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Principal Financial Analyst

Job ID: 41103
Department: WTC Construction
Location: One Liberty Plaza


Major Capital Projects has overall responsibility for the design and construction delivery of the new Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT), PATH Extension to Newark Airport, Gateway Program, WTC site as well as the Cross Harbor Freight Program, and management of World Trade Department contracts and other projects assigned to it. 

  • Lead the development of MCP’s multi-year Capital Plan and update the department’s capital project forecasts in ICMS/Cognos.
  • Develop and issue variance analyses comparing monthly spending to budget. 
  • Track costs and authorizations in various areas and issue related reports.
  • Prepare required financial documentation for Board items.
  • Conduct ad-hoc analyses on spending performance, agency allocations, etc., as required. 
  • Review and process consultant and contractor invoices, including entries in SAP.


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

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration, or related field from an accredited college or university. 
  • Three (3) years of experience in accounting, finance, analytics, budgeting, or related field can be substituted for a degree.
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ work experience in a business or financial area; other relevant experience may be considered.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated experience with computer software programs, particularly Advanced Microsoft Excel and Port Authority enterprise systems (SAP, BudgetPro, ICMS/Cognos).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Port Authority accounting, financial and budgeting systems and procedures, capital project authorization and reporting processes.
  • Skilled in managing comprehensive analytical projects, with demonstrated ability to set specific timelines and deliverables to achieve goals.
  • Possess strong financial, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels as well as outside agencies and industry representatives.
  • Demonstrated superior oral, written and presentation communication skills.

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. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

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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