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Charles W. Mulford, DBA Accounting, '83

Charles MulfordCharles W. Mulford is Invesco Chair and professor of accounting in the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech.  Since joining the faculty in 1983, he has been recognized twelve times as the Core Professor of the Year and five times as the Elective Professor of the Year by the Graduate Students in Business Administration.  In 1999 the graduate students voted to rename the Core Professor of the Year Award the “Charles W. Mulford Core Professor of the Year Award”.  An additional teaching award received in 2000 was the university-wide W. Roane Beard Outstanding Teacher Award.

Dr. Mulford’s scholarly pursuits include the publication of numerous papers in scholarly as well as professional accounting and finance journals.  His research interests center on the effects of accounting standards on investment and credit decision-making, earnings forecasts and earnings management.  More recently, his research interests have turned to the use of published financial reports in cash flow analysis.  He has co-authored four books, Financial Warnings, published in 1996, Guide to Financial Reporting and Analysis, published in 2000, The Financial Numbers Game:  Identifying Creative Accounting Practices, published in 2002 and Creative Cash Flow Reporting:  Uncovering Sustainable Financial Performance, published in 2005. In 2002, Dr. Mulford founded the Georgia Tech Financial Analysis Lab, which is dedicated to conducting independent research on topics related to financial reporting and analysis.

Dr. Mulford has appeared on numerous broadcast networks, including CNBC, ABC News, and Bloomberg TV. In addition, he has been quoted over 500 times in several business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Business Week, Forbes, and Fortune.     
In addition to his work at Georgia Tech, Professor Mulford regularly consults with major domestic and international commercial banks and money-management firms on issues related to credit and investment decision-making.  He also serves as Director of Research to Cash Flow Analytics, LLC. and as a member of the board of directors of BioDerm, Inc.

Professor Mulford has a doctorate in accounting from the Florida State University and is professionally qualified as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Prior to joining the Georgia Tech faculty, he practiced public accounting with the firm of Coopers & Lybrand.  He was an audit senior in the firm's Miami office.



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