LaMonica Earns Vertex® Certification

State And Local Tax Senior Manager Earns Valuable Credential

Cleveland, Ohio – Rea & Associates, a regional accounting and business consulting firm, announces that Kathy LaMonica, a senior manager on the firm’s state and local tax team, has earned the Vertex® Certified Professional designation after completing the program’s series of web-based training modules and exams.

Vertex, Inc. is 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. The program sets the standard for Vertex® product knowledge and provides organizations with an effective way to develop and recognize experienced tax professionals. With the certification, LaMonica demonstrates a mastery-level of understanding of the Vertex® technology products.

“Kathy continues to demonstrate her commitment to professional development and client service. Solidifying this certification is a testament to her commitment,” said Joe Popp, JD, LLM, Rea’s director of state and local tax services. “By completing the Vertex Certified Program, Kathy has successfully demonstrated her extensive knowledge of the program and will be able to provide clients with a deeper understanding of their technological operations.”

As a senior manager on the firm’s SALT team, LaMonica is responsible for assisting clients in all areas of state and local tax. Her area of specialty, however, is in her ability to provide insight into various technology solutions to complicated multi-state corporate sales/use tax compliance issues.

LaMonica joined Rea in 2018, after having accumulated more than 15 years of accounting industry experience. LaMonica earned her bachelor’s degree in history from St. Mary’s College located in Notre Dame, Indiana. She resides in Chagrin Falls.