We’re hiring a Tax Accountant in Columbus, OH

The position.
Root is looking for an analytical and process-driven accountant with a background in corporate taxation and an invested interest in keeping pace with the transactions of a fast-moving technology organization. As a Tax Accountant, you’ll work closely with the tax team to estimate, prepare, and execute our premium and income tax returns, monthly accruals, and tax account reconciliations. As a member of the Tax Team, you will work to identify and implement technology and process improvements to the foundational elements of our tax function. We’re searching for someone who has experience working in a fast-paced tax environment, with a high degree of accountability. The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills, is independently analytical, and is passionate about digging into the details.

What you’ll be doing.

  • Own the preparation of state premium tax returns and estimated payments
  • Assist in the preparation of federal, state, and local income tax work papers, returns and estimated payments
  • Prepare monthly tax account reconciliations and accruals
  • Assist in recommending and implementing technology and processes that improve the efficiency and accuracy of tax accounting and compliance related activities
  • Prepare and review information reporting returns (including but not limiting to, Form 1099)
  • Various ad hoc projects and analysis

What we’re looking for.

  • 1-2 years of relevant corporate tax experience; exposure to property and casualty insurance is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; active pursuit of CPA designation preferred
  • Independently analytical 
  • Exceptionally proficient with Microsoft Office products, tax research and data analysis tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to tailor it to a wide range of audiences
  • Approaches problems with an open mind
  • Great attention to detail
  • Self-starter and curious in nature, 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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Who we are.
Root Insurance is the nation’s first licensed insurance carrier powered entirely by mobile. We were founded on the belief that the services you need for everyday life should serve you better. That’s why we base insurance coverages on you, not your demographic. It’s the way insurance should be. And it’s all conveniently in an app.

What draws people to Root.
We’re a venture-backed technology company. Our early success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building and promoting it. We look for individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and a highly analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy. For assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless.
Impact. By challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business.
Collaboration. We encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn.
People. We are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.

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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 jobs@joinroot.com.