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Manager, Financial Systems

Operations | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description


Kendo Holdings, Inc. is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group.  A play on the words “can do”, Kendo has become the hub of creativity and next generation beauty product development for global Sephora channels and selective retailers outside of Sephora.

Through original development, collaborations and acquisitions the Kendo stable of brands will always be creative, inspiring and innovative. A dynamic engine of speed, expertise and market-savvy, the Kendo team continues to redefine the beauty industry through great product, great storytelling, great retail and direct-to-consumer partnerships.  This shows up in everything we do and in what we stand for:

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT:  We seek creative ways to get things done
  • PERSEVERANCE:  We are moved by Winston Churchill’s words, ‘never, never, never give up’ 
  • GENEROSITY:  The power of giving
  • STORYTELLING:  Creating authentic stories to inspire
  • QUALITY OBSESSION:  Our product quality is a reflection of ourselves
  • FUN:   Work, life, and fun are woven of a single fabric

The Kendo house of brands currently includes: Bite Beauty, KVD Vegan Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Ole Henriksen, Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin.


This role will provide subject matter expertise across multiple systems utilized by the Finance and Accounting teams, and act primarily as a liaison between the IT team and business users. This position interfaces heavily with all operational levels within the organization spanning a multitude of disciplines.

Location - this role can be 100% remote anywhere in the US, with occasional travel to San Francisco


  • Interact with all levels of organization to advise on best practices in Finance area from functional and technical perspectives
  • Create efficiencies across Finance & Accounting operations via evaluating processes, recommending improvements, and identifying new opportunities
  • Owns Finance processes in relation with ERP, Business Intelligence, Invoice processing and other Finance/Accounting systems used within the company
  • Provide analytical and functional support to users and partner with ERP team to troubleshoot issues
  • Meet with functional process owners, decision makers, and technical resources to define requirements and project expectations
  • Develops documentation and coordinates user-centric training and education
  • Support administration, maintenance, and management of systems
  • Communicate Finance-driven or related project status and resourcing to key stakeholders



  • 5+ years Finance/Accounting systems experience with increasing responsibility and scope
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 or equivalent top-tier ERP
  • Superuser-level CPM platform (Axiom) knowledge is a plus
  • Understanding of fundamental Finance/Accounting concepts and processes
  • Familiarity in international/multiple brand strategy, specifically in luxury retail industry
  • Ability to bi-directionally translate business and technical requirements
  • Ability to analyze and summarize
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Autonomous
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive team player