Independent Auditors' Report on DHS' FY 2021 Financial Statements and Internal Control over Financial Reporting
KPMG LLP (KPMG), under contract with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, conducted an integrated audit of DHS’ fiscal year 2021 consolidated financial statements and internal control over financial reporting. KPMG issued an unmodified (clean) opinion on the financial statements, reporting that they present fairly, in all material respects, DHS’ financial position as of September 30, 2021. However, KPMG identified material weaknesses in internal control in two areas and other significant deficiencies in four areas. Consequently, KPMG issued an adverse opinion on DHS’ internal control over financial reporting. KPMG also reported noncompliance with two laws and regulations. KPMG made 19 recommendations to improve the Department’s internal control over financial reporting.