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Principal Financial Analyst

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Job ID: 39211
Department: Chief Security Office
Location: Jersey City, NJ


Reporting to the Finance Manager in the Chief Security Office’s (CSO) Resource Management & Planning (RMP) Department, the Principal Financial Analyst will assist with the preparation and analysis of the Civilian Security units’ financial and budget reports to ensure optimum utilization of funds and resources.  The RMP Finance group provides support to all CSO departments including the Port Authority Police Department.  The civilian security budget totals over $150 million and includes the Office if the Chief Security Office, Security Operations and Program Department, Preparedness, Intelligence & Inspections Department, and Resource Management & Planning.

The Principal Financial Analyst is responsible for overall budget development and regular financial reporting, including:

  1. Leading the development of the multi-year annual budget submission for civilian security units;
  2. Regular reporting and analysis of expenses, including variance analysis and identification of spending trends, in addition to reviewing civilian overtime performance and CSO grant revenue for internal management, flagging any discrepancies or areas of concern;
  3. Acting as a liaison between CSO civilian security departments and Management & Budget Department (MBD);
  4. Reviewing and updating the year-end estimate on at least a quarterly basis with input from project leads in the civilian security units;
  5. Ensuring that financial coding is accurate, accruals are submitted by units timely and accurately, and that deferrals are properly reported;
  6. Completing special analysis and seeking opportunities to improve reports and tools to promote efficiency and ensure the best use of the Agency’s financial resources.


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in finance, business administration, or related field
  • At least 2 year of experience completing analyses, reports, management presentations, and/or other analytical products
  • Demonstrated ability with interpreting and analyzing capital and operating budgets, identifying trends and issues, and proposing/implementing solutions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Experience using PeopleSoft, BudgetPro and/or SAP systems
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to present detailed information in a clear, concise, and logical manner
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

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.


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

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