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Accounting Supervisor, Financial Accounting & Reporting

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Job ID: 30791
Department: Comptroller
Location: 2 Montgomery Street


Reporting directly to a Senior Accounting Supervisor, the selected candidate’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


  • Preparing a monthly appropriation schedule for reserve funds used to finance capital expenditures and explaining significant month-to-month variances.

  • Recording and analyzing the capitalization of interest associated with the financing of capital projects.

  • Issuing reports on the use of bond proceeds for capital expenditures including the balance of bond funds available for future expenditures, and issuing weekly updates of capital payments for Capital Projects.

  • Preparing journal voucher entries for the use of bond and reserve funds and capitalization of interest. Reconciling and analyzing balance sheet accounts to ensure the accuracy of the entries.

  • Preparing journal voucher entries for issuance, retirement and refunding of debt obligations for bonded debt obligations.

  • Preparing the Rating Agency Report and Commercial Paper Labor Reimbursement schedule on a quarterly basis.

  • Preparing the schedule of annual investment in facilities adjusted by CPI and the schedule of cumulative capital investment in facilities at year-end.

  • Acting as coordinator and liaison for the annual transmittal letters and official statements between the independent external auditors, Law and Comptroller’s Departments.

  • Acting as financial editor for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and communicating with various levels of staff within and outside the agency.



Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business with major coursework in accounting from an accredited college or university.

  • Two or more years of relevant experience in accounting.




Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Thorough knowledge of or ability to learn the Port Authority’s accounting and financial structure.

  • Understanding of GAAP and Statutory accounting.

  • Thorough understanding of SAP Reporting.

  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills in reconciling financial information.

  • Demonstrated effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work independently and prioritize work.

  • Ability to interact effectively with internal and external staff at all levels.

  • Knowledge of Access, Excel, and Monarch applications.

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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