Grant Thornton named Vertex Modernization Award Winner


Vertex’s Modernization Award demonstrates Grant Thornton’s commitment to efficient technology solutions


CHICAGO — Grant Thornton LLP, one of America’s largest audit, tax and advisory firms, announced that it has been named the Vertex Modernization Partner Award winner for 2023. Vertex, Inc., a global provider of indirect tax technology solutions, honored Grant Thornton for its innovative and forward-thinking approach to tax services on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Vertex Exchange, the industry’s premier tax and technology conference.


Grant Thornton garnered the award based on its innovative te.x platform, which allows clients to more efficiently and cost effectively implement and maintain Vertex’s O Series solution. The te.x platform taps into technologies such as cloud computing and robotic process automation to bring potent capabilities to indirect tax implementation.


“This award complements our strategic alliance with Vertex and demonstrates our ability to support clients with innovative and efficient technology solutions,” said Rob Clarke, National Managing Principal, Tax Digital Consulting at Grant Thornton. “It’s all part of a winning formula that is helping Grant Thornton deliver personalized and integrated services to clients in a range of industries.”


“In the constantly evolving landscape of tax technology, our partners are our greatest allies – and the driving force behind innovation and change,” said Bradd Wildstein, Vice President of Global Partner Sales at Vertex. “Vertex Exchange was the perfect opportunity to honor Grant Thornton and our other winners for their outstanding contributions and achievements.”


Vertex’s Modernization Award showcases organizations, coalitions or initiatives that are taking inventive approaches as they navigate a complex and ever-changing external environment.


The Vertex Partner Awards are designed to recognize partners for their unique approach to using Vertex solutions and spotlight the value tax departments bring to their organizations. 


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About Vertex

Vertex, Inc. is a leading global provider of indirect tax solutions. The Company’s mission is to deliver the most trusted tax technology enabling global businesses to transact, comply and grow with confidence. Vertex provides solutions that can be tailored to specific industries for major lines of indirect tax, including sales and consumer use, value added and payroll. Headquartered in North America, and with offices in South America and Europe, Vertex employs over 1,400 professionals and serves companies across the globe.


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About Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton” is the brand for two professional-services entities: Grant Thornton LLP, a licensed, certified public accounting (CPA) firm that provides audit and assurance services ― and Grant Thornton Advisors LLC (not a licensed CPA firm), which exclusively provides non-attest offerings, including tax and advisory services. With revenues of $2.4 billion for the fiscal year that ended July 31, 2023, and dozens of offices nationwide, Grant Thornton represents a community of more than 9,000 problem solvers, relationship builders, and industry specialists who know that how we serve matters as much as what we do.


Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton Advisors LLC and their respective subsidiaries operate as an alternative practice structure (APS). The APS conforms with applicable laws, regulations and professional standards, including those from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Grant Thornton LLP and Grant Thornton Advisors LLC serve as the U.S. member firms of the Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL) network. GTIL and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership and all member firms are separate legal entities. Member firms deliver all services; GTIL does not provide services to clients.




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