We’re hiring a Finance Forecasting 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:
air. 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 role: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 partnering with business leaders to build forecasts and analysis to determine strategic and operational goals.  The Forecasting Manager will also be responsible for the creation of an improved data infrastructure for the forecast model and process. 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:

  • Owns the ongoing building, improvement, and maintenance of the driver-based model used for short- and long-term forecasting of Root’s business results and financial statements
  • Runs the quarterly forecast update process, including setting and communicating deadlines, gathering inputs from business areas, and leading discussions with the business leadership team to evaluate forecast results
  • Works cross-functionally to determine requirements, build, and maintain a dynamic connection between the forecast model and the data warehouse environment
  • Performs rigorous, detailed financial analysis (including understanding scenario and sensitivity impacts) on key drivers of growth, profit, and capital to inform decision-making and strategy
  • Influences senior management by effectively communicating and defending opinions and recommendations based on 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
  • Performs ad hoc analysis as requested by leadership

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Analytics, Economics, or related fields required; MBA or related graduate degree a plus
  • 5+ years of work experience in financial/business analysis, with preference for some experience in insurance/financial services or a fast-paced technology environment
  • Highly analytical, with strong Excel and financial modeling skills
  • Knowledge of data requirement setting, database management, and/or complex data querying using SQL
  • Proven ability in process building and project management
  • Excellent presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate financial concepts, analytical outputs, and business recommendations to a senior leadership audience
  • 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 relationships
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to work with all levels in an organization

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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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