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Senior Financial Analyst

Finance | 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
  • ADVOCACY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:  We believe in listening with humility and acting with courage. We recognize, seek, and celebrate the power of diversity across the full spectrum of personal identity.

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


Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A - This role will support the financial planning and analysis of Kendo HQ’s administrative departments including Legal, Finance, Human Resources, Executive, Office, and ERP (IT systems).  The individual will also assist with spend management in Asia Pacific (APAC).


  • Prepare and provide analytical support for Kendo HQ’s administrative departments: Legal, Finance, Human Resources, Executive, Office, and ERP.
  • Assist general managers in APAC with managing, tracking, and forecasting OPEX spend.
  • Liaison with departments’ business heads to communicate and ensure achievement of established OPEX targets.
  • Prepare and deliver monthly/periodic spend reporting.
  • Participate in monthly rolling forecast and Budget revision process
  • Perform month end close activities including the review and preparation of expense accruals.
  • Create ad-hoc financial models to assist leadership with strategic initiatives.
  • Support team with P&L consolidation process across brands and channels as needed.
  • Assist FP&A team with special projects and system implementations as needed.


  • Knowledge of financial and analytical concepts, practices, and procedures in wholesale business.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably with a major in Accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in finance with emphasis on budgeting, forecasting, planning, analysis, and strong modeling skills.
  • Advanced Excel and strong PowerPoint skills.
  • Systems aptitude and process mapping skills. Preferred experience with AX, BI, with ability to learn and adapt to in-house system applications.
  • Must possess excellent analytical, conceptual, communication and interpersonal skills in addition to the ability to think creatively.
  • Must work well in a fast paced, team-oriented, dynamic and matrix environment.
  • Must be curious, accurate, and detail oriented.
  • Must be available to work in office 3 days per week.  Other 2 days are work from home.