Vanguard Soap
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • Full Time

We are looking for a Senior Operations Accountant to join our team!  Vanguard Soap is full line integrated soap producer, producing bar and liquid soaps for national retailers and branded products companies.  We have been in business since 1943 and employ 150 employees at our company in Memphis, TN.  The Cost Accountant reports to the Controller and works daily with the Vanguard team.



  • Manage daily, weekly, and monthly plant accounting, reporting, and variance analysis.
  • Audit production & inventory processes for accuracy, ensure correct procedures are maintained.
  • Manage the process of closing daily work orders and review of variances.
  • Collaborate with Production, Quality and Management to resolve work order discrepancies.
  • Maintain and review the standard cost system, including bill of materials, product routings, and standard unit count.
  • Work directly with Program Management to quote bar & liquid soap opportunities.
  • Monitor company performance against financial objectives, ensuring data is complete, valid, and accurate, identify/implement corrective actions.
  • Manage and prepare month-end inventory costing and valuation, cycle counting, and reserves.
  • Obtain and verify financial forecast, coordinate the implementation and preparation of the operations budget and cost management reports to support the ongoing financial operations of the company.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives and standardized systems/processes for operational excellence and integrity.
  • Other duties as assigned.  



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 3 - 5 years' manufacturing experience with BOMs, product routings, variance analysis, and standard cost. 
  • Strong inventory, standard cost, and manufacturing systems background.
  • Advanced Excel skills and proficient in Word and PowerPoint.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well with all levels of personnel within a manufacturing environment.
  • Intellectual curiosity.



  • Complete Insurance coverage Medical, Dental, Vision, Company paid Life, STD, & LTD
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) plan with company match
  • Quarterly Bonus Program
  • Paid Vacation, Flex days, and Holidays


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Regularly work in an office environment. Must be able to handle exposure to fragrances.


Vanguard Soap, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.


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