Creative thinking the most important skill

Artificial Intelligence and robots are going to replace most of the jobs we know today.

Red & Yellow is the business school where talented people go to develop the career skills they need to thrive in this digital world.

We believe creative thinking is the most important skill of the future and it must be supported by uniquely human abilities such as leadership, adaptability and social intelligence.

We are a Creative School of Business that provides you with the commercial logic to grow successful organisations and more importantly the creative magic to set them apart.

We are teaching the great creators, inventors, leaders and entrepreneurs for the 21st Century.

We will be the most creative business school in the world.

Prepare students for career success

Our mandate, as educators, is to prepare students for career success in the future, not the past. This single-minded purpose is why we exist, and what continues to drive and inspire us 20+ years later.

Right now, we’re focused on equipping humans for the 21st Century realities, and the exciting opportunities that’ll arise from the digital explosion and ever-increasing pervasiveness of technology.

How we do this and what we believe in/ethos:

  • Teaching VS learning:Education is most valuable when it combines knowledge with practical skills and essential human traits – like creative thinking, negotiation, and empathy – that are becoming increasingly important differentiators and key contributors to career success vs survival
  • Real-life ready: we update our content constantly to ensure learnings are aligned not only to current industry needs and reality, but also shifts, trends and changes in the world at large
  • Industry relevance: we are in constant partnership with industry leaders as to gaps, needs and opportunities for the workforce of the future
  • Meaningful learning/highly employable: Every student, regardless of who they are and what they are studying, must have an enjoyable experience and come out with the essential combo of knowledge and know-how
  • Intention to make a real difference/add value: to produce highly-employable graduates who have the competitive edge over their peers, the ability to fast-track their careers, and hopefully become the great creators, leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs of the future
  • Private institution: which means we’re not only more agile and responsive, but also less affected by political upheavals (like protests and mass action)
  • Designed for 21st Century: focused on preparing humans for amazing careers in the spaces robots can’t invade
  • Lifelong learning is a non-negotiable: we cater for everyone, with a range of learning experiences
  • School-leavers: Degrees, diplomas and certificates that graduates are highly-employable and have an edge over their peers
  • Working professionals:upskilling with online short courses and workshops
  • Corporates: focused programmes tailored to address both developing the most productive workforce and satisfying B-BBEE requirements.

Join our dynamic team

We are looking for some fun, dynamic and downright talented individuals to join various teams across our fast growing company. See below for more details about the specific roles available and if you feel you have the combination of logic and magic we are looking for, please apply via


  • Type:Permanent
  • Probation:3 Months
  • Remuneration:Market-related
  • Location:Red & Yellow Campus Cape Town

Financial Manager

  • Type:Permanent
  • Probation:3 Months
  • Remuneration:Market-related
  • Location:Red & Yellow Campus Cape Town

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Financial Manager

This is a really exciting opportunity to step into a senior level finance role within one of South Africa’s pre-eminent marketing and advertising schools and really make it your own.

The Red & Yellow Brand is well-loved and well-known within the South African marketing and advertising community, and following its recent acquisition by Honoris United Universities (the first and largest pan-African university network), it is now set to radically ramp up its presence and activity within South Africa, and expand through the Honoris network across the continent.

You will be responsible for the full strategic and operational execution of the financial function of the Red and Yellow Group (including inter alia all financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting; financial control environment; internal and external audit; tax and treasury), ensuring the department performs and delivers in all respects at world class standards

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Role
  • Preparation and delivery of high quality, accurate and timely financial reporting, management reporting and budgeting:
  • Monthly management reporting deadlines (income statement, balance sheet, cashflow forecast) including monthly business unit reporting
  • Quarterly re-forecasting
  • Annual budgeting
  • Overall management of the insurance, tax (compliance and planning) , BBBEE, statutory and treasury portfolios
  • Ensure accuracy of monthly and annual revenue forecasts
  • Work closely with sales and operations teams to ensure high degree of forecast accuracy and reliability
  • Provide day to day operational information around the current health of the business, provide insights to department heads and internal stakeholders.
  • Timely and accurate filing of all statutory and tax reports and submissions
  • Drive financial and operational efficiencies – and deliver real business value – through detailed analysis (and insights and recommendations) at a product, client, departmental and/or business unit level
  • Preparation of monthly Exco presentations based on business performance, forecast and future challenges/prospects
  • Manage quick, efficient and clean annual audits
  • Maintenance and development of high quality financial control environment
  • Maintenance of up-to-date Finance Handbook, including clear documentation of all controls and duties, embodying clear segregation of duties
  • Addressing issues raised in auditors’ annual Reports To Management
  • Identifying and remedying weaknesses and risks in current controls
  • Management of minimisation of financial risk
  • Management, leadership and mentorship of direct and indirect financial reports