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Senior Accounting Supervisor, Financial Accounting & Reporting

Job ID: 35022
Department: Comptroller
Location: 2 Montgomery Street


Under the direction of the Assistant Manager, Financial Accounting & Reporting, the successful candidate will provide functional leadership in the Agency’s core financial and reporting systems and act as liaison between the Technology Department, SAP consultants, and Comptroller’s Department end users. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Work with financial accounting staff and various departments/divisions within the Port Authority on development, preparation, control and maintenance of numerous GAAP and Statutory financial reports used by senior management throughout the agency
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the SAP general ledger database by establishing effective monthly, quarterly and yearly closing controls
  • Integrate knowledge of accounting standards into SAP financial reports
  • Provide technical assistance to staff in the monthly closing process, and maintenance of master data
  • Participate in external audit - assemble and review system data to be delivered to external auditors for semiannual and annual audit
  • Provide agency-wide training, guidance and expertise on financial system related issues.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance with concentration in accounting from an accredited college or university
  • Five years’ experience working in a corporate or public accounting environment


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated experience in SAP report writing
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret, research and apply accounting theory (GAAP)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both written and orally
  • Demonstrated experience in conveying complex and/or sensitive information throughout the Agency
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising, training and developing staff

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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