Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
Jamie Bay is an assistant professor and lecturer at the University of Utah, where he teaches Advanced Excel, Visual Basic for Applications, and Accounting Information Systems. He is a certified public accountant and earned a Masters degree in accounting from the University of Utah. Following his graduation, he began a career in accounting with Price Waterhouse working in the Audit department. After approximately 3 years with Price Waterhouse, Jamie took a position with Ryder Distribution Resources as their Western Area Controller. This was the start to a career that spanned 25 years working in the shipping industry where held a number of senior accounting and finance positions. When he retired in 2011 he was the Chief Accounting Officer for Ports America, the largest port and marine terminal operator in the United States.
Jamie lived, worked and traveled extensively throughout the world including living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and London England. While working for a Global Ocean Carrier, he oversaw all finance and accounting activities for the company’s Asian countries. He served as Controller over the Europe Area and was Controller responsible for North, Central and South America. He led a team that centralize North America accounts payable actives into Shanghai China. He centralizes accounting and transaction processing activities by establishing shared services centers in London England, Memphis Tennessee, Costa Rica and Phoenix Arizona.
Jamie served on the finance committees of the Pacific Maritime Association and PierPass, a not-for-profit organization created to address terminal congestion, security and air quality in Southern California.
Following his retirement from the shipping industry he helped the Schools of Accounting and Finance at the University of Utah develop new courses for Advanced Excel and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and has taught at the University of Utah since January of 2012.