Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an accounting compliance officer.

An Accounting Compliance Officer is liable for ensuring that a company is conducting its business in full accordance with both the national and international laws and regulations about a particular industry. Professional standards must be maintained and embraced as the right business practices. This position is very crucial in helping organizations manage risks, maintain a positive reputation and avoid lawsuits.

Other primary responsibilities include developing, initiating and revising policies and procedures for the general company operations with the compliance program, managing daily operations of the company's compliance program, collaborating with other departments to direct compliance issues to the right channels for investigation and resolutions. Consulting with the corporate attorney as required to resolve difficult legal compliance issues.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:

Instructions

  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments

TEAMWORK SKILLS:

Show willingness to learn how to be a good and positive leader.

To make my voice be heard on the team so that I can actively participate in the decision-making process.

[employee comments goal]
CRITICAL THINKING:

Learn to figure out different possible options of solving problems on a short, medium and long-term range.

Show more assertiveness and decisiveness when dealing with problems and coming up with solutions.

[employee comments goal]
INNOVATION:

Adapt to new technology and innovative ways of using it to solve problems.

Show enough willingness, determination, and initiative, always to find solutions to any problem.

[employee comments goal]
ACCURACY:

Improve the observation skills and to pay attention to the small details.

Give room to other people to look at the work and to remove any errors from it.

[employee comments goal]
MANAGING AT TEAM:

Build employees' self-esteem through rewards and recognition or by giving them new responsibilities in order to increase their investment in the company

Create a vivid and compelling vision of the future that motivates all employees to want to achieve it

[employee comments goal]
PERSONAL GROWTH:

Remain committed to complete projects even when they are challenging

Learn to spend your time and resources well to ensure minimum wastage

[employee comments goal]
ADAPTABILITY:

Think creatively and outside job descriptions in order to explore different avenues as a way of embracing change

Show willingness to work extra hours in order to cover a colleague's responsibilities whenever there is need

[employee comments goal]
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Learn who works best through the phone, email, personal visits, or instant messaging and try to utilize their preferences when communicating with colleagues

Respect the workplace and how other employees work and avoid making them crazy with own personal habits

[employee comments goal]
PROBLEM/SITUATION ANALYSIS:

Break the problem down into smaller problems that are easily solvable until one is left with the actual cause of the problem

Make a chart of the steps one needs to take to solve a situation in order to see how everything fits together

[employee comments goal]
DEADLINES - ON TIME:

Learn how to manage distractions in order to gain control of own tasks and give the best

Regularly check the progress of the project at hand and communicate its status to the recipient

[employee comments goal]

Summary

Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments

Signatures

I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date: