We’re hiring a Senior Internal Controls 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 the next addition to the Root Accounting Team: a high-energy, action-oriented individual that is enthusiastic about internal controls! The ideal candidate is a CPA with a solid understanding of SOX, an ability to analyze complex processes to identify potential risks and enjoys working in a challenging and fast-paced environment. The candidate should expect to leverage current skill sets while also focusing on learning quickly and adding value to current processes.  This role will benefit from broad exposure to all areas of the organization while promoting the importance of quality internal control initiatives and working with a growing team.

Reports to: Manager of Internal Controls (in interim - Chief Accounting Officer)


  • Build and maintain relationships across finance and the wider business to drive and educate process owners on the importance of internal controls
  • Conduct risk assessments of key accounts, financial reporting processes and information systems
  • Partner with finance and non-accounting process owners to assist in the development of narratives, flowcharts, risk and control matrices and related internal control documentation, including appropriate evidence to be saved for testing
  • Identify in-scope systems and assist in analyzing risk related to those systems. Coordinate with IT on the implementation and evaluation of IT general and automated system controls and configurations
  • Implement new processes and controls in response to changes in the business, such as: new product introduction, changes in accounting standards and internal process changes
  • Identify and implement opportunities for streamlining and automating control activities within financial processes
  • Evaluate and resolve identified control deficiencies, including working directly with control owners on remediation efforts
  • Support the development and implementation of new technologies in compliance with audit requirements
  • Special projects, as assigned


  • 3+ years of experience within internal controls, internal audit or big four public accounting environment
  • Active CPA license preferred
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP, SOX 404 requirements, COSO framework, PCAOB standards, and other relevant professional guidance
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity, manage and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment
  • Creative and innovative team player with an understanding of the interconnectivity of the business processes and their effects on the control environment
  • Ability to propose practical, efficient and effective solutions to internal control issues
  • Strong financial and business acumen Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, conflict resolution and presentation skills
  • Sound independent judgment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Visio Flowcharting

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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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