* Names Jeffery Brown as interim CFO
* Crist Kolder Associates to lead search for new CFO
April 12 (Reuters) - H&R Block Inc HRB.N, the largest U.S. tax preparer, said its Chief Financial Officer Becky Shulman will leave the company on April 30 and that Jeffery Brown would assume the role on an interim basis.
The company said it has initiated the search for a new CFO and Crist Kolder Associates would lead the search.
Brown has served as vice president and corporate controller of the company since March 2008.
Shares of the company closed at $18.44 Monday on the New York Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Archana Shankar in Bangalore; Editing by Anne Pallivathuckal)
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