We’re hiring a Financial Reporting Senior Accountant in Columbus, OH

Company: Root is a car insurance company founded on the simple idea that people who drive well are less likely to get in accidents, and that means they should pay less for insurance. With a small initial venture capital investment, Root was faced with the challenge of building the entirety of the technology necessary to run a car insurance carrier from scratch. Through applying techniques to gain significant engineering leverage in the short-term without compromising long-term velocity, the engineering team at Root was able to deliver successfully, creating one of the fastest venture-backed companies to ever reach a billion dollar valuation. 

Progress: We’ve been in business now for four years. In those four years, we have become the fastest growing auto insurance company, on a % growth in premium basis. Our most recent round of funding valued us at $3.65B and brought our total VC funding to $523M. In the last year and a half, we have grown our team from 60 to 700.

Values:
Embrace the love of the problem.
Question the norm.
Tackle the tough challenges head-on.
Have the uncomfortable conversations.
Ask forgiveness rather than permission. 
Judge on the merits of work.
Celebrate ambitious teamwork.
Lead with empathy. 
Filter the temptation to do the obvious. 
Invest, don’t spend.
Empower the customer to solve.

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.

Position: Root is looking for an analytical problem solver with a strong background in technical accounting and SEC reporting support our Financial Reporting Manager. As part of our Accounting Team, you’ll manage our complex external audits and reviews, assist with troubleshooting accounting issues, and be an integral player in our monthly close process through the preparation of our financial statements. We’re searching for someone passionate about process improvement who gets excited about balancing diligent attention to detail while shaving time off our close cycles.

Reports to: Financial Reporting Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the preparation of all financial statements and monthly financial reporting packages and manages the internal and external review of these documents
  • Works with the Financial Reporting Manager to manage the external audit and review process, including the coordination and delivery of the required client prepared schedules
  • Assists the Financial Reporting Manager and the Technical Accounting Research & Policy lead on financial statement and accounting questions and issues
  • Helps implement and maintain reporting procedures to comply with stakeholder expectations
  • Assist in initiatives to implement more timely financial reporting requirements and improve month, quarter and annual close cycle times
  • Uses technology and data analytical skills to enhance and improve the delivery of job responsibilities
  • Support effectiveness of the internal controls over the financial reporting process
  • Coordinates with various teams to perform fluctuation analysis on financial data
  • Supports the execution of all aspects of financial and regulatory reporting
  • Participates in other projects as required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Active CPA license preferred
  • 3-5 years of work experience in a big four accounting firm and/or corporate accounting function
  • Technical knowledge of US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Great attention to detail and sense of ownership
  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal, teamwork, and partnering skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, accounting research, and data analytic tools
  • Effective writing, presentation and communication skills

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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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