We’re hiring an Accounting Manager in Columbus, OH

Company: Root is a car insurance company founded on the simple idea that people who drive well are less likely to get in accidents, and that means they should pay less for insurance. With a small initial venture capital investment, Root was faced with the challenge of building the entirety of the technology necessary to run a car insurance carrier from scratch. Through applying techniques to gain significant engineering leverage in the short-term without compromising long-term velocity, the engineering team at Root was able to deliver successfully, creating one of the fastest venture-backed companies to ever reach a billion dollar valuation. 

Progress: We’ve been in business now for four years. In those four years, we have become the fastest growing auto insurance company, on a % growth in premium basis. Our most recent round of funding valued us at $3.65B and brought our total VC funding to $523M. In the last year and a half, we have grown our team from 60 to 700.

Values:
Embrace the love of the problem.
Question the norm.
Tackle the tough challenges head-on.
Have the uncomfortable conversations.
Ask forgiveness rather than permission.
Judge on the merits of work.
Celebrate ambitious teamwork.
Lead with empathy. 
Filter the temptation to do the obvious. 
Invest, don’t spend.
Empower the customer to solve.

Culture: Root has been rapidly growing for the last few years. Our early signs of success are in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building it. We look for passionate problem solvers who can find solutions by moving through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity and rigor. We work together as one team and expect every team member to lead with empathy and courage.

Position: Root is looking for a Certified Public Accountant with a strong background in corporate accounting and streamlining business processes to lead our non-insurance accounting operations. As the Manager, you’ll partner with FP&A, own the continuous efficiency improvements of the close and reporting processes through automation, work cross-functionally with Engineering to develop and enhance Root’s internal systems, take ownership in management of key controls, and be involved in supporting major projects that impact the entire accounting organization. The right candidate should expect to leverage current accounting skills, but also is enthusiastic about learning quickly and adding value to current and future processes.

Reports to: Chief Accounting Officer

Responsibilities:

  • Own and oversee monthly close and review process for accounting areas above
  • Seek out opportunities to create processes from scratch and take on increasing business partnership relationships
  • Lead critical accounting projects, including the implementation of new system logics or enhancements and support new product launches
  • Enhance existing processes and controls, perform and maintain assigned internal controls
  • Identify opportunities for automation to improve the speed and efficiency of the monthly close
  • Support FP&A team with financial models, reporting, and ad-hoc analysis as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance and CPA are required
  • 5+ years of experience in Accounting, including Big 4 and at least 2 years of management experience
  • A drive to understand the core issues and develop & implement solutions
  • Proven ability to succeed in a fast paced and constantly changing environment
  • Excellent time and self-management skills, ability to prioritize and multitask to meet deadlines
  • Ability to operate independently and as part of a larger functional team
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

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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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