Vertex Inc., the leading provider of corporate tax solutions, was honored last evening for receiving SmartCEO magazine’s 2015 Philadelphia Corporate Culture Award. During an event held in Philadelphia, Vertex was recognized for their outstanding corporate culture and practices.
The Corporate Culture Awards celebrate 50 companies in Greater Philadelphia that have successfully championed a positive, productive, and performance-driven culture, and have worked with their employees to develop successful cultural practices.
“Vertex is honored to receive this award for our unique corporate philosophy and highly collaborative culture,” said Jeff Westphal, President and CEO of Vertex. “Our culture empowers employees to engage with clients in meaningful work to produce superior products and services.”
Vertex, founded in 1978, is a tax technology innovation company that has distinct characteristics that were not created overnight. The company promotes a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and satisfaction at work, and this in turn serves to drive innovation and performance that benefits its clients.
“We have thoughtfully, over time, designed a business and developed a company culture that optimizes our ability to do what we do,” said Colleen Kirk, Director of Organizational Development of Vertex. “Our company emphasizes individual and collective excellence, continual innovation, and customer intimacy, while never losing sight of the importance of a meaningful and flexible work environment — and this award is further proof that our culture reflects that,” she added.
Vertex was also awarded a second honor at the event in the form of the "Going Green" award for its vision and leadership in sustainable business practices. “Sustainability is wrapped in our core value of respect and is the right thing to do as a forward thinking business,” added Westphal. “We are proud of the ‘Going Green’ award because it validates the careful focus, consideration, and dedication we’ve given to this important initiative and it’s added a layer of environmental responsibility to our corporate culture.”
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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.