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

An Internal Controls Manager is the watchdog of the company, department or division. His primary task is to develop policies and procedures as well as ensure their implementation and monitor compliance. This position is known to keep a company focused on its objectives to keep it from engaging in illegal or unethical activities that could lead to regrets.

Other responsibilities include conducting ongoing reviews of all the operating procedures; company controls to determine any potential hazards or breaches of the conduct, creating annual plans together with the senior management and financial supervisors to assess the adequacy of asset safeguards, outlining the organization's code of ethics and training the staff in using best practices.

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


Give daily and weekly reviews in order to make tracking and analyzing an employee's work much easier

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

[employee comments goal]

Set workable personal goals that will help met the company goals

Learn to spend your time and resources well to ensure minimum wastage

[employee comments goal]

Always discuss a problem with the person involved instead of discussing it with other employees behind his/her back

Take the time to reward, recognize, thank and specify the contributions of colleagues who have assisted one accomplish a certain task

[employee comments goal]

Use collaborative task tracking software in order to spot employees who are not reporting their progress or who are behind schedule

Try to imagine possible outcomes of a particular decision and potential problems that might ensue from it

[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]

Streamline tasks and processes, and create and implement timesaving strategies

Meet all deadlines and make the best use of the available time

[employee comments goal]

Look for new sources of knowledge and maintain an organized list of sources relevant to a given task

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

[employee comments goal]

Learn to break bigger issues into smaller manageable parts when handling complex research situations

Constantly use insight gained from existing feedback to improve research methods in the future

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in learning how to operate modern electronic devices

Learn to integrate software and modern computing power when applying analytics to make strategic decisions

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to read a wide range of machine prints and diagrams

Put extra effort to complete tasks that have cost restraints and always meet all deadlines

[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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