Audit Associates Program

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About the Program

The Port Authority's Audit Associates Program seeks highly motivated individuals eager to pursue a career in auditing. Audit Associates participate in a 24-month training program in which they rotate through four different audit divisions. The rotations prepare Associates for a professional career in auditing by providing the opportunity to learn about the business processes, systems, functions and operations, as well as audits of the firms that do business with the Port Authority.

As part of this program, you will work under the direction of senior auditors on planning the scope of audits. Associates participate in meetings, review procedures, and performance measurements. Based on analysis of data, Audit Associates develop recommendations for corrective actions, draft reports and communicate audit results to the client.

Audit Associates may be exposed to various types of audits through their rotations including financial, operational and systems audits. Financial audits will focus on the review of the books, records and financial data of contractors or tenants doing business with the Port Authority. Operational audits focus on procedures, performance metrics and staffing. Systems audits concentrate on reviews of computer systems and the technology environment to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of controls for active systems and systems being implemented.


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive compensation and benefits program including health, dental, life insurance, vacation, holidays and tuition assistance.

Eligibility and Requirements

We are seeking dynamic candidates who are mobile, flexible and committed to quality public service. Students graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in the corresponding program year are eligible to apply to the Audit Associates Program. Candidates should possess a record of academic achievement in the areas of accounting, business administration, finance, industrial engineering, information systems or other related majors. Strong planning, analytical, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and in a team environment are preferred. We seek candidates with demonstrated verbal and written communications skills. Proficiency with MS Excel and MS Word is a requirement and familiarity with MS Access is desirable. This position is based in Jersey City, NJ and a valid driver’s license is preferred as the position may require travel in the New York/New Jersey area.

Application Process

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is not currently accepting applications for the Audit Associates Program. We encourage you to continue to visit this website for updated information on the recruitment for this program. In addition, please consider applying for other full-time or internship opportunities with the Port Authority. You can search for positions that are a match for your interests and skill-set by viewing the Job Openings page of our website.


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