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Independent Auditors' Report on DHS' FY 2013 Financial Statements and Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Executive Summary

KPMG expressed an unmodified opinion on the Department’s balance sheet as of September 30, 2013, and the related statements of net cost, changes in net position, and custodial activity, and combined statement of budgetary resources for the year then ended (referred to as the “FY 2013 financial statements”). However, KPMG identified eight significant deficiencies in internal control, of which four are considered material weaknesses. Consequently, KPMG issued an adverse opinion on DHS’ internal control over financial reporting as of September 30, 2013.

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