June 25, 2013 – Vertex, Inc., the leading provider of corporate enterprise tax solutions worldwide, joined the Main Line Chamber of Commerce on June 25th for the 2013 Regional Congress on Talent and Education at St. Joseph’s University.College presidents and CEOs from many of the region’s largest companies gathered to develop strategies for retaining regional talent.
Vertex is an active member of the Main Line Chamber and a leading proponent of developing regional talent through business growth and increased collaboration between regional businesses and universities. Jeff Westphal, President and CEO of Vertex, moderated a panel discussion at the Congress focused on improving the interaction between employers and higher education.
“Access to a quality workforce is a top consideration for companies in this region and outside companies deciding where to locate operations,” said Westphal. “As Vertex continues to grow, we are committed to providing high value jobs to attract and retain the region’s top talent. It’s one of the most important keys to our ongoing success.”
Vertex employs over 800 employees across the U.S., Europe and South America, 576 of which are based in the Greater Philadelphia region. The company is positioned for growth due to the recent launch of Vertex® Enterprise, a suite of global tax management solutions.
“We believe the Delaware Valley is one of the best places in the world when it comes to offering both exciting career opportunities and an excellent quality of life,” said Alex Smith, VP of Communications and Public Affairs for Vertex and a member of the Main Line Chamber’s Board of Directors. “There is so much talent that has ties to this region. It’s our job to help them find fulfilling career opportunities without having to leave the area.”
As a corporate sponsor at 2013 U.S. Open in Ardmore, Pa., Vertex launched Vertex Enterprise,an entirely new software platform that is flexible and open to any vendor's tax software application. The software is built from the ground up specifically for the needs of Corporate Tax departments. It provides the data management and reporting capability the global tax executive needs, in a flexible, user-friendly system.
Also, in March, the company opened a new facility in Chesterbrook, Pa. to house Vertex’s Customer Support, Tax Research and Procedural Design and Development teams. The new facility will support increased demand for enterprise level corporate tax software and services.
“This is an exciting time for Vertex and we are looking for the best and brightest to support our growth,” added Westphal. “And we are not alone. This takes cooperation and a regional focus to make it happen. The Main Line Chamber understands that as do all of the other participants at the Regional Congress.”
Since 1978, Vertex, Inc., has been a leading provider of tax technology and services, enabling companies of all sizes to realize the full strategic potential of the tax function by automating and integrating tax processes, while leveraging advanced and predictive analytics of tax data. Vertex provides cloud-based and on-premise solutions that can be tailored to specific industries for every major line of tax, including income, sales and consumer use, value added and payroll. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, and with offices worldwide, Vertex is a privately held company that employs over 900 professionals and serves companies across the globe.