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Staff Auditor

Job ID: 39523
Department: Audit
Location: Journal Square Transp. Center


The Audit Department is responsible for providing internal auditing services at the Port Authority, including reviews of business processes, systems and operations, as well as the examinations of the records of tenants and contractors that do business with the Port Authority. The Audit Department reports to the Inspector General and the Audit Committee of the Board of Commissioners.

The Contracts Audits Division reviews construction-related bills issued to the Agency by Port Authority contractors, as well as bills issued to the Agency for maintenance, service, and other work performed by contractors in support of facility operations and maintenance.

The Business Process Audits Division performs audits to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls in Port Authority business processes, functions and activities, and to assess compliance with applicable policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.


The selected candidate, working under the direction of senior auditors, will participate in the planning of audits and conduct reviews of various Port Authority functions, operations and business processes, including reviews of private sector partners doing business with the Port Authority. Reviews will include, developing the audit scope and audit program; executing the audit work, including the gathering and analysis of required data and information, preparation of work papers and the drafting of reports summarizing the results of the audit and recommendations for improvement, as well as communicating audit results to auditee management.  While based at the Journal Square Transportation Center, the position may require working at various PA facilities.  


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related area.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related area.
  • General understanding of systematic reviews (internal controls) to ensure effectiveness and accountability.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze functions, operations and business processes and identify solutions for improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work independently and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with internal staff and external professionals at all levels.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite applications.

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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