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

An Internal Audit Manager oversees the performance of the full review cycle that includes the risk management and control management on all operations, financial reliability, and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations. He/She also determines the internal audit scope and develops annual plans that ought to be followed.

General duties for this position include Performing and controlling the full review cycle, determining internal audit scope and develop annual plans, obtaining, analyzing and evaluating accounting documentation, preparing and presenting reports that reflect audit's results and document process, identifying loopholes and recommended risk aversion measures and cost savings and maintaining an open communication with management and audit committee.

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


Always works for that which profits the business and develops the employees

Understand the need to work as a team and the part each player ought to play

[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

Take some coaching for better skills in performing assessments and appraisals

[employee comments goal]

Remain committed to complete projects even when they are challenging

Be accountable to the management and showcase your daily or weekly achievement

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in tasks that need to be prioritized and innovate methods to take on new tasks

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

[employee comments goal]

Suggest alternative dates for a deadline if one feels the deadline is unrealistic or try to find out which tasks one can put on hold in order to meet the deadline

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

[employee comments goal]

Develop or use systems to organize or track information and work progress

Clearly communicate to other employees when they are not meeting the expected results and encourage them to propose ideas to increase performance

[employee comments goal]

Avoid constant interruptions and distractions that waste time meant for working on a project

Seek assistance to solve a problem quickly instead of struggling and lagging behind

[employee comments goal]

Show willingness to review new tasks for their knowledge requirements and understand when to seek new information and knowledge

Check the experience and knowledge of others before starting new tasks

[employee comments goal]

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

Show more willingness to take on new challenges and put extra effort to solve problems

[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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