Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an external audit senior.

An External Audit Senior is responsible for ensuring successful completion of assigned audit engagements. This includes preplanning, administration, and management of the entire process. This position reports to the Internal Audit Senior Management team.

General duties include, conducting assigned audit engagements successfully from beginning to end, identifying and communicating issues that have come up while offering solutions that are relevant to business and risk, developing an audit program and testing procedures that are related to risk and test objectives, ensuring adherence at all times to all the applicable departments and professional standards, supervising and offering guidance to junior auditors assigned to engagements

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


Do proper research to get accurate facts and figures before undertaking any task.

Always to gather data and information in a correct and appropriate manner.

[employee comments goal]

Always aim to develop and maintain strong and positive relationships with other people.

Know how best to manage and express my feelings and emotions.

[employee comments goal]

Plan to hold training and workshops to educate your workforce on better work ethics

Maintain a conflict free environment by dealing with pending issues

[employee comments goal]

Make decisions that favor all the employees instead of some

Allow private sessions to discuss the feedback with every individual

[employee comments goal]

Do not allow jealousy to have its way at the workplace

Desire to always work to the very best of your ability

[employee comments goal]

Go out of one's way to make new employees welcome by showing them how to go about things and offering assistance when they are facing problems with projects

Understand that every employee is unique in his/her own way and try to dwell on their positive qualities but not on the negative ones

[employee comments goal]

Get as much information as one can about the situation at hand and the options available to solve it

Talk with people who are experts in solving problems or those who are attached to the situation at hand and try to get a solution to the problem

[employee comments goal]

Use tools that will help one to determine the value of the task at hand and further own prioritizing skills in order to prioritize tasks effectively and meet deadlines

Share problems and tasks with other employees but learn to say not to them when one is short of time

[employee comments goal]

Evaluate the quality of knowledge and information critically before using it and seek for further knowledge where necessary

Share own experience, skills, and knowledge with others and readily support colleagues when they require knowledge and information

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in learning how to operate modern electronic devices

Seek for assistance when faced with challenges related to installing, using, and troubleshooting computer software

[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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