jones News and Reuters. Appearances in broadcast media include CNBC, Bloomberg Television and ABC News, as well as radio interviews on National Public Radio and various local-network stations.
Since 1983, Chuck Mulford has served as a professor of accounting in the College of Management at Georgia Institute of Technology. He presently holds the endowed Invesco Chair. At the university he has won numerous teaching awards, including on ten occasions the "Core Professor of the Year" award in the college's MBA program. In 1999 that award was renamed the "Charles W. Mulford Core Professor of the Year" award.
In 2004, Chuck Mulford co-founded Cash Flow Analytics, which provides cash flow analysis based software solutions that help its clients identify and evaluate investment opportunities.