We’re hiring a Finance Manager 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 Position
We’re looking for a highly analytical, forward-thinking, communicator who will bring their intellectual curiosity, insurance business knowledge, and financial acumen to our growing finance team.  The perfect candidate will have experience working cross-functionally with business teams to understand key drivers, building new and innovative approaches to financial analysis, and influencing the leadership team to inform business decisions. Root has experienced significant growth in a short period of time, building from 50 to over 700 people in roughly 18 months and raising $523M in Venture Capital funding. Given this rapid growth, the most successful candidate will be able to step into our fast-paced environment and improve our ability to guide and influence the financial and business decisions that will make Root's future.

Reports to: Vice President of Finance

Responsibilities

  • Leads and owns rigorous, detailed financial analysis (including understanding scenario and sensitivity impacts) on key drivers of growth, profit, and capital to inform decision-making and strategy and to help identify value-added business opportunities
  • Influences senior management by effectively communicating and defending opinions and recommendations based on analysis
  • Establishes strong partnerships with business leaders and plays a leading or critical role on cross-functional teams for key projects and analysis
  • Designs and creates analytical frameworks to address new and emerging business questions and identifies and implements more consistent, efficient approaches on recurring analyses
  • Develops a deep understanding of key drivers of insurance company operations, financial performance, and product economics
  • Manages the creation of plans/forecasts with business partners
  • Collaborates with business areas in identifying key drivers of variance in plan/forecast versus actual analysis and estimating impacts of key risks and opportunities to achieving financial goals
  • Performs ad hoc analysis as requested by leadership

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business, or related fields required; MBA or related graduate degree preferred
  • 7+ years of work experience in financial/business analysis, with a strong preference for recent experience in insurance/financial services.  Experience in a fast-paced technology environment also a plus.
  • Highly analytical, with proven ability in data-intensive financial analysis backed by strong Excel and financial modeling skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate financial concepts, analytical outputs, and business recommendations to a senior leadership audience
  • Approaches problem solving with natural intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, and comfort with ambiguity
  • Self-starter who can work independently, manage multiple projects concurrently, adapt quickly when changes occur
  • Exceptional interpersonal and teamwork skills, with the ability to easily build collaborative working relationshipsGreat attention to detail
  • Ability to work with all levels in an organization

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].