Senior IT Auditor | Louisville, KY | Papa Johns

Senior IT Auditor


The Senior IT Auditor will focus on executing IT audits, including tests of IT General Controls for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. This role will report to the IT Audit Senior Manager within the Internal Audit department and will support the audit activities of Papa John’s International Inc, a publicly traded restaurant company with over 5,500 global units and a $2.9 billion market cap.


  • Plan and execute IT, operational and compliance audits in accordance with Papa Johns risk-based annual audit plan.
  • Execute tests of IT general controls to assist management with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and conduct specific IT audit procedures in support of the Company's external auditors.
  • Effectively use knowledge of IT risks, controls, security environment and industry trends to properly identify issues, assess the impact, develop effective solutions, and summarize and communicate results to the audit team and management.
  • Perform and lead effective and efficient audits in conformance with professional and departmental standards, budgets, and timelines.
  • Effectively use automated workpapers to properly evidence work performed and document findings.
  • Assist with identifying and applying continuous control monitoring/auditing techniques.
  • Provide timely status reports to audit management.
  • Draft well-written audit reports to management stating findings and recommendations regarding systems, procedures, internal controls, and best practices.
  • Review management’s responses to audit comments and appraise adequacy of corrective actions proposed.
  • Position includes less than 10% travel annually.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Experience using internal control frameworks, such as COSO and COBiT, to test IT General Controls.
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience with systems development and project management concepts and auditing.
  • Effective written and verbal communication; ability to present control issues and recommendations with clarity and professionalism.
  • Strong organization and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management.
  • Knowledge and experience with cybersecurity frameworks (NIST CSF, CIS CSC) preferred.
  • Experience with SQL, ACL, Tableau, or other data analytics tools preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Accounting or related field required.
  • 2+ years IT audit experience, preferably in Big 4 Public Accounting or large company IT Internal Audit function.
  • Advanced degree and/or professional certification (CISA, CISSP, CISM, CPA, CIA) preferred.

Our Values

  • EVERYONE BELONGS – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Teamwork
  • DO THE RIGHT THING – Integrity, Character, and Community
  • PEOPLE FIRST – Customer and Team member Focus
  • INNOVATE TO WIN – Think Differently and Lead Change
  • HAVE FUN – It’s Pizza, It Has To Be Fun!

Our Core Competencies

  • CUSTOMER FOCUSED - Put the customer’s needs first
  • RESULTS DRIVEN – Commit to achieving objectives
  • INNOVATIVE MINDSET – Open to new ideas and ways of doing business
  • STRATEGIC THOUGHT LEADERSHIP – Engage in logical and systematic thinking
  • COLLABORATION – Work together in the most effective way

Papa Johns is an equal opportunity employer.

It is the policy of Papa John’s to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status or civil partnership, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, uniformed service (as defined by 10 U.S.C. §101 (a)(5)), protected disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, or gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by statute or law.