Barry Anderson has been actively involved for over four decades in budgeting, helping presidents, prime ministers, and governors construct and implement their budgets, and helping disseminate the best practices of budgeting around the world. Most of his career has been with the U.S. federal government: as the senior career official at the White House's Office of Management and Budget; as the Deputy Director and then Acting Director of the Congressional Budget Office; and as a budget analyst at the General Accounting Office. Anderson also helped governors as the Deputy Director of the National Governors Association. Internationally, he was the head of the Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, and before that a budget advisor at the International Monetary Fund. He has also been a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, and has taught courses on the U.S. budget process for George Washington University and the Office of Personnel Management. He is currently an independent consultant on both domestic and international budget issues.