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Dave Aune

Job Titles

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

Started at Bethel



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

Areas of expertise

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


Aune is a Regional Director of Finance at The Art Institutes, a group of arts and culinary colleges, supporting several campuses in the Midwest region. Previously, he has worked as a COO, CFO or in other financial capacities in various industries, including: K-12 Education, Legal, Media, Retail and in Public Accounting. He has particular interest in the Social, Environmental and Financial impacts of Sustainability.

Courses Taught

Accounting for Managers, Financial Decision Making (Corporate Finance)

Certificates and Licenses

Certified Public Accountant “Inactive” ( State of Minnesota)

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

American Institute and Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants – Member

Hobbies and Interests

Stephen Ministry Director (White Bear Lake Campus) – Eagle Brook Church


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