Finance & Legal

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Finance

The clients we serve are the other departments within Policygenius. We help to illuminate the dollars and cents behind everything we do, and we collaborate with teams to leverage financial data to improve business decision-making. This can include everything from accounting to financial planning and analysis — we do it all!

Who we are

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Betty Ng

Assistant Controller

This one time I...hiked up to a peak for five hours in Sri Lanka to catch the most beautiful sunrise I had ever seen!

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Billy Parks

Director of Accounting

This one time I...spent hours stranded on a dock with Meg Ryan while we waited for a very late boat taxi. Just us. Not a word was spoken.

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Nema Arvin

Senior Analyst FP&A

This one time I...visited a remote waterfall in Thailand and ended up getting stranded in the countryside when our taxi driver didn't wait for us and left.

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Taylor Burchett

Sr. Accounting Associate

This one time I...fulfilled my lifelong dream of eating a croque monsieur in Paris. On a street corner facing the Eiffel Tower. It was magical.

What we've been up to

Q: What makes a Finance team member successful?

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A: We look for well-rounded finance professionals who have an in-depth understanding of finance but also a desire to learn the business and add value to the Company as a whole. We’re a small team in a fast moving business, so we need people who take ownership of their broad responsibilities, know how to build best-in-class processes, and can get things done.

Q: What’s the most exciting problem your team is facing?

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A: With the help of our data organization, we are automating our revenue processes, which involves onboarding information from every carrier we do business with, building calculations, controls, and reconciliations, and then are in turn going to use that data to fuel calculations and statements to our Policygenius Pro partners.

Q: What does a typical career path look like on the Finance team?

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A: There is no typical career path at a Company that has only been around for ~8 years. That being said, we are big believers in developing finance talent through learning different parts of the finance organization and think that mobility and exposure to new projects in a fast-growing environment is a great way to build finance talent.

Q: What were the team's biggest accomplishments last year?

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A: As we've expanded, we've added all types of talent to our team so that each one of us can learn from one another. We've also implemented and improved processes using software like NetSuite, Adaptive, and Workiva to improve efficiency. We cannot wait to welcome more new team members to the Pg family!

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What we're saying and doing

At Policygenius, the Legal & Compliance team helps other teams to work smarter, not harder. We embed within cross-functional projects from start to finish, providing practical, business-oriented legal advice that protects the company and empowers our colleagues to meet their goals. We also ensure that team members are properly trained and licensed to sell insurance.

Who we are

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Bryan Salvadore

Licensing Specialist

This one time I...thought I was a model and walked in NYFW.

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Hasan Hoque

Licensing & Compliance Manager

This one time I...caught Adam Levine's guitar pick after he threw it into the audience and it hit me in the face.

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Kathryn Rutigliano

Associate Director of Legal & Compliance

This one time I...drove a team of former Iditarod dogs through the snow.

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Sarah Burgess

Counsel

This one time I...fell asleep at a Phillies game and made it on to the Jumbotron...while asleep.

What we've been up to

Q: How are you different from legal & compliance teams at other companies?

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A: We all had very different career paths before joining Policygenius so we have different strengths and perspectives that we bring to our work. As a collaborative team, this makes us better able to identify issues and craft solutions. No matter what the question, there is someone on our team who knows (or knows how to find out) the answer.

Q: How does the legal & compliance team make an impact on the business?

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A: Our team takes a genuinely cross-functional approach to our work with each of the departments at Policygenius. We serve as true partners to the business, collaborating on projects end-to-end. It’s rewarding to see the immediate impact our work has on the organization.

Q: What are you most excited about for 2022?

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A: The Legal team grew rapidly in 2021, from 2 to 7 lawyers and adding 4 new members to the licensing & compliance team. We’ve found our groove with our new expanded team and in our new roles, and are excited about how much more we can get accomplished to help support the business in the coming year.

Q: What makes a Legal & Compliance team member successful?

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A: We view our team as being in client service, but our clients are internal not external. We expect everyone on our team to bring that attitude to their work, looking not just for problems but also for how to find creative and impactful solutions. A great attitude and problem solving skills are key.