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VP - Accounting Job

Job Number: 2017-6241

Address: 2002 Papa John's Blvd

Location: Louisville, KY

Date Posted: 7-21-2017



This position will oversee all major accounting areas for Papa John's International, Inc., a public restaurant company with over 5,000 global units and a $2.7 Billion market cap. Position will provide senior leadership and direction to a team of approximately 50 people through 3 direct reports and will work cross-functionally with several business units and departments. This position will work closely with senior management throughout the company and will report to the SVP Finance, Corporate Controller.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Have strong leadership, communication and team building skills
  • Manage general accounting areas including retail, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, fixed assets and lease accounting
  • Manage the monthly close process
  • Oversee and leverage financials systems to drive process efficiencies
  • Lead process improvement initiatives and special projects
  • Have a good working knowledge of accounting standards and their impact on the business
  • Work effectively with external and internal auditors
  • Maintain and enhance internal controls



  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong knowledge of accounting processes and procedures
  • Proficient with financial systems; experience with Microsoft Office, Oracle Financials, HFM and Essbase a plus
  • Good project management skills; must be able to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; must possess the ability to motivate, manage and build high performance teams


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Experience managing large accounting functions in a public company required
  • 15 or more years accounting experience
  • Multi-unit restaurant or retail industry experience preferred
  • International accounting experience helpful
  • CPA a plus

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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