Dave Aune

Job Titles

  • Adjunct Instructor
    Accounting (B.S.) College of Adult and Professional Studies
    Business Management (B.S.), College of Adult and Professional Studies
    Management Information Systems (B.S.) College of Adult and Professional Studies


Financial accounting, budgeting, construction project management, facility master planning; long-term strategic modeling with educational component for Governance groups; and staff coaching, team-building and career development

Started at Bethel



  • University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management - BS, Accounting, 1978
  • Argosy University Twin Cities - Executive MBA, Finance, 2013


Aune is an accomplished Business and Finance Leader, helping organizations grow through financial modeling, use of analytics, and cross functional communication and collaboration. He strives to bring people together to advance the mission and move organizations forward, while maintaining financial sustainability and growth. Most recently, Aune was CFO at HIRED, a nonprofit organization assisting unemployed individuals develop job skills and career opportunities. Previously, he has worked as a COO, CFO or in other financial capacities in various industries, including: K-12 Education, Higher Education, Legal, Media, Retail and in Public Accounting. He has particular interest in the Social, Environmental and Financial aspects of Sustainability. His goal is to help students reduce the complex accounting and finance information into a form understandable by non-finance staff, managers and governance members.

Courses Taught

Financial Accounting for Managers, Corporate Finance, Intermediate Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Advance Accounting

Certificates and Licenses

Certified Public Accountant (State of Minnesota)

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

American Institute and Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants; Member

Financial Executives International - Member

Hobbies and Interests

Prison Ministry & Quest 180 Addiction Recovery Program - Eagle Brook Church

Areas of expertise

P & L Management, Financial Modeling, Budget Management, Facility Management, GAAP, Financial Analysis, Teaching, Curriculum Development, Governance Education, Construction Planning and Implementation, Staff Development


Keys to success in business and in life are to be honest, genuine, keep your commitments, listen, build strong relationships and serve others.