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Dave Aune

Job Titles


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

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, who helps grow organizations through financial modeling, analytics with cross functional communication and collaboration. Best known to bring people together to advance the mission and move organizations forward, while maintaining financial sustainability and growth.  Additional success as a financial college instructor and curriculum designer with experience across several industries. Most recently, Aune was 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

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

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

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, Talent Management and Succession Planning, and Cross Functional Training and Communication


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