We’re hiring a Senior Accountant in Columbus, OH

The position.
Root is looking for a Certified Public Accountant with a strong background in finance transformation, driving strategic initiatives, and streamlining business processes. As a Senior Accountant, you’ll partner with Accounting and Finance Leadership, IT Engineers, and non-accounting team members to drive strategic finance transformation initiatives, improve financial controls, and implement process enhancements. In addition, you will own several complex accounting transactions, and provide thought leadership to the team through recommendations based on technical accounting research. The right candidate will have experience leveraging accounting acumen to effectively drive change through all levels of an organization and thrives in a fast-paced, complex, and growing accounting environment.  

Reports to: Accounting Manager

What you’ll be doing.

  • Support project teams engaged in the successful delivery of a wide range of Financial Systems Transformation initiatives 
  • Owns several complex accounting transactions and processes 
  • Engage with Finance Modeling Team to validate model assumptions to forecasted financial results and provide explanations for variances on actualized financial results
  • Partners with business unit leadership, including Finance and Accounting, to drive improved controls and process enhancements 
  • Performs technical accounting research, communicates recommendations to leadership, and facilitates the implementation of the required changes
  • Align accounting and finance with business strategy in support of the organization’s future vision
  • Continually develop, expand and improve month-end close and financial reporting procedures by assessing and streamlining close-related activities to drive the reduction of the close timeline
  • Works with Accounting Leadership to oversee and develop accounting staff
  • Leads various ad hoc accounting projects

What we’re looking for.

  • 3-6 years of progressive experience in accounting and/or finance and is a CPA
  • Experience with a Big 4 or large regional public accounting firm; P&C insurance experience is a plus GAAP & statutory insurance accounting knowledge
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products and data analytic tools
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience driving multiple projects simultaneously   
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Approaches problems with an open mind
  • Curious in nature
  • Great attention to detail
  • Self-starter, with strong interpersonal, teamwork, analytical and partnering skills

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.