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Senior Budget Analyst

Job ID: 35830
Department: Management & Budget
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Management and Budget Department (MBD) reporting as a department to the CFO, is a team of proud and dedicated professionals who ensure the appropriate allocation of financial, physical and human resources through the annual budget process, financial performance reporting and review of resource requests using innovative, collaborative and supportive approaches in a very diverse environment. As part of the MBD team, you will acquire experience on the agency’s financial structure and processes as well as knowledge of the operations of various lines of business giving you extensive opportunities for a long-term career at the PA.

What you’ll be doing...

The Senior Budget Analyst is a key member of the MBD team who reports to the Supervising Budget Analyst and the Manager of Operating & Capital Budget Performance & Analysis unit.  The Senior Budget Analyst collaborates with client departments, to ensure the appropriate allocation of financial, physical and human resources through the management of the Port Authority’s annual budget process and provides recommendations to assist clients in efficient and effective utilization of these resources that supports the agency’s mission and strategic priorities.

Specific responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Evaluate and present financial performance results to senior and executive staff.  This includes actual vs. plan performance for operating revenue and expenses, and capital results on a programmatic basis
  • Evaluate a wide range of financial programs, capital projects, or initiatives, in accordance with agency-wide capital plan goals and financial capacity.  Identify operational impacts resulting from new programs, capital initiatives and productivity improvements.  Coordinate assessments with line department staff including program/project managers
  • Analyze and present to senior staff and executives’ authorization documents to ensure the greatest and best use of resources, and ensure consistency with approved annual budget and capital program; work with departments to identify and resolve issues prior to the item advancing to the Board
  • Analyze revenue and expense budget, and capital plan submissions in accordance with budget targets, planning guidance and impact on the capital plan and capacity.  Present analysis and recommendations to senior staff and executives; work with client department to resolve issues and make appropriate adjustments
  • Analyze overtime usage in accordance with agency guidelines.  Identify trends, issues and hotspots to resolution
  • Consolidate, review and issue various agency reports on financial and overtime performance, and other agency resources
  • Prepare analyses, reports, responses and presentations for Executive requests and Board presentations
  • Participate on RFP committees and task forces from the financial perspective; raise and resolve financial implications


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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting or related field.

  • Three years’ experience in performing complex financial analysis and/or budgeting within a large organization

  • Ability to effectively interact with executive staff or external constituents at individual and group levels.

  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills, with the ability to present and discuss financial information in a clear and informative manner.

  • Expertise with desktop applications such as MS Office, and experience with corporate systems such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Budget PRO and ICMS/Cognos.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting, Business administration or related field.  

  • Experience:

    • As a Budget analyst proficient in performing financial analyses including what-if scenarios, and cost benefit analyses. Strong strategic skills, with the proven ability to identify and assess key points, implications and make recommendations based on analytical reviews of business cases as related to high-level strategic vision.

    • In continuous improvement initiatives, root cause analysis and project management.

    • Financial or Management Consultant.

  • Expertise:

    • In analyzing financial and operational issues and recommending solutions / alternatives.

    • With Port Authority’s financial, operating and capital budgeting and accounting structure.

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.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Working at the Port Authority – Energy, Integrity and Service

Our nearly 8,000 employees are committed to the work they do – designing, engineering, securing, maintaining and operating the transportation infrastructure that moves people and goods to, from, and throughout one of the most economically competitive and culturally vibrant regions in the world. As part of our team, you will hustle alongside bright and talented individuals to rise to the challenges of moving and shaping the New York/New Jersey region each day. This mission requires energy, integrity and the inspiration to serve.

Who we Are? Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PA) 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 in North America.

The agency strives to be best in class by, providing the highest level of customer satisfaction, keeping stride with the latest technology, continually striving for efficiency, investing in initiatives that will protect the environment, and keeping the highest level of integrity and transparency.


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

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