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Staff Accountant, Accounts Payable

Job ID: 33747
Department: Comptroller
Location: 2 Montgomery Street


Under the direction of the Contract Supervisor, the selected candidate's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Processing Engineering/WTC Construction, School Soundproofing, Payment in Lieu of Taxes and other contract payments to Port Authority and PA subsidiary vendors;
  • Reviewing and unblocking stochastic blocked invoices;
  • Reviewing and resolving problem invoices for Non-Contracts Group in Accounts Payable.
  • Communicates daily with internal/external staff and external vendor representatives to resolve various payment related issues.
  • Preparing Construction Contract Final Payment Report
  • Preparing Journal Voucher accrual documents for the month end closing and researching payment request and service entry items automated postings.
  • Researching, identifying and explaining selected monthly operating expense variances for the Comptroller's Roundtable;
  • Preparing monthly balance sheet analysis of the liability account and variance analysis.


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance with major accounting coursework.
  • One year of experience in general accounting applications.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated experience using PC spreadsheet applications to perform financial analyses.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to learn the Port Authority accounting and financial structure.
  • Ability to learn the Port Authority businesses and operations.
  • Ability to learn the Port Authority financial systems, including 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.

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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