Dr Dan Herbert

Dr Dan Herbert

The Department of Accounting
Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


BSc ( Hons) - Leicester
PhD - Birmingham
Chartered Public Finance Accountant


Dan undertook his professional training with the National Audit Office. During this time he worked on value for money audits of UK central government departments. After qualifying he moved to work in local government undertaking a variety of financial reporting and management accounting roles.
He then moved into a training role providing professional training for CIPFA, ACCA and CIMA. He completed his PhD on the financial accountability processes in UK local authorities in 2005.

Prior to joining the University Dan was Head of Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Oxford Brookes University.


Advanced Management Accounting


  • Public sector financial accountability mechanisms
  • Uses of open data by business and government

Other activities

External examiner ESC Rennes School of Business and SOAS University of London


Herbert D (2011) Release of WGA Open Knowledge Foundation. http://blog.okfn.org/2011/07/13/release-of-whole-of-government-accounts/

Herbert D and Evans L (2011) Council £500 spending data; why we can't use it to hold government to account. Guardian Newspaper Datablog. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/datablog/2011/mar/18/public-finance-data-store?INTCMP=SRCH

Herbert D Evans L and Taggart C 2011 data.gov.uk; financial accountability paradigm shift? 2011 CIGAR conference, Ghent

Herbert D (2010) You and whose army Public Finance 16th Sept http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/features/2010/09/finance-on-the-front-line/