Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a certified internal auditor.

A certified internal auditor is an accountant who conducts internal audits in an organization. It is offered to an accountant who has passed the four-part exam which includes the superior knowledge of issues, risks, and remedies about internal audits. He/she evaluates how well the company can manage risks as well as how well the internal processes are working.

Other important duties includes providing ad hoc advice and guidance to managers and staff at all levels, attending meetings with other auditors to ensure they develop an understanding of different business processes, providing support to management on how to handle new opportunities, researching and assessing how well risk management processes are working while recording the results

Employee Performance Goals Sample

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


  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


To perform research well enough before undertaking any troubleshooting task.

Learn to give and receive constant feedback on the task being handled.

[employee comments goal]

To always work in a very peaceful environment to ensure no distractions are entertained.

Work and deliver good content or results without being monitored.

[employee comments goal]

Practice on little things so that when complex judgment calls need to be made, one has evidence to show that they can handle it

Interact with colleagues who have constantly demonstrated good judgment in every field one likes

[employee comments goal]

Pay attention to detail in order to avoid missing important points or steps when performing a task or accomplishing goals

Identify adjustments in one's area of responsibility and set priorities accordingly

[employee comments goal]

Use tools and apps such as tangible reminders that help one to keep focused on the tasks at hand

Become effective at switching tasks and release all emotional energy attached to the task once it has been completed

[employee comments goal]

Use a decision journal and capture the issue, the expectations, the assumptions, and the time-frame for evaluating results

Step away and check out how urgent and how important a decision really is in order to know how soon a decision should be made

[employee comments goal]

Ensure that every employee knows what is expected of him/her by translating a complex strategy into simple objectives and actions

Talk about the past performance but focus on the future; provide coaching and training to help employees develop new skills for future projects

[employee comments goal]

Adhere to the rules provided for a smooth relationship with the management

Learn to adapt to new situations and significant changes by embracing change from the inside

[employee comments goal]

Learn to hold back and count one to three before responding to negative feedback

Make an action plan to overcome one's weaknesses, like taking a public speaking course, in order to feel empowered and overcome fear

[employee comments goal]

Work with colleagues to keep team knowledge updated and put in place effective mechanisms for being alerted on new knowledge

Check the experience and knowledge of others before starting new tasks

[employee comments goal]


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


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:

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