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Staff Accountant, Accounts Payable

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Job ID: 60234
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 Accounts Payable Division Supervisor, the selected candidate’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Input Revenue and Payroll wire payments in SAP.
  • Verify Citi Payment Exchange (CPE) Portal updates and Match Pay data thru online bank access.
  • Execute Accounts Payable Check Payment Program, Check Cancellations and Check Reissuing.
  • Monthly review, preparation, and posting of Journal Vouchers; Compile and analyze monthly operating expense variance.
  • Completion of assorted daily tasks (such as distribution of returned/received checks, reviewing open Items reports, unblocking stochastic blocked Invoices and invoice problem resolution).
  • Back up to executing the wire program, wire invoice verification, and perform other miscellaneous duties.
  • Back up to the Travel Desk, verifying Business Travel Authorization (BTA) approvals, approving ADTRAV travel bookings, reviewing Expense Accounts (EA), responding to staff SAP Travel Management inquiries, and setting up employees in ADTRAV.


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 1 years of relevant work experience.
  • In lieu of bachelor’s degree a minimum of 5 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 businesses and operations.
  • Knowledge of Port Authority financial systems, including SAP.
  • Demonstrated experience using PC spreadsheet applications (Excel) to perform financial analyses.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to interact effectively with internal and external staff at all levels.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of SAP and Excel applications.

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 twenty three billion in annual wages and eighty 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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