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Manager, Aviation Financial Services (JFK)

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Job ID: 60448
Department: Aviation
Location: JFK Airport


TITLE:                  Manager, Aviation Financial Services, JFK


DIVISION: Aviation Financial Services

LOCATION:         JFK Airport




Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Aviation Finance, the Manager, Aviation Financial Services, JFK will be responsible for directing and monitoring financial activities for the Aviation Department, as well as providing a range of financial services to Aviation, Comptroller's, and other PA staff.  Among other responsibilities, the Finance Manager will:


  • Represent financial perspective to facility and other Aviation Department staff and pursue strategies to achieve it.
  • Develop and monitor various airline and tenant billing including Flight Fee, Fuel Fees and FAR Boarding Security Fee. Develop current and future year estimated cost recoveries for these fees, manage the Fee Calculation process, and manage capital investment recovery via settlement forecast process.
  • Coordinate and assist Comptroller's Department in development of the flight fee calculations by providing information and reviewing calculations for reasonableness and accuracy.
  • Effectively communicate information to airline representatives and other staff. Provide information to the airlines and tenants in a clear, concise format and in time for bi-annual airline meetings.
  • Prepare financial analyses for proposed projects, lease arrangements, contracts and financing agreements to support Board Agenda Items, Memorandums of Justification, Memorandums of Authorization and tenant lease negotiations.
  • Coordinate the preparation and consolidation of JFK’s operating expense budget, as well as oversee the preparation of monthly operating statements, including the preparation of annual revenue and expense estimates.
  • Manage and develop staff to ensure responsiveness to both financial requirements and facility needs.
  • Supervise and guide team’s work to provide value-added analyses and useful reports.
  • Seek out developmental opportunities and guide staff to take on new and wider responsibilities.
  • Monitor Airport financial performance and improve the financial accountability structure within facility units.
  • Coordinate monthly reviews and analyses of revenue, operating expenses (including contracts), capital spending, and oversee preparation of variance and performance measure reports. Review and comment on variance and performance measure reports sent by Aviation Finance, facility staff and /or MBD staff.
  • Prepare and monitor cost allocations for electricity and water charges including coordination and preparation of monthly Accrued Liabilities Report for water billings at the Facility. Investigate and resolve any issues related to utility billings; working with all units at the airport, Aviation and Comptrollers Department staff, as well as tenants and outside agencies, to obtain information and resolve discrepancies.
  • Provide support to the Aviation Department senior leadership on both facility-specific and department-wide matters.
  • Support and advise facility general manager and facility division managers on financial matters, integrating both financial and non-financial considerations.
  • Provide value added analyses and useful reports including specialized variance and cost reports, Cost accounting tables and map updates, utility costs and other reports as necessary.
  • Successful candidate will need to be able to travel to 4 World Trade Center and various Aviation Facilities, upon assignment.



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


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in a financial discipline or related field.
  • Minimum of seven to ten (7-10) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting. finance, budgeting, or business where you have:
    • Knowledge of business and financial transactions and experience with budget and variance analysis.
    • Knowledge of accounting, budget and financial policies and procedures.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of people management, career development and overall supervisory experience.
  • Superior skills in MS Office products and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including strong demonstrated experience utilizing advanced functions:
    • Experience with Microsoft Excel where you have audited large volumes of data for auditing purposes including strong experience utilizing formulas to help create a picture of findings.
  • Experience presenting financial information to all level staff including executive internal and external leadership.
  • Experience retrieving and interpreting information from financial systems such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, ICMS or others.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Experience developing and monitoring flight fees for various airlines.
  • Working knowledge of Port Authority policies and procedures and/or Port Authority.
  • Experience with accounting and financial structures in a government agency setting.
  • Familiarity with advanced analytical tools and programs included visualization tools like PowerBi.
  • Self-starter with the ability to assume a leadership role and make decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, establish plans and setting priorities.
  • Experience adapting to the demands of multiple diverse situations, operating effectively in the face of uncertainty and change, and aligning professional goals with the needs and priorities of the organization.
  • Proven ability to identify problems, assess the accuracy and relevance of information to generate and evaluate alternatives, develop consensus, and make recommendations.

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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