We’re hiring a Senior Accountant in Columbus, OH

The Company
Root was founded on the belief that insurance is a broken industry, and we set out to change it. By getting to the “root” of the issue—the unfair, archaic, complicated insurance business model—and solving it entirely, we set out to transform the insurance world.

We believe our customers deserve insurance that is:
Fair. We lean on data, not demographic labels.
Affordable. We base rates on good driver performance.
Personal. We give our customers the power to affect their rates.
Easy. We create an intuitive experience.
Accessible. We make information clear.
Beyond. We are never, ever satisfied with the status quo.

The Role
We’re looking for a detail-oriented, team player that is enthusiastic about building highly influential processes and procedures. The ideal candidate is a CPA with a strong technical accounting background, has previous exposure to insurance, and enjoys working with numbers. In addition, we expect this individual to be comfortable rolling up their sleeves, digging into difficult problems, and making recommendations to senior leaders. Our goal is to always optimize automation to ensure our team is thinking more strategically about the business. Root has experienced significant growth in a short period of time. Our company has grown from 60 to over 450 people in roughly a year and has raised $178M in Venture Capital. Given this rate of scale, the most successful candidate will be able to step into our fast-paced environment in order to support our growing accounting needs.

Reports to: Chief Accounting Officer

Responsibilities:

  • Owns several complex accounting transactions and processes, specifically related to investments
  • Partners with the investment and treasury teams to ensure investments are understood, accounted for and reported appropriately  
  • Works with finance modeling team, to ensure assigned transactions are appropriately reflected
  • Partners with CAO and non-accounting/finance team members to drive improved controls and process enhancements
  • Performs technical accounting research and communicates recommendations to leadership to drive change
  • Leads various ad hoc accounting projects
  • Uses technology and data analytic skills to enhance and improve the delivery of job responsibilities
  • Works with upper management to develop accounting staff

Qualifications:

  • 3-6 years of progressive experience in accounting and/or finance and is a CPA
  • GAAP & statutory insurance accounting knowledge
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products, data analytic tools
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience driving multiple projects simultaneously   
  • Easily builds collaborative working relationships
  • Approaches problems with an open mind
  • Curious in nature
  • Great attention to detail
  • Self-starter, with strong interpersonal, teamwork, analytical and partnering skills

Desirable Qualities:

  • P&C insurance experience desirable
  • Big 4 audit experience a plus

Get in touch

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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If you’d like to be a part of what we are building but don’t see an opening that suits you, email us at [email protected].