Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a corporate internal auditor.

A Corporate Internal Auditor is responsible for providing the company with an independent, objective assessment of the firm's operations to guarantee their compliance. This warranty is offered through following a disciplined, systematic approach to risk management in managing the governance methods.

The primary duties of this position are implementing a consulting service advising the management on how to improve systems and processes, researching and assessing how well the risk management processes are working and recording the results found using the software provided, attending meetings with auditees to develop an understanding of business processes, performing risk assessments on the main business activities and using this information to guide what to cover in audits.

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


Maintain strong and direct eye contact when talking to people.

Stimulate conversations by asking open-ended questions and encourage others to continue taking.

[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]

To always take the time to listen to others when they talk and not to interrupt them.

Learn to assess and manage potential conflicts at a personal and group level.

[employee comments goal]

Do not hold back pertinent data that the company requires

Do a thorough analysis of facts before delivering a final result on each project

[employee comments goal]

Use positive language to define own goals and avoid using negative phrases that would make one lose focus on the goals

Create a mission statement in order to help direct own energy and time to accomplishing all important goals

[employee comments goal]

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

Work closely with the product/service development team in order to establish quality standards when a new product/service is developed

[employee comments goal]

Rely on only the tested and proven forecasting tools to increase accuracy

Encourage the use of smart analytics to track statistics, monitor competition, and analyze ranking in the market

[employee comments goal]

Provide timely and constructive solutions or advice to customers and make them feel they are fully understood

Prioritize your workload effectively based on the needs of a customer

[employee comments goal]

Learn to use standard scheduling terminologies that all team members can understand

Learn to add some contingency time for unexpected events when scheduling tasks

[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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