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

An Internal Audit Senior Manager is responsible for managing all the auditors and auditing processes set in place. He is the overall manager of the entire verification process with both junior and senior auditors reporting to him/her. This position allows verification of any data provided by the auditing group before it is released to the president of the company or the CEO.

More responsibilities include verifying the annual internal reports, ensuring internal controls and corporate laws are both compliant, follow-up on pending audit reports, leading auditors meetings, training, and workshops, conducting the risk assessment of assigned departments, identify risk based audit programs and find solutions.

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

Give room to other people to look at the work and to remove any errors from it.

[employee comments goal]

Explain and convince other employees of the need for adaptation and change of structures, policies, and methods

Use knowledge of corporate politics to handle difficult situations effectively and with discretion

[employee comments goal]

Try to link the performance of employees to the positive outcomes of the company while giving feedback

Divide feedback into positive and negative columns for personal use and to ensure that it is fair and balanced

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to clearly explain to other employees everything from the company's goals to specific tasks

Take responsibility for the atmosphere one creates and shape it with one's own behavior

[employee comments goal]

Be willing to improve the quality of performance by taking on training

Think creatively of new ways to solve upcoming problems in the workplace

[employee comments goal]

Choose to keep a positive attitude all the time no matter what

Learn how to work together with others without causing conflict

[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

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]

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

Regularly check the progress of the project at hand and communicate its status to the recipient

[employee comments goal]

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

Participate in networking opportunities that can assist to learn from others and encourage others to participate

[employee comments goal]

Work extra hard to learn how to troubleshoot 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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