We’re hiring a Financial Reporting Senior Accountant 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 high-energy, action-oriented individual who will support our Financial Reporting Manager and proactively bring experience and efficiencies to our financial reporting processes. The ideal candidate has a strong technical accounting background, thrives in a collaborative team environment and is comfortable leveraging technology to continuously enhance efficiency. Root has experienced significant growth in a short period of time. Our company has grown from 60 to over 450 people in roughly a year and has raised $178M in Venture Capital. Given this rate of scale, the most successful candidate will be able to step into our fast-paced environment in order to support our growing financial reporting needs.

Reports to: Financial Reporting Manager


  • 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


  • 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

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].