Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an information technology auditor.

An Information Technology Auditor is liable for planning and performing audits of the general systems and administration controls, IT processes, project management and data integrity in liaison with the business review specialists.

This position has roles that include participation in the planning of the audits to include the identification and evaluation of objectives, inherent risks, and controls, executing internal audit procedures and developing audit work papers and internal audit reports that reflect the results of work performed, following up and performing validation of remediation activities to ensure control issues are adequately resolved, showing applications integrated audits and project management review, staying abreast of best practices, laws, rules and regulations impacting financial institutions.

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 to use fewer words to say or explain our points or views to avoid making the audience bored.

Seek clarification on the points that are not very well understood.

[employee comments goal]

Ask appropriate questions and to seek for clarifications on issues not well understood.

Learn to ask and put the caller on hold correctly and professionally.

[employee comments goal]

Always aim to develop and maintain strong and positive relationships with other people.

To always asks effective and open-ended questions to get to information that is more detailed on issues not well understood.

[employee comments goal]

Invest in high-quality training that enhances better productivity in future

Balance out working and personal time to bring up a happy workforce

[employee comments goal]

Invest in the unity of the team rather than conflict and disagreements

Keep your personal needs last and let the team take precedence

[employee comments goal]

Keep up a positive attitude that interacts with others well

Commit yourself to work with an open heart and help others where they need help

[employee comments goal]

Organize all smaller goals in one place in order to check progress easily and accomplish them effectively

Network and surround oneself with like-minded people who will encourage own accomplishments and point out weak areas

[employee comments goal]

Research the marketplace and competition regularly in order to stay abreast of the market or industry developments

Train employees on the importance of producing quality results and make sure that everyone is aware of the company's quality requirements

[employee comments goal]

Devote own attention to tasks that one needs to complete first and save later dates for projects with later deadlines

Delegate tasks that actually need to be delegated in order to avoid feeling overloaded and overwhelmed

[employee comments goal]

Work extra hard to get more certifications in new technology fields

Learn to use data mining techniques to identify patterns and predict future trends

[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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