December 12, 2013

Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2013 Consolidated Financial Statements

Pursuant to requirements established by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994, the Office of Inspector General engaged the independent public accounting firm of KPMG, LLP (KPMG)  to perform the audit of the Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2013 Consolidated Financial Statements.  KPMG audited the consolidated financial statements of the Department as of September 30, 2013 and 2012, and the related consolidated statements of net cost, changes in net position, and custodial activity, and combined statement of budgetary resources for the years then ended. 

The audit revealed certain deficiencies in internal control related to unclassified network and information systems security that were considered to be a significant deficiency.  A significant deficiency was identified regarding Unclassified Network and Information Systems Security in the Department's system of internal controls, and is not considered a material weakness.  The audit disclosed no instances of noncompliance or other matters that are required to be reported under applicable audit standards and requirements. We appreciated the cooperation of Department elements during the review.

Topic: Management and Administration