We’re hiring a Senior Tax Consultant 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.

We have a team-driven culture where each of us knows the goals and objectives that need to be achieved. Our team knows our business strategy inside and out and is always finding new ways to drive success by continuously improving our product through relentless curiosity and innovation. We look to our team for their energy, unique talents and commitment to giving their very best.

The Role
We’re looking for the next addition to the Root Finance Team: a sharp, actionable individual with experience in federal, state and local taxation. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about building revolutionary processes, has their CPA, has been exposed to insurance, is naturally collaborative and loves working with numbers and data. This person will benefit from broad exposure to multiple areas of Accounting/Finance while working with a highly energetic and value-driven Tax Team. 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 tax needs.

Reports to: Tax Director

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and reviews federal, state, and local income and premium tax work papers, returns and estimated payments
  • Prepares statutory and GAAP tax provision calculations and disclosures for financial reporting
  • Prepares and reviews monthly tax account reconciliations and accruals
  • Researches and provides analysis on complex tax issues to determine the financial impact to the Company
  • Researches and responds to tax notices and provides audit support
  • Recommends and implements technology and processes that improve the efficiency and accuracy of tax accounting and compliance related activities
  • Recommends tax savings and cash flow opportunities by reviewing, interpreting, and implementing new or revised tax laws
  • Builds and updates tax planning and tax analytic models
  • Leads various ad hoc projects and analysis

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance and CPA or advanced degree required
  • 5+ years of public accounting or publicly traded corporate tax experience; insurance taxation experience is a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, tax research software, and data analytic tools
  • Easily builds collaborative working relationships
  • Approaches problems with an open mind
  • Curious in nature
  • Great attention to detail
  • Self-starter, with strong interpersonal, teamwork, and partnering skills

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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