John Lankenau, Master’s of Science in Taxation, Certified Public Accountant
44326 Harbor Drive, Lancaster, California, USA 93536
November 26, 2011
Dear School Director or Hiring Manager,
Please consider me for a position as an English or Spanish language teacher, software
teacher, business subjects teacher, or accountant. I am seeking to start a long-term job
in Ukraine as soon as one is available. I intend to relocate permanently to Ukraine by
I have twenty years of experience as an accountant and very well know American
business practices, accounting, auditing, and taxation. I am an expert in Microsoft Excel
and Word and have significant experience teaching Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows and
other software. I am a Certified Public Accountant with extensive leadership experience.
I have a Masters Degree in Taxation and have emphasized developing fluency in
English, Russian, and Spanish, and very advanced knowledge of world geography
including in depth knowledge of Ukraine and its culture. I am currently learning
I intend to use my skills and strong work ethic to meet the objectives of my future
employer. Please contact me if you have a position that you find me qualified for. I have
strong communication skills and I am a responsible and very team oriented employee,
who wants to represent my future employer in a very professional manner. I am very
punctual with excellent attendance and I am very courteous in my communication with
all people I interact with. I enjoy teaching very much and have a strong desire to use my
knowledge and teaching skills for the benefit of my future students and my employer. As
a teacher, I seek to meet the learning objectives of the class as a whole and of each
Thank you very much.
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JOHN LANKENAU, Master of Science Degree in Taxation, Certified Public Accountant
PERSONAL DETAILS CONTACT INFORMATION
BIRTH: Los Angeles, California, USA (661) 722-9013
Martial Status: Single 3322 Harbor Dr.; Lancaster, California, USA
Native Language: English
I worked for twenty years as an accountant and am knowledgeable in American
business practices, accounting, auditing, and taxation. I have advanced computer skills,
and am a Certified Public Accountant with extensive management experience.
I have a Masters Degree in Taxation and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. I speak,
read, and write English, Russian, and Spanish.
I believe that my skills and a very strong work ethic and excellent attitude will enable me
to fulfill my job duties well. I am very professional and business like in the performance
of my job duties and I actively seek to accomplish all objectives assigned by my
May 2011 - 100-Hour TESL/TESOL Certification
LCC at University of California at Los Angeles, USA
2000 - Master of Science – Taxation – California State University Northridge, 2000
(18111 Nordhoff, 91330) (3.7 Grade Point Average (4.0 = top grade).
1986 - Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting - California State University
Northridge, California, USA
10 computer classes.
Extensive study of the geography of many nations over the last 20 years.
Extensive study of Russian and Spanish.
Objective: A long-term job teaching English, Spanish, Geography, software, or
business subjects (accounting, economics, finance, and income taxation).
English: I am a native speaker, and speak, read, write at a very advanced level.
Spanish: I speak, read, and write above the conversational level.
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Russian: I speak, read, and write at the conversational level.
Ukrainian: I am currently studying Ukrainian full time.
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
May 2011 – Present: Full time study of Ukrainian.
July 2010 – May 2011: Full time study of Russian.
July 2007 – June 2010:
Full time study of taxation, accounting, finance, and banking. I wrote a 180-page
thesis on accounting vs. tax reporting, and a 100-page thesis on Microsoft Office
Aug. 2004 – June 2007: Auditor, PFF Bank (no longer exists), 9337 Milliken Avenue;
Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA, 91729.
I administered auditing for Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K and 10-
Q financial reporting. I prepared corporate tax work, did accounting research, wrote
accounting procedures, and implemented software.
Aug. 2001 – July 2004: Accounting Manager, Kaiser Federal Bank, PO Box 6707,
Covina, California, USA 91722; 800.524.2274.
I prepared financial statements. I supervised an accounting staff in financial
reporting, payroll, and accounts payable. I improved the staff’s efficiency by
automating their Excel files, and teaching them computer classes.
Feb. 1999 – Aug. 2001: Manager, Wallace & Associates, Certified Public
Accountant, 16000 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 804; Encino, California, USA; 91436.
I prepared tax returns and client financial statements; and resolved client issues with
the U.S. tax agency (IRS). Among clients, I developed a reputation for quality
service. I hired, trained, and supervised staff.
Sep. 1986 – Nov. 1998 – Tax/Accounting positions: 7 years with Accounting firms and 3
years with a bank.
I prepared tax returns and did accounting for clients.
RELEVANT ACQUIRD SKILLS
Leadership, Management and Organizational Skills.
Research and Planning Skills.
Human Relations Skills:
Teaching Skills: I can teach most business subjects (including accounting and
business English). I can teach Microsoft Word and Excel, and any geography
I have advanced knowledge of many countries, including Ukraine. I spent 15
days in Ukraine and 2 weeks in Russia, with extensive contact with local people
on both trips. I am also in regular correspondence with a friend who lives in
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Managers I Have Worked For:
Michael MacQueen, CPA, VP-Income Tax;
Professor at Chaffey College, La Verne, California, USA
1.909.652.7193 (college where he is a part time professor)
5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA 91737.
Michael MacQueen supervised my auditing work and tax work at PFF Bank.
Kay Hoveland, President
Kaiser Federal Bank
PO Box 6707,
Covina, California, USA 91722
Bruce Bowmar, Vice President (former CPA)
541 Kinetic Drive
Oxnard, California, USA 93030
I worked for Bruce Bowmar from 1989 until 1993 as an Accountant when he
owned a Certified Public Accounting firm in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ron Ornelas, Co-Head Usher
Calvary Chapel (a church), Golden Springs
14843 Beckner St.
La Puente, California, USA 91744
Bonnie Sorisa, Accountant
Citizens Business Bank
701 North Haven Avenue
Ontario, California, USA 91764
I worked with Bonnie Sorisa at PFF Bank 2004 - 2006.
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