We’re hiring an Internal Controls Manager in Columbus, OH

The position. As Root continues to rapidly grow and mature, we are seeking an experienced Internal Controls Manager to expand our in-house team. This Manager will play a key role in the continued development of Root’s internal control framework and broader second line of defense while also working with other assurance functions (Legal, Compliance, Internal Audit, InfoSec) to ensure close coordination of governance activities. This is a unique opportunity to support the development of our team from the ground up.

Reports to: Senior Director of Internal Controls

What you'll be doing.

  • Lead project management efforts in relation to the implementation and on-going monitoring of Root’s SOX/Model Audit Rule program.
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Director of Internal Controls and our co-sourcing team to effectively communicate and educate business partners, including non-finance individuals, on the importance of controls and an effective control environment.
  • Work with our co-sourcing partner in the development and maintenance of the company’s internal control policies, standards and procedures to ensure a consistent approach to documentation, testing and reporting.
  • Support the Senior Director of Internal Controls in monitoring the broader business to ensure the control environment adapts as the company evolves. This includes partnering with finance and non-accounting process owners to ensure process flowcharts, risk and control matrices and related internal control documentation remains current.
  • Assist in evaluation and resolution of identified control deficiencies, including monitoring of remediation efforts.
  • Provide support with the preparation of reports for the Audit Committee and Senior Management on the status of internal controls and risk management efforts.
  • Support other leaders across Root with the development and maintenance of a company wide ERM program. 
  • Provide support to the business with ongoing improvement and innovation of the SOX/MAR and broader ERM program including the identification of opportunities for streamlining and automation.
  • Provide support with the development and delivery of internal control and risk management related training for business partners on a regular basis to build knowledge and understanding of risks and controls.
  • Assist in the development and mentoring of our in-house team members and future team hires.
  • Perform other duties as needed

What we’re looking for.

  • 5+ years of experience either as an in-house SOX, Internal Audit, Compliance or Risk Management professional or equivalent Big 4 experience 
  • CPA or equivalent required  
  • Someone who thrives in fast paced environments with a desire for continuous learning
  • InsurTech experience is a plus, but at a minimum, experience of working within the Insurance or Technology sectors
  • Ability to communicate and influence a range of different internal and external stakeholders and can flex their style based on audience
  • Experience implementing control frameworks from the ground up

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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Join us.
At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. Very few (if any!) people will fit every description; so if you are passionate about what this role entails, and are excited by solving real problems, we encourage you to apply; we want to learn about you, and what you can add to our team!

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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