We’re hiring an Insurance Accountant in Columbus, OH

Company: Root is a car insurance company founded on the simple idea that people who drive well are less likely to get in accidents, and that means they should pay less for insurance. With a small initial venture capital investment, Root was faced with the challenge of building the entirety of the technology necessary to run a car insurance carrier from scratch. Through applying techniques to gain significant engineering leverage in the short-term without compromising long-term velocity, the engineering team at Root was able to deliver successfully, creating one of the fastest venture-backed companies to ever reach a billion-dollar valuation. 

Progress: We’ve been in business now for four years. In those four years, we have become the fastest-growing auto insurance company, on a % growth on a premium basis. Our most recent round of funding valued us at $3.65B and brought our total VC funding to $523M. Root is now selling insurance in 29 states supported by a team of over 800 people. 

Values:
Embrace the love of the problem.
Question the norm.
Tackle the tough challenges head-on.
Have the uncomfortable conversations.
Ask forgiveness rather than permission. 
Judge on the merits of work.
Celebrate ambitious teamwork.
Lead with empathy.
Filter the temptation to do the obvious.
Invest, don’t spend.
Empower the customer to solve.

Culture: Root has been rapidly growing for the last few years. Our early signs of success are in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building it. We look for passionate problem solvers who can find solutions by moving through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity and rigor. We work together as one team and expect every team member to lead with empathy and courage.

Position:  Root is looking for a high-energy and action-oriented accountant with a public accounting background and an understanding of financial controls to support our business and insurance accounting teams. As part of the Accounting Team, you’ll own several complex GAAP and Statutory accounting transactions and processes, document risk control recommendations, and perform detailed financial and contract analysis. This role will also work with multiple business partners to solve accounting discrepancies. We’re searching for someone who is comfortable wearing many hats, eager to build new processes and thrives working in a fast-paced and complex accounting environment.

Reports to: Senior Reinsurance Accountant

Responsibilities:

  • Owns several complex accounting transactions and processes
  • Supports preparation of month-end GAAP and Statutory reporting
  • Partners with cash team to accurately reflect reinsurer balances and assist on account reconciliations
  • Works with multiple business partners to solve ‘accounting problems’
  • Uses technology and data analytical skills to enhance and improve the delivery of job responsibilities
  • Support the effectiveness of the internal controls over the financial reporting process
  • Participates in various ad hoc projects and analysis as required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 1-4 years of work experience in a big four accounting firm or similar accounting and/or finance experience
  • Has or is actively pursuing a CPA or other financial certification
  • Independently analytical and intellectually curious with great attention to detail
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products and data analysis tools
  • Strong writing skills and can succinctly communicate with a wide range of audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exposure to property and casualty insurance accounting and reporting
  • Reinsurance or risk management experience
  • Experience researching technical accounting issues
  • Has or is actively pursuing CPCU, ARe, or AIAF designation(s)

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Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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