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Accounting Supervisor, Accounts Payable

Job ID: 41165
Department: Comptroller
Location: 2 Montgomery Street


As a reporting Department to the Chief Financial Officer, the Comptroller’s Department is a team of dedicated professionals who ensure the accuracy of the Port Authority’s finances. As part of the Comptroller’s Department team, you will gain insight and experience surrounding the agency’s financial structure and internal control processes as well as knowledge of the operations of our various lines of business, giving you extensive opportunities for a long-term career at the Port Authority.


Under the direction of the Staff Accounting Supervisor for the Control Group in Accounts Payable, the selected candidate's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Verification and processing of ACH, Fed and other wire transfer payments, tax levies, restraining and other legal notices.

Lead GR-IR meetings and analysis of monthly goods receipt document report and clearing open invoice document numbers in SAP.

Processing monthly journal vouchers, daily problem resolution and assistance to internal auditors, external auditors, and other information requestors.

Executing the Accounts Payable Payment Programs, order A/P checks, and sealing Accounts Payable checks, issuing stop payments for Accounts Payable checks, canceling, and reversing invoice documents and updating vendor history in SAP in the absence of the Control Desk Staff Accountant.

Supervising the Control Group in the absence of the Staff Accounting Supervisor


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

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Corporate Finance from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience.

In lieu of bachelor’s degree a minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience can be accepted.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

Knowledge of Port Authority accounting and financial structure.

Knowledge of Port Authority and PATH businesses and operations.

Working knowledge of Port Authority financial systems, including SAP.

Demonstrated strong analytical skills in reconciling financial information.

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

Demonstrated effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

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

Knowledge of Excel 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. 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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