NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Marco Mutonji
January 23, 2023
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Marco Mutonji, and I am a Certified Public Accountant with more than ten years of experience in the financial industry. For the last nine years, I have worked for Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY). I am married with two young children, and in my spare time, I love spending time with my family and being involved in my community – New Haven!
Tell us about your job search.
Before joining Yale University, I worked as an auditor for a public accounting firm (RSM US LLP). When the opportunity came to work for Yale University, I did not hesitate. WHRY was looking for a candidate with an accounting background. So, with the help of New Haven Works, I applied for the position and was hired as an accountant.
You joined New Haven Works during your job search. What was that experience like?
New Haven Works helped me during my job search nine years ago by offering useful information and guidance. They helped me to prepare for the interviews, and I was able to stand out among other qualified candidates. The staff at New Haven Works were responsive to my questions and ensured that I was well-informed about the open position and Yale’s culture.
Tell us about your current role at Yale.
At WHRY, I oversee all financial aspects of the center’s operations. In this role, I prepare our annual operating budget and a multi-year financial plan; manage the center’s portfolio, which includes endowments, gifts, and grants; and ensure financial compliance with university policies, state and federal regulatory guidelines, and contractual obligations. I conduct data analysis and prepare ad hoc reports for financial planning. More importantly, I collaborate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including faculty, colleagues across the university’s business offices, our volunteer community advisory council, individual donors, and private foundations.
I love being a part of an effective institution with a vital mission, such as WHRY. My role and responsibilities continue to evolve, all thanks to the support of my manager and the leadership of WHRY!
What advice do you have for other job seekers?
As a New Haven resident, I encourage everyone living in the city and looking for a job to use the resources available to them, especially New Haven Works. The job market continues to be competitive, but with support, it is easy to stand out and succeed.