We’re hiring a Finance Analyst 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 highly analytical, forward-thinking, action-oriented individual who will bring their intellectual curiosity and financial acumen to our growing finance team.  The perfect candidate will be comfortable working cross-functionally with business teams to understand key drivers of results, improve approaches to financial analysis, and inform business strategy while also leveraging technology to continuously enhance efficiency in a fast-growing company.  Root has experienced significant growth in a short period of time, building from 60 to over 500 people in roughly a year and raising $178M in Venture Capital funding. Given this rapid growth, the most successful candidate will be able to step into our fast-paced environment and improve our ability to inform the financial and business decisions that will make Root's future.

Reports to: Vice President of Finance

Responsibilities

  • Performs rigorous, detailed financial analysis on key drivers of growth and profit to inform decision-making and strategy and to help identify value-added business opportunities
  • Synthesizes analysis to form opinions and recommendations for finance and business leadership
  • Maintains strong relationships with business partners and works closely with cross-functional teams on key projects and analysis
  • Builds and executes on new analysis and identifies and implements more consistent, efficient approaches on recurring analyses
  • Develops a solid understanding of key drivers of insurance company operations, financial performance, and product economics
  • Participates in developing plans/forecasts and estimating impacts of key risks and opportunities to achieving financial goals
  • Assists in identifying key drivers of variance in plan/forecast versus actual analysis
  • Performs ad hoc analysis as requested by senior management

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business, or related fields
  • 3+ years of work experience in financial/business analysis
  • Highly analytical, with proven ability in data-intensive financial analysis backed by strong Excel and financial modeling skills
  • Approaches problem solving with natural intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, and comfort with ambiguity
  • Self-starter who can work independently, manage multiple projects concurrently, and adapt quickly when changes occur
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills, with the ability to easily build collaborative working relationships
  • Great attention to detail

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].