We’re hiring a Reinsurance Accountant in Columbus, OH

The Company: Root is a venture-backed technology company 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 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.

The Position: We’re looking for the next addition to the Root Accounting Team: a high-energy, action-oriented individual that is enthusiastic about building influential processes and procedures. The ideal candidate would be comfortable working cross-functionally with the Products and Claims Teams on complex accounting transactions, documentation, and risk control recommendations while using technology and data analytic skills to enhance and improve the delivery of job responsibilities. This individual will build key relationships with multiple areas of the business while working with a highly experienced Accounting and Finance 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: Accounting Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Owns several complex accounting transactions and processes, specifically related to reinsurance
  • Supports preparation of month-end GAAP and Statutory reporting
  • Partners with cash team to accurately reflect reinsurer balances and assist on account reconciliations
  • Performs detailed contract analysis to ensure reinsurance treaties are adhered to
  • Develops strong relationships with brokers and participates in global reinsurance market
  • Works with multiple business partners to ensure direct and ceded transactions are recorded correctly
  • 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 relevant accounting and/or finance experience
  • Has or is actively pursuing a CPA or other financial certification
  • Independently analytical
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products and data analysis tools
  • Strong writing skills and succinctly communicates with a wide range of audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exposure to property and casualty insurance accounting and reporting
  • Reinsurance or risk management experience
  • 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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