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

An Internal Auditor monitors and evaluates how well the risks are being managed and how the internal processes are working. This position provides a lot of consulting services advising management on how to improve systems and processes within the company. The nature of audits vary significantly; this post prioritizes on solving any issue that affects the survival and prosperity of the business.

Other general tasks include, attending meetings with auditees to develop an understanding of business processes, travelling to different sites to meet relevant staff and obtain documents and information, researching and assessing how well risk management processes are working and recording the results using software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, performing risk assessments on the main business activities and using this information to guide what to cover in audits

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


Allow the opportunity for one-on-one feedback in order to make it easier for the other person to say what he/she really thinks

Give the employee an opportunity to speak up during the meeting or ask questions about the feedback afterward

[employee comments goal]

Plan a schedule that cooperates with the company calendar for evaluation

Listen to the feedback from employees and take it into consideration

[employee comments goal]

Know the direction to follow in executing the projects presented

Become innovative always looking for better ways to solve everyday problems

[employee comments goal]

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

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]

Track how much time one spends on each task in order to identify tasks that take more time that needed

Put consistent effort into accomplishing own goals and try as much as possible to prevent own output from slipping

[employee comments goal]

Streamline tasks and processes, and create and implement timesaving strategies

Put more effort into finishing all tasks early to ensure they do not pile-up

[employee comments goal]

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

Learn better communication skills to assist in sharing and transferring knowledge effectively

[employee comments goal]

Learn to create a work-life balance and always schedule enough time for both work and non-work related activities

Show more willingness to work steadily towards both career and personal goals

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in doing similar tasks repeatedly for long periods of time

Put extra effort to work under pressure and tight deadlines

[employee comments goal]

Show more willingness to work in a team and with a diverse group of people when making designs

Learn how to use computer aided design technologies that assist in converting design information and requirements into workable drawings

[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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