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

An Internal Audit Senior is responsible for performing individual internal audit projects as part of the total internal audit plan. The internal audit position helps the organizations stay on the right financial path. This senior position works together with junior internal auditors as well as accountants to provide the required information.

More responsibilities include developing internal audit scope, performing internal audit procedures, preparing internal audit reports that reflect the results of the work done, Assist in internal audit management with periodic reports presented to the audit committee, developing an annual internal audit plan, championing internal controls, perform follow up on the outstanding internal audit issues.

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 pay close attention to what others have to say and not to interrupt them.

Be more willing to compromise for the best interest of the team.

[employee comments goal]

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

Do not to tolerate any sloppy work at any given point.

[employee comments goal]

To perform my administrative roles in a professional manner and without any fear or prejudice.

Learn to attentively listen when others are talking and not to interrupt them in any way.

[employee comments goal]

Understand what the team is supposed to achieve and work hard to do so

Realize what the team needs to achieve and what extent they have to go to do it

[employee comments goal]

Actively seek to build and enhance a solid working relationship among the workforce and staff

Utilize the communication techniques provided for the various situations that come up

[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]

Develop a plan in order to keep problem-solving process on track and find a solution in the shortest time possible

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]

Get more training on effective time-management skills that speed up productivity

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

[employee comments goal]

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

Show willingness to adopt to new ideas that can improve own knowledge capabilities

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort to learn more math skills and apply them effectively when analyzing problems and designing solutions

Pay attention to detail and use sketches, verbal instructions, and notes to assist in completing complex project designs

[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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