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Corporate Senior Accountant

Company: Kendo, a division of LVMH
Location: Burbank
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT KENDOKendo Holdings, Inc. is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Mo--t 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: 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.
    As a condition of employment, Kendo requires all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date unless they have requested and received an exemption from the Company in the form of a reasonable accommodation due to a qualifying medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice.The Kendo house of brands currently includes: Bite Beauty, Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin, KVD Beauty, Ole Henriksen.POSITION SUMMARY We are seeking a positive, self-motivated, and result-oriented Corporate Senior Accountant to join our Accounting team. This position will not only work cross functionally with all members of the Accounting and Finance team but also interface and partner with other departments to resolve accounting and operational issues and identify and improve processes. This position will not have supervisory responsibility; however, is expected to support less experienced staff. RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Ensure proper and timely recording of financial transactions in the general ledger in accordance with IFRS and company policies
    • Participate in month-end close activities including the preparation and review of journal entries
    • Prepare monthly reconciliations of assigned balance sheet accounts and ensure timely resolution of reconciling items
    • Prepare complex account reconciliations
    • Pursue continuous improvement for the closing process
    • Provide support for completing yearend audit as assigned
    • Proactively identify and resolve/improve business issues impacting the general ledger with other departments
    • Understand, develop, and enforce proper accounting practices and internal controls
    • Prepare policies and procedures as assigned
    • Perform complex and/ad hoc financial analysis as assigned
    • Perform validation and financial reporting for legal entities to parent company
    • Perform variance analysis for reported financial statements
    • Work with cross functional teams to execute various special projects and transactions.
    • Learn, review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures for obtaining efficiency.
    • Document standard operating procedures in detail for all aspects: journal entries, reconciliations, systems etc.
    • Learn and utilize the business intelligence tool to analyze and improve efficiencies.
    • Assist establishment of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the company and accounting group.
    • Perform other duties and projects as assigned
    • Support and mentor junior staff in the accounting team

      • 7+ years' experience in accounting and public accounting
      • 5+ years' experience in general ledger senior accountant level
      • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
      • CPA a plus
      • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
      • Must be highly accurate and detail-oriented
      • Experience with ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics 365 a plus
      • Strong computer and superior analytical skills, including advanced Microsoft Excel skills
      • Eager to improve existing processes and can effectively prioritize.
      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
      • Proficient understanding of IFRS and/or Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
      • Excellent verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills.
      • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem-solving, and results.
      • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment
      • Consumer products or manufacturing industry experience a BIG plus

Keywords: Kendo, a division of LVMH, Burbank , Corporate Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Burbank, California

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