We’re hiring a Financial Operations Manager in Columbus, OH

The position. 
Root is looking for an operations expert to bring their finance and accounting acumen, ingenuity, and eye for efficiency to make a considerable impact on the organization. As our Finance Operations Manager, you will lead a team of specialists through the full transaction life cycle, mentoring current employees, providing new development opportunities, and growing the team. You will own our working capital process, represent finance as the primary liaison to the business, and collaborate across the organization to build new tools and stand up new systems. The results of your work will have a direct impact on the direction and operational pace of each business unit. The right candidate will be comfortable building process from ambiguity, driving organizational change in a fast-growing company, and leveraging technology to continuously enhance operational efficiency within the Finance function.

What you’ll be doing.

  • Own the working capital (Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable) processes and their connected tools to implement any opportunities for improvement, with a primary focus on leveraging technology and automation to increase efficiency, accuracy, compliance, and governance. 
  • Lead a team of specialists throughout the full transaction life cycle, including processing, month-end close activity, and ad-hoc analysis focusing on efficiency while also providing mentorship and stretch opportunities.
  • Identifying key issues in organizational systems and collaborate cross-departmentally to resolve the building of internal tools, systems, business rules, and data infrastructure where necessary.
  • Represent Finance as the primary liaison in coordinating with other internal business functions (e.g. Engineering, Legal, Product, Accounting, HR, etc.) and other stakeholders relating to Finance systems in regard to any enhancements, potential changes, future product releases, and issues.
  • Developing performance dashboards that track key metrics to assist the Executive team in driving and managing the business.

What we’re looking for.

  • 3+ years of experience in Finance equivalent functions, financial services; experience in analytically-driven roles is a plus (i.e. Public Accounting, Consulting, Analytics, etc.).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a field relevant to the position’s requirements; MBA and/or CPA is a plus.
  • Proven experience as a team leader, with examples showcasing project management, problem-solving, executive communication, consensus building, data manipulation and execution.
  • Extensive knowledge surrounding accounting, management principles, and AP and AR policies and procedures
  • Independently capable of seeking information, solving conceptual problems, corralling resources, and delivering results in challenging situations.
  • Superb attention to detail and confidence working through ambiguity in a fast-paced, and team-oriented technology environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to solve complex problems and present recommendations and findings in a clear, concise format.
  • Approaches problems with an open mind, curious in nature & a self-starter.

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.