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Orfalea College of Business

James Kaney

James Kaney

Office 03-332
Phone 805-756-2084

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Adjunct Accounting Faculty

Accounting Lecturer

James Kaney


  • M.B.A. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (with distinction)
  • B.S. Business Administration –Accounting/Finance- Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (cum laude)
  • American Bankers Association — Commercial Lending School, University of Oklahoma
  • Stanford University – Summer Program Wholesale Management Course
  • American Management Association — Various courses in strategic planning, personnel management, and management simulation analysis
  • Executive Education: Graduate School of Bank Investments and Financial Management, University of South Carolina


  • Executive Vice President, Director of Finance, Coast National Bank, San Luis Obispo – Responsible for Accounting, Asset Liability Management, Strategic Planning – Past Board Member, Bank Founder

Teaching Specialization:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Commercial Bank Management

Undergraduate Courses

  • BUS 212 Financial Accounting for Nonbusiness Majors
  • BUS 214 Financial Accounting
  • BUS 215 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 321 Intermediate Accounting I
  • BUS 342 Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
  • BUS 440 Commercial Bank Management

Professional Experience:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Commercial Bank Management with concentrations in accounting, credit analysis, strategic planning and interest rate risk sensitivity analysis (founding director of two independent banks)
  • Owner -Diversified meat processing and food distribution business
  • Governmental auditor

Academic and Professional Organizations:

  • Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo
  • Founding Director: Coast National Bank — Chairman Loan Committee -San Luis Obispo
  • Past Founding Director: Commerce Bank NA, San Luis Obispo
  • Past President of Camp Fire of the Central Coast
  • Past Board Member of Achievement House
  • First Place MBA Team – 38th Annual International Intercollegiate Business Policy Competition

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