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General Manager, Corporate Budgeting and Analysis

Job ID: 41343
Department: Management & Budget
Location: 4 World Trade Center

Responsibilities

The Management and Budget Department (“MBD”), located in the Chief Financial Officer’s (“CFO”) finance suite—consisting of Comptrollers’, Treasury, Financial Planning, Grants, and MBD—is a collaborative team of approximately 25 team members consisting of two divisions: 1) Budget Consolidation and Reporting; and, 2) Corporate Budgeting and Analysis.

 

Overall, MBD: 1) coordinates the development and consolidation of the agency’s annual Budget to ensure sound fiscal stewardship of the agency’s resources (the agency’s 2022 Budget totals $7.9 billion); 2) leads monthly financial performance and analyses to ensure appropriate use of the agency’s resources; 3) analyzes and reviews resource requests to ensure the highest and best use of agency resources; and, 4) manages and operates the agency’s enterprise Budgeting system BudgetPro, including the associated Smart View Excel-based add-on.

 

As a Department we value diversity and inclusion, collaboration, innovation, and a continuous improvement mindset. The General Manager, as a key member of the MBD leadership team, is instrumental in helping to foster a positive work environment where these values are imbued.

 

What You’ll Be Doing...The General Manager of Corporate Budgeting and Reporting will oversee a division of approximately 14 team members with four distinct sub-divisions each with a Supervisor and supporting Analysts, ultimately reporting to MBD’s Assistant Director of Corporate Budgeting and Analysis. While the General Manager is responsible for their 14 team members, this position requires close coordination and collaboration with staff across the finance suites, and with finance teams, operational staff, and leadership across the agency’s Line and Staff Departments.

 

Overall, the General Manager is responsible for: 1) managing the review, analysis, and validation of the agency's annual Budget, particularly focusing on Operating Expenses (including staffing and overtime) and Gross Operating Revenues; 2) overseeing the review and analysis of monthly financial performance to highlight and resolve issues and raise concerns to the CFO and agency leadership; 3) coordinating the thorough review of all agency resource requests; 4) advancing a continuous improvement mindset within the division to consistently improve and streamline operations and provide greater transparency and insights into financial and operational performance; and, 5) completing ad-hoc assignments, including analyses, presentations, and reports, in response to requests and needs of senior leadership.

 

The General Manager will require the adaptability and flexibility to both broadly oversee these core functions are progressing on schedule with the highest of standards, while also being able to delve into the details to help problem solve, provide clarity and guidance, and advance their own work products as necessary.

  • Leading the review, analysis, and validation of Department's Budget submissions to ensure compliance with agency goals, Targets, and standards, including coordinating offsets as required;
  • Managing the development, analysis, and coordination of each Department’s monthly financial results and memos to brief the CFO and senior leadership;
  • Supervising resource authorization review requests and analyses—from Memorandums of Agreements to Board Items to headcount and vehicle requests—to ensure the best use of the agency’s resources;
  • Directly supervising and managing the division’s staff, including supporting employee engagement and leadership development, and completing annual performance management reviews and quarterly individual development plans;
  • Facilitating process and continuous improvement efforts to advance workload efficiencies and provide greater transparency and insights into financial and operational performance—including efforts to deploy more innovative ways to analyze and present data with tools such as PowerBI, Microsoft apps, etc; 
  • Coordinating and prioritizing workload and competing priorities across the division to ensure the best use of staff time and resources while ensuring workload is reasonable and manageable, all in an effort to ensure MBD is a “Department of choice”.

Qualifications

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting, Business, or a related field OR at least 10 years of experience with complex financial analyses, accounting, and/or Budgeting;
  • At least 5 years of experience in complex financial analysis and/or Budgeting within a large organization; and,

 

At least 5 years of supervisory experience directly supervising and leading a team of employees, contractors, and/or consultants.

Desired

Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Ability to lead, motivate, mentor, develop, and engage staff;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills with the ability to effectively interact with Port Authority staff and external stakeholders at all levels;
  • In-depth knowledge of Departmental operations and finances (including Budgeting and financial reporting process and accounting structures) at the Port Authority or similar sized organizations;
  • Proven ability to identify and analyze financial and operational issues, and ultimately recommend solutions and/or alternatives;
  • A customer experience mindset with a commitment to continuous improvement;
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills, with a particular focus on details; and,
  • Proficiency with desktop applications in Microsoft Office Suite such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and experience with the agency’s corporate systems, including SAP, PeopleSoft, BudgetPro, and Cognos.

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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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

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