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Staff Accounting Supervisor, Payroll Accounting

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Job ID: 30887
Department: Comptroller
Location: 2 Montgomery Street


Reporting directly to the Assistant Manager, the Staff Accounting Supervisor’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


  • Supervision and managerial development of a staff accountant and three represented (CWA) clerical employees.
  • Coordinate, manage and control PATH and PA on-cycle and off-cycle payrolls and the issuance of special payments necessitated by various contractual and legal requirements.
  • Analyze payroll query results and exception reports.  Adjust employee pay sheets if necessary.
  • Facilitate the compilation, printing and distribution of the PA bi-weekly and PATH weekly payroll process.
  • Prepare and calculate an employee’s final earnings after authorized separation from service.
  • Update, maintain and distribute the over payment spreadsheet for use within the Agency.
  • Research and respond to employee and Departmental (Labor negotiators, Law, HRD, etc.) inquiries regarding payroll issues and concerns.
  • Prepare and process off cycle check requests and cancel and reissue checks or direct deposit statements.
  • Prepare the analysis and output of retroactive payments.
  • Control of petty cash processing, expense account uploads and supplemental payment issuances.
  • Prepare and upload year-end payments to represented employees.
  • Complete special assignments and support staff with timekeeping responsibilities. Document and streamline existing business processes. Ensure complex and/or sensitive data is compiled, documented and presented in a clear and concise manner.


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business from an accredited college or university.
  • Two or more years of relevant experience in Accounting.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business from an accredited college or university and/or a CPA is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments, meet deadlines, work independently, prioritize work and perform effectively under pressure.
  • Demonstrated analytical, decision-making and problem solving skills with a strong understanding of accounting and tax.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills.
  • Effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with internal staff at all levels and external business partners.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft and SAP.

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.


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

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