Mr. John

Mr. John Kirk


A recognized international executive with over 30 years experience in Outsourcing, Shared Services, Process Improvement, CEO Coaching, and Corporate Strategy, John Kirk is a leading authority in Global Business Management. He honed his results-oriented approach in leadership roles as a Covansys Vice President, a KPMG Partner, an IBM Corporation Principal, and a Dun & Bradstreet Software Senior Manager, and has an established reputation in the field of Global Management Advisory.

John's international background makes him uniquely qualified in his field. In his early years he lived and was educated in Europe and this experience continues to shape a deep appreciation for international cultures and the nuances of international business. His career began in HR for several manufacturing plants, where he educated himself through deep immersion on the factory floor, talking with line supervisors and developing a real-world approach to managing by walking around. Through subsequent positions he acquired extensive experience in developing global operations, outsourcing/offshoring and launching global products.

In his current role as CEO and Managing Partner of J Phillip Partners he consults and provides CEO coaching for primarily Fortune 100 to Fortune 500 companies.

John is a columnist for SSON, focusing on SME's adoption of sourcing models including shared services & outsourcing.

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It’s no secret that there has been one topic in the finance community that has been growing louder and louder: Robotic Process Automation, or RPA. However, Trintech takes RPA one step further with Risk Intelligent RPA™ (RI RPA). But what is RI RPA, how does it affect the close process, and how are other companies currently utilizing automation to...Full Article »
When companies take the leap into “Automation World,” they typically arrive first in RPA Land, where they can easily configure the software to automate repeatable and mundane processes. Extending these automation initiatives to reap the benefits of cognitive technologies changes a purely back-office process efficiency play into a true digital-...Full Article »
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Join this webinar to see how Thomson Reuters navigated past their challenges to bring greater efficiencies to their accounting operations and accelerate their financial close....Full Article »
The office of finance is continuously tasked with improving finance efficiencies and reducing costs, while providing a higher quality, higher value service to the business. However, organizations are struggling to achieve this due to existing manual processes, limited visibility, a lack of control over their financials, and inadequate technology...Full Article »
Simplifying processes for the customers of BC Clinical and Support Service (BCCSS) team was a focal point of their value proposition. Starting with a foundation of consistent, well-documented Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and complimenting it with sound process governance the BCCSS team set out on a province-wide service mission to reduce...Full Article »
If you’re a leader within shared services, you are increasingly being asked not just to reduce costs but to “give hours back” to the business and improve the speed and quality of service delivery. While the first wave of RPA was predominantly a narrowly deployed cost-cutting tool, technology advancements that pre-package solutions (e.g., AP, O2C,...Full Article »
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Join intelligent automation (IA) industry experts from EY and SSON as they share key highlights from SSON Analytics' recently released 3rd Quarter Intelligent Automation Universe Analytics Report, which provides IA market updates, including global customer adoption trends and vendor capabilities. This interactive panel discussion will draw...Full Article »
Business drivers are key to aligning internal HR operations and can open the door for digital transformation within the organization...Full Article »
Modern finance leaders understand the importance of process standardisation, automation and visibility in ensuring an efficient and error-free control environment, to guarantee the integrity of their financial statements and compliance....Full Article »
Shared services centers process thousands of transactions with billions of individual activities. But how can process owners ensure that these transactions are efficient, compliant and at the right cost?By taking an innovative look at their existing data, companies can finally answer these questions.In this session, we’ll take you through how...Full Article »
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