We’re hiring an Accounting Clerk 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 750.

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 an independent and process driven accounting clerk 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 Accounting Clerk, you’ll work across the finance team and organization to perform account analysis, reconcile large transactions, and keep the team informed in regard to high activity areas. You will work with the accounting team to identify and remedy accounting and documentation problems or discrepancies. 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, passionate about digging into the details, and will ultimately ensure Root’s daily accounting functions run accurately and efficiently.

Reports to: Accounting Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Accurately prepare and maintain bank deposits and general ledger entries
  • Daily import and export of bank files and resolving any positive pay exceptions 
  • Research and resolve accounting or documentation problems and discrepancies 
  • Work with the business to ensure cash transactions are appropriately identified, tracked and reported in real time
  • Analyze, compile, and share reports/summaries of a variety of company transactions and activity areas
  • Reconcile bank accounts in a timely manner 
  • Administration of fraud controlsIdentify, document, and implement process improvements
  • Various ad hoc projects and analysis 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Proven accounting experience in bookkeeping and basic accounting procedures; exposure to property and casualty insurance accounting and reporting is a plus
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products and data analysis tools
  • Strong writing skills and succinctly communicates with a wide range of audiences
  • Easily builds collaborative working relationships
  • Approaches problems with an open mind
  • Independently analytical, with a great attention to detail
  • Self-starter, with strong interpersonal, teamwork, and partnering skills
  • Intellectually curious

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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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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].