We’re hiring a Manager of Internal Controls 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:
Fair. 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 the next addition to the Root Accounting Team: a high-energy, action-oriented individual that is enthusiastic about building highly effective processes and procedures. The ideal candidate is a CPA with a strong internal controls background, has previous experience developing and executing a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) program, and enjoys working in a challenging and fast-paced environment. In addition, we expect this individual to be comfortable rolling up their sleeves, digging into details, and making recommendations to senior leaders. Our goal is to build and consistently execute a SOX compliant control structure. The Manager will benefit from broad exposure to all areas of the organization while promoting the importance of quality internal control initiatives and working with a growing team.

Reports to: Director of Internal Controls (Chief Accounting Officer in interim)    


  • Manage the development, implementation and execution of a best in class SOX compliance program across the company
  • Establish and maintain the company’s internal control policies, standards and procedures to ensure a consistent approach to documentation, testing and reporting
  • Conduct risk assessments of key accounts, financial reporting processes and information systems
  • Partner with finance and non-accounting process owners to develop narratives, flowcharts, risk and control matrices and related internal control documentation
  • Coordinate with IT leadership on the design, implementation and evaluation of IT general and automated system controls and configurations
  • Serve as the “go-to” technical resource for internal controls within the organization and effectively communicate with and educate business partners, including non-finance individuals, on the importance of controls and an effective control environment.
  • Develop and conduct internal controls trainings for business partners on a regular basis to build knowledge and understanding of risks and controls
  • Identify opportunities for streamlining and automating control activities within financial processes
  • Assist in evaluation and resolution of identified control deficiencies, including monitoring of remediation efforts
  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of highly manual processes through automation and manage the ongoing improvement and innovation of the SOX program
  • Prepare reports to Audit Committee and Senior Management on the status of compliance efforts
  • Assist in recruiting, developing and mentoring direct reports 


  • 4+ years of experience within internal controls, internal audit or big four public accounting environment
  • Active CPA license required
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP, SOX 404 requirements, COSO framework, PCAOB standards, and other relevant professional guidance
  • Creative and innovative team player with an understanding of the interconnectivity of the business processes and their effects on the control environment
  • Experience working in a changing and dynamic environment with a software development company
  • Ability to propose practical, efficient and effective solutions to internal control issues
  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Proven ability to define deliverables, build project plans, align resources and deliver high-quality results
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, conflict resolution and presentation skills
  • Sound independent judgment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Visio Flowcharting

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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