We’re hiring a Senior Accountant in Columbus, OH

The position: 
Root is looking for a Certified Public Accountant with a strong background in GAAP and statutory insurance accounting principles in the Property & Casualty industry. As a Senior Accountant, you will support the delivery of all quarterly and yearly statutory reporting and own several complex accounting transactions. You will also partner with business unit leadership and leverage data analysis tools to drive the enhancement and continuous improvement of our controls and accounting processes’ speed, accuracy, and clarity. The right candidate will have experience leveraging their accounting acumen to effectively drive statutory reporting processes and thrives in a fast-paced, complex, and growing accounting environment.

What you’ll be doing.

  • Supports the preparation and delivery of all quarterly and yearly statutory reporting
  • Owns several complex accounting transactions and processes
  • Partners with business unit leadership, including Finance and Accounting, to drive improved controls and process enhancements
  • Leverage technology and data analysis tools to enhance and improve the delivery of job responsibilities
  • Support the effectiveness of the internal controls over the financial reporting process
  • Continually develop, expand and improve month-end close and financial reporting procedures by assessing and streamlining close-related activities to drive the reduction of the close timeline
  • Leads various ad hoc accounting projects

What we’re looking for.

  • 3-6 years of progressive experience in accounting and/or finance and is a CPA
  • GAAP & statutory insurance accounting knowledge, preferably in P&C 
  • Experience in Annual Statement preparation, including supplemental filings 
  • Big 4, or large regional, public accounting experience a plus
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products and data analytic tools
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills to  succinctly communicate with a wide range of audiences
  • Experience driving multiple projects simultaneously and “do-what-it takes” attitude to efficiently execute and drive for results in a fast-paced work environment
  • Self-starter, with strong interpersonal, teamwork, analytical, and partnering skills 
  • Approaches problems with an open mind
  • Great attention to detail

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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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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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 jobs@joinroot.com.