On 1 january 2013 Royal NIVRA and NOvAA were merged in a new organization, the NBA (Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants - The Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants). The NBA is the professional body for accountants in the Netherlands. The NBA's membership comprises of a broad, varied occupational group of over 20,000 professionals working in public accountancy practice, at government agencies, as internal auditors or in organizational management. Every accountant should regard integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care, confidentiality and professional behaviour as fundamental behavioural standards. The NBA assists accountants in fulfilling their crucial role in society, both today and in the future.