We’re hiring an Accounting Research & Policy Manager 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 the next addition to the Root Accounting Team: a high-energy, action-oriented individual that is enthusiastic about working with senior management to influence decision making and set direction. The ideal candidate has experience researching, documenting, and making recommendations on a wide range of financial accounting topics, and uses technology and data analytic skills to enhance and improve the delivery of job responsibilities. This individual will benefit from broad exposure to multiple areas of Accounting/Finance while working with a highly experienced team. Our goal in Accounting is to optimize automation to ensure our team is thinking more strategically about the business rather than focusing on repeatable tasks.  

Reports to: Chief Accounting Officer

Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain accounting policies manual to ensure consistency and compliance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Statutory Accounting Principles
  • Research, evaluate and document technical implications for complex accounting issues
  • Lead the implementation of new accounting standards, including assessment of financial and operational impact on the organization
  • Assist in the preparation of share-based compensation expense reporting framework, including preparation of the monthly journal entries
  • Collaborate with and provide accounting consultation advice to business partners

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Active CPA license required 5 - 7 years of work experience in a big four accounting firm or significant accounting policy-setting organization or corporate accounting experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to research and document new accounting guidance and the accounting treatment of complex, significant and/or unusual transactions
  • Ability to work with senior management, influence decision making and set direction
  • Strong technical knowledge of US GAAP
  • Experience in SEC reporting and working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, accounting research, and data analytic tools
  • Approaches problems with an open mind
  • Great attention to detail and sense of ownership
  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal, teamwork, and partnering skills
  • Effective writing, presentation and communication 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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