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

An Audit Manager is responsible for organizing and overseeing all the internal audits by the annual audit plan as well as managing a team of auditors. This position oversees the review process and makes the required recommendations to change the policies, implement new systems and modify the employee's roles and team structures.

The essential duties of this position are identifying risks and managing them, producing reports that are highlighting issues and providing potential solutions, actively engaging with the senior staff to gain a good understanding of the business, supervising, coaching and developing junior audit members within the team, ensuring total compliance with the internal and external requirements.

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.

Show willingness and patience to allow others to put their points across with interrupting them.

[employee comments goal]

Not to apportion blame to other people during any conflict.

Raise proper questions and backed up facts and information during any conflict management.

[employee comments goal]

Manage my emotions well during the process and to have good confidence.

Manage my time well enough so that I do not arrive at the interview place late.

[employee comments goal]

Anticipate outcomes based on the understanding of the company's decision-making bodies and power relationships

Build client's confidence using one's knowledge of the company's processes and the external community

[employee comments goal]

Identify the skills of each employee and assign duties based on his/her skill set

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

[employee comments goal]

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

Comprehend the goals with their relevance to the business and work to deliver the expectations

[employee comments goal]

Project a healthy self-image all the time setting the trend for others to follow

Always show self-confidence and inspire others to be confident in what they are dressed in

[employee comments goal]

Use your strength to meet the set objectives and grow your career

Accept positive criticism as a way to grow and mature career wise

[employee comments goal]

Learn to communicate and ask questions in order to avoid unnecessary conflicts, and waste less one's and other employees' time

Be smart about the three fundamentals of releasing stress; enough sleep, exercising few times a week and eating healthy

[employee comments goal]

Use the time of the day when one feels the most productive to perform tasks that need more focus and concentration

Ensure that all manufacturers and suppliers follow the quality procedures and meet the requirements and standards of the company

[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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