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Reinsurance Accountant

Remote (Columbus, OH)

The Position
Root is looking for a Reinsurance Accountant who is deeply analytical and detail-oriented with a strong background in reinsurance. This person will own and execute the accounting implementation, automation, and reporting of current and new reinsurance treaties and covenants. As a Reinsurance Accountant, you would build key relationships with brokers in the global reinsurance market, and partner with the Reinsurance, Actuarial, Product, and Claims Teams on complex reinsurance accounting transactions, documentation, and risk control recommendations. This is a critical role for our Accounting Team as you will drive the processes that support our reinsurance agreements and further our understanding of their impact to Root. The ideal candidate has significant reinsurance accounting experience, is an adept communicator, has a passion for process improvement, and is excited about contributing to a rapidly evolving and scaling accounting environment.

We have a team-driven culture where each of us knows the goals and objectives that need to be achieved. Our team knows our business strategy inside and out and is always finding new ways to drive success by continuously improving our product through relentless curiosity and innovation. We look to our team for their energy, unique talents, and commitment to give their very best.

Reporting to: Reinsurance Reporting Manager

What you'll be doing.

  • Complete several complex accounting transactions and processes, specifically related to reinsurance 
  • Leads initiatives for the implementation of involuntary assumed programs
  • Engage in the preparation of reinsurance month/quarter/year-end GAAP and Statutory reporting
  • Learn detailed contract analysis to ensure reinsurance treaties are adhered to
  • Works with multiple business partners on the Reinsurance, Actuarial, Product, and Claims Teams to ensure direct and ceded transactions are recorded correctly
  • Utilizes technology and data analysis skills to enhance and improve the delivery of job responsibilities
  • Continually develops, expands, and improves month-end close and financial reporting procedures by assisting in the development of building an in-house reinsurance system
  • Support the effectiveness of the internal controls over the financial reporting process
  • Take part in various ad hoc projects and analysis as required

What we’re looking for.

  • 2-3 years insurance background with reinsurance accounting experience and a bachelors degree in accounting or finance
  • Preferably with experience in property and casualty insurance accounting and reporting.
  • Has or is actively pursuing a CPA, CPCU, ARe, or AIAF designation(s) or other financial certification
  • GAAP & statutory insurance accounting knowledge
  • Experience driving multiple projects simultaneously, with an ability to work with all levels of the organization 
  • Independently analytical & curious in nature
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products and data analysis tools
  • Strong writing skills and succinctly communicates with a wide range of audiences
  • Self-starter, with strong interpersonal, teamwork, analytical and partnering skills

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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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At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an 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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