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

An Internal Audit and Risk Senior Manager is accountable for validating the checks from the fundamental perspective of the business by evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the Firms internal controls using a risk-based methodology that is developed from professional auditing standards. This position reports directly to the Board Audit Committee.

Main duties includes monitoring the firm's compliance with internal guidelines that are set for risk management and monitoring, developing strong knowledge on operational risk as the primary focus, assisting in the completion of the audit plan supporting market, credit and liquidity risk, communicating with the senior management and the Board Audit Committee, providing recommendations for improvements.

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


Learn more linguistic languages so that I can write contents that can be read by different nationalities.

Check my writing before presenting it to remove the various writing errors such as improper grammar.

[employee comments goal]

To prepare and use visual aids more appropriately while making presentations.

Speak with great clarity and in a concise way that the audience can comprehend.

[employee comments goal]

Constantly remind oneself of times when own judgment served them well in order to fuel confidence in the ability to trust oneself

Examine in detail the opposite option that most experts are recommending as that could be the next big thing

[employee comments goal]

Evaluate own reasons for doing something or setting goals in order to take stock of one's priorities and feel motivated

Find an accountability partner that will regularly check in on one's progress and help one keep a commitment

[employee comments goal]

Think creatively outside the box and share ideas with the rest of the team

Understand the seriousness of the project and the time allocated to each project

[employee comments goal]

Enhance good communication as the core cornerstone of effective management

Take an approach that keeps your team focused on their goals

[employee comments goal]

Set personal goals that cultivate a team spirit in the business

Respect one another's personal views and work with what is acceptable to the company

[employee comments goal]

Follows up with colleagues after completing a task together in order to know how things are going or if they are facing any problems

Respect the workplace and how other employees work and avoid making them crazy with own personal habits

[employee comments goal]

Do quality and proactive risk management throughout, and avoid immediate reaction to changes

Conduct neutral and honest discussions in order to allow everyone involved make solid contributions

[employee comments goal]

Constantly use data reduction and synthesis methods to understand the patterns in data

Demonstrate more willingness to learn more about statistical analysis techniques and learn how to apply appropriate statistical tests

[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:

Related Articles