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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Staff Accountant, Accounts Payable in Jersey City, New Jersey



Under the direction of the Contract Supervisor, the selected candidate's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Processing Engineering/WTC Construction, School Soundproofing, Payment in Lieu of Taxes, and other contract payments to Port Authority and PA subsidiary vendors.

  • Reviewing and unblocking stochastic blocked invoices.

  • Reviewing and resolving problem invoices for Non-Contracts Group in Accounts Payable.

  • Communicates daily with internal/external staff and external vendor representatives to resolve various payment-related issues.

  • Preparing Construction Contract Final Payment Report

  • Preparing Journal Voucher accrual documents for the month-end closing and researching payment requests and service entry items automated postings.

  • Researching, identifying, and explaining selected monthly operating expense variances for the Comptroller's Roundtable.

  • Preparing monthly balance sheet analysis of the liability account and variance analysis


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Corporate Finance from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience.

  • In lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience can be accepted.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Knowledge of Port Authority accounting and financial structure.

  • Knowledge of Port Authority businesses and operations.

  • Knowledge of Port Authority financial systems, including SAP.

  • Demonstrated experience using PC spreadsheet applications to perform financial analyses.

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.