We’re hiring a Senior Accountant in Columbus, OH

It's a unique time at Root. We have secured funding, built a talented team, and continue to expand geographically and evolve our product. Things are going very well for us and as we move into exciting seasons of growth, there is a lot of challenging work ahead.

We’re looking for the next addition to the Root Accounting Team: a high-energy, action-oriented individual that is enthusiastic about building highly influential processes and procedures. The ideal candidate is a CPA with a strong technical accounting background, has previous experience driving improved controls, and enjoys working with numbers.  In addition, we expect this individual to be comfortable rolling up their sleeves, digging into difficult problems, and making recommendations to senior leaders. Our goal is to always optimize automation to ensure our team is thinking more strategically about the business. The Senior Financial Accountant will benefit from broad exposure to multiple areas of Accounting/Finance while working with a growing team.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares financial reporting packages for a variety of audiences
  • Owns several complex accounting transactions and processes 
  • Partners effectively with CAO and non-accounting/finance team members to drive improved controls and process enhancements.  Goal is to build and consistently execute to a Sarbanes-Oxley compliant control structure.  
  • Performs technical accounting research, documents, forms conclusions and makes recommendations 
  • Partners with Accounting Team on regulatory filings and state insurance department requests
  • Key liaison with external auditors to coordinate testing and audit reports
  • Identifies, develops and implements technology to improve accounting processes
  • Leads various ad hoc accounting projects
  • Uses technology and data analytic skills to enhance and improve the delivery of job responsibilities 
  • Works with upper management to develop accounting staff

Requirements

  • 3-6 years of progressive experience in accounting and/or finance and is a CPA
  • GAAP & statutory insurance accounting knowledge
  • P&C insurance experience desirable
  • Big 4 audit experience a plus
  • Self-starter and independently analytical
  • Maintains confidentiality of information
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products, data analytic tools
  • Strong writing skills
  • Maintains momentum across multiple projects
  • Succinctly communicates with a wide range of audiences

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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