Nikola Jeremic, Developer in Belgrade, Serbia
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Nikola Jeremic

Verified Expert  in Engineering

RPA CoE Lead and Developer

Location
Belgrade, Serbia
Toptal Member Since
November 10, 2021

Nikola is a tech-savvy business advisor able to quickly analyze issues and provide actionable solutions. He has two master's degrees (tax law and economics), over ten years of experience in consulting, and more than five in hands-on development. At KPMG, he optimized a process that saved the company more than 5,000 hours annually. Nikola enjoys working with and being on the leading edge of technology. Previous roles have included RPA CoE lead, founder, business advisor, and principal.

Portfolio

Expert Group
C#, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Power Automate...
Gulf Coast Sequestration
Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Access, Databases, Microsoft Power BI
Goodfish
Microsoft Power Automate, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), API Connectors...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

UiPath, C#, SQL Server DBA, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Power Automate

The most amazing...

...solution I developed for EY administered ACCA qualifications throughout the whole CESA region (20 countries).

Work Experience

Principal

2021 - PRESENT
Expert Group
  • Founded a company to provide business process optimization services employing a network of ten associates.
  • Automated and redesigned clients' business processes using Microsoft Power Platform, resulting in FTE savings and increased processes quality.
  • Prepared and executed ETL process for risk modeling in a local bank. Automated business reporting for a regional furniture company and outsourced RPA services to local RPA providers.
Technologies: C#, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Power Automate, SQL Server DBA

MS Power Apps Developer

2023 - 2023
Gulf Coast Sequestration
  • Developed an internal SharePoint database for capturing meeting notes. Developed two Power Apps Interfaces to capture and edit details about their clients and meeting notes.
  • Developed a Power BI model to track meeting notes captured. Developed a Power BI report template to present captured notes. Developed a paginated report to display results in the form as requested by the client.
  • Worked with the client to establish priorities and managed to get through the challenging process of the client replacing project management on the project in the middle of the engagement.
Technologies: Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Access, Databases, Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power Automate Expert

2023 - 2023
Goodfish
  • Automated the purchase order processing process through different channels (email PDF, email Excel, and SAP Ariba) using a multi-technology approach to find optimal solutions to cases.
  • Used Microsoft Power Automate cloud flows to orchestrate order processing tools written in different technologies (Power Automate for desktop for SAP Ariba, Azure Functions for Excel files, and AI Builder for PDF files).
  • Achieved an automation rate of around 95% with an error rate of around 0%.
Technologies: Microsoft Power Automate, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), API Connectors, Business Services, Azure Functions, Azure SQL, Microsoft Power BI

Automation Developer

2023 - 2023
A Better You Wellness LLC
  • Developed a fully-fledged modular Microsoft Power Automate solution to manage the lead generation process.
  • Created a solution consisting of about a dozen scheduled and triggered flows that collect leads from various sources, synchronizing leads statuses in an internal database and CRM (Pipedrive).
  • Developed a Microsoft Power Apps interface for plug-and-play management of the workflow parameters, adding new business scenarios and modifying existing scenarios.
  • Integrated APIs across different lead management interfaces, including Hush mail, Facebook, and Marquiz leads to streamline it to a new lead management system.
Technologies: UiPath, Automation, Automation Framework Development, Selenium, Process Automation, Task Automation, Microsoft Power Automate, Microsoft Power Apps

RPA CoE Lead

2021 - 2022
Generali Insurance Serbia
  • Designed and created all RPA CoE-related documentation, including the framework, process selection, development standards and best practices, security considerations, and operation manuals.
  • Automated dozens of processes, including transactional core insurance and satellite systems. Designed, developed, and automated the transportation expense claim management in the Microsoft Power Platform.
  • Prepared a methodology for project and portfolio management and optimization.
Technologies: UiPath, SQL Server DBA, SQL Server BI, LINQ, C#, Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Business Advisor (Senior Manager)

2018 - 2021
EY
  • Developed an app that enables bank's clients to use tax advisory services, automatically generate their annual tax return, make an appointment with a tax advisor, and get access to tax-related resources.
  • Implemented robotic process automation in several banks and companies using UiPath, including automating the booking of salaries (heavy OCR), bills of exchange registration, reporting automation, etc. Served as a key team member and project manager.
  • Developed a fully fledged solution for administering ACCA qualifications throughout the whole CESA region (20 countries). Designed and developed a solution from scratch in ASP.NET MVC.
Technologies: C#, UiPath, Blue Prism, Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Automate

Transfer Pricing Advisor

2013 - 2018
KPMG
  • Optimized transfer pricing documentation preparation that saved more than 5,000 hours annually by designing and developing a software suite. Subsequently sold the solution to KPMG offices in Poland, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, and Bulgaria.
  • Created a new service line (transfer pricing analysis of financial transactions). Designed and developed tools for the automatic calculation of arm's length interest rates and swap/futures rates.
  • Involved in preparing more than 1,000 documentation reports and provided international tax advice for over 100 clients.
Technologies: C#, Excel VBA, JavaScript, Taxation

Tax App for Banca Intesa

http://magnificataxsupport.bancaintesa.rs
A .NET and Angular application enabling bank clients to access tax advisory services from the chosen provider. The app allows users to generate their annual tax returns, make an appointment with a tax advisor, and access the tax-related resource library. I designed the solution, defined the architecture, and developed the back end.

ACCA Admin Panel for EY

An ASP.NET core solution augmented by robotic process automation (RPA) for real-time management of ACCA qualifications throughout the whole CESA region in EY. The solution allows ACCA students to file exam requests. Each request is screened against corporate policies (multi-configurable policies for each country), and upon approval, the request is submitted by RPA to the official ACCA platform. Results of the exams are fed in the platform by a batch SSIS job running based on the official results of the ACCA exams. I have designed, developed, and maintained solutions for more than two years.

RPA for Eurobank Serbia

Initiated, designed, and delivered a full-scale robotic process automation project for a major local bank in Serbia-Eurobank. Assisted the client in choosing business processes for automation, including the booking of salaries (including ABBY OCR), bills of exchange registration (a multi-stage process involving OCR), standing orders execution, and financial reports automation.

The project involved a CoE set-up that lasted less than six months and achieved significant FTE reduction.
2012 - 2013

Master's Degree in Tax Law

University of Belgrade - Belgrade, Serbia

2011 - 2013

Master's Degree in Economics

University of Belgrade - Belgrade, Serbia

SEPTEMBER 2021 - SEPTEMBER 2022

Power App Maker

Microsoft

JULY 2021 - JULY 2022

Azure Developer

Microsoft

JUNE 2021 - JUNE 2023

Database Administrator

Microsoft

FEBRUARY 2020 - FEBRUARY 2022

Microsoft Certified Professional

Microsoft

JUNE 2019 - PRESENT

UiPath Advanced Developer

UiPath

Libraries/APIs

LINQ

Tools

Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Apps, SQL Server BI, Microsoft Access

Languages

C#, Excel VBA, JavaScript, GraphQL

Paradigms

Automation

Storage

SQL Server DBA, Azure SQL, Databases

Frameworks

Angular, Windows PowerShell, Selenium

Platforms

Microsoft Power Automate, Azure Functions

Other

UiPath, Taxation, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Automation Framework Development, Process Automation, Finance, Cloud, Task Automation, Quantitative Analysis, Public Finance, Blue Prism, API Connectors, Business Services

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