We’re hiring an Accountant in Columbus, OH

The position.
Root is looking for an independent and process-driven accountant with a strong background in complex reconciliations and an invested interest in keeping pace with the transactions of a fast-moving technology organization. As an accountant, you’ll work within the finance team and across the organization to perform account analysis, reconcile large transactions, and work with the team to identify, document and implement process improvements and key controls. We’re searching for someone who has experience working in a fast-paced accounting space, with a high degree of accountability. The right person will be independently analytical and passionate about digging into the details.

What you’ll be doing.

  • Own several month-end accounting transactions and processes
  • Perform account analysis on a variety of company and intercompany transactions
  • Daily reconciliation of banking and corporate credit card(s) accounts 
  • Works with Treasury and Payroll teams to ensure all transactions are appropriately identified, tracked and reported in real-time
  • Continually develop, expand and improve month-end close and financial reporting procedures by streamlining close-related activities to decrease the close timeline
  • Identify and document key controls
  • Various ad hoc projects and analysis

What we’re looking for.

  • 1-4 years of relevant accounting and/or finance experience; exposure to property and casualty insurance accounting and reporting is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; active pursuit of CPA designation preferred
  • Independently analytical  
  • Exceptionally proficient with Microsoft Office products, accounting research, reconciliation systems, and data analysis tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to tailor it to a wide range of audiences
  • Approaches problems with an open mind
  • Great attention to detail
  • Self-starter and curious in nature, with strong interpersonal, teamwork, and partnering skills to easily built collaborative cross-functional relationships

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.