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Staff Auditor

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Job ID: 61085
Department: Audit
Location: Jersey City, NJ



World-class transportation infrastructure is essential to economic growth and vitality. At the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, we keep the region moving by air, land, rail and sea, so that the people and businesses of our region continue to thrive. 


The Audit Department is responsible for providing internal auditing services that include reviewing business processes, systems, and operations, as well as examining tenants and contractor records. Reporting to the Inspector General and the Board of Commissioners Audit Committee, the Department's mission is to bring an independent, systematic, and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of internal control and risk management.    


Staff Auditors will participate in a rotational program for 24 months, rotating across critical areas of the audit function. The purpose of this rotational program is to provide our Staff Auditors with direct experience with the internal and external audit review process so that they are prepared for future growth and varied assignments in the Audit Department.  The candidate will be provided practical and formal on-the-job training, participate in external audit and other skills development trainings, and engage in monthly cohort meetings. Upon completion of the 24-month rotation program, the candidate will be placed permanently in a division that fits their skill set.  A successful candidate in this role will be inquisitive, have a desire to learn, and demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.    


Staff Auditors will obtain direct experience in each of the following areas:  

  • Activity-Based Revenue: Relating to external revenue sources associated with fees and rents paid to the Agency by companies performing services at the Agency's facilities.    

  • Construction Cost: Relating to the construction contracts' extra work, net cost components billed on a time and material basis, and other reviews arising from the major capital infrastructure projects.   

  • Contract Administration & Audit Services: Reviews third-party service provider's contract administration and wage/benefits compliance. Performs internal quality assurance reviews for the Department.   

  • Information Systems & Technology: Evaluates and protects the adequacy and effectiveness of controls applicable to the computing and technology environment.  

  • Internal Controls, Compliance & Process Improvement: Reviews the internal business processes and controls over corporate programs and functions, governance, performance, economy, and efficiency.   

  • Tolls, Fees & Fares: Reviews Aviation, PATH, and Port revenues and expenses. 



The selected candidate, working under the direction of senior auditors, will be responsible for:   

  • Assist senior staff with planning for audits and conducting reviews of Port Authority functions, operations, and business processes, including review of private sector partner work and program findings 

  • Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, fraud, or non-compliance with agency regulations and management policies 

  • Prepare work papers and assist with the Teammate+ automated work paper application 

  • Draft audit report summary; communicate results and improvement recommendations to auditee and/or PA management  



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

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related area 

  • +1 years of transferable experience (this includes internship experience) 

  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite applications, including performing basic Excel functions  

  • Basic understanding of internal controls, risk assessment, or assurance to ensure effectiveness and accountability  

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze functions, operations, and business processes and identify solutions for improvement 

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

  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills 

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

  • Must have a willingness to learn and be coachable 

  • Ability to travel to other Port Authority facilities locations/offices (as needed) 



  • Analytical Skills  

  • New Skill Development 

  • Communicates Effectively  

  • Drive and Motivation 

  • Flexibility and Adaptability  

  • Demonstrates Self-awareness  

  • Problem Solving & Decision Making 



How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and submitting a 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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