McGladrey LLP and Vertex SMB Announce Strategic Partnership

Chicago-based McGladrey LLP (FY13 net revenue of $1.4 billion) announced a strategic partnership with Vertex SMB, the primary sales and use tax solutions provider for small and medium-sized business. McGladrey believes the partnership will help its clients with their complex sales tax challenges.

Built on Vertex software, TaxCentral offers small and medium-sized businesses a solution that integrates directly with mid-market enterprise resource planning systems and leading ecommerce platforms. The relationship between Vertex SMB and McGladrey LLP will provide the middle market with a first-class, scalable solution that requires no upfront software investment by business owners, the firms say.

“As the first full-service firm to align with Vertex SMB, McGladrey is elated with our new partnership,” says Steve Parish, principal and national sales tax automation leader for McGladrey. “In the sales and use tax automation arena, one size doesn’t necessarily fit all. As our clients’ trusted advisors, we are focused on providing the right services and solutions to meet simple and complex sales and use tax compliance needs.”

David Henkin, vice president and general manager at Vertex SMB, says, “Combining their expertise with our unique tax calculation solution will bring unprecedented value to McGladrey, as well as Vertex SMB’s current and future clients.”