Washington Federal in Seattle said its chief financial officer plans to step down at yearend.

Diane Kelleher will leave the $14 billion-asset Washington Federal on Dec. 31, according to a regulatory filing Wednesday. She is leaving to "pursue other opportunities," the company said, without being more specific.

Brent Beardall, the chief banking officer, will be the interim CFO while Washington Federal looks for Kelleher's replacement. Beardall was CFO from October 2003 to March 2014, when Kelleher was hired.

Kelleher, who was 54 as of Washington Federal's December proxy statement, has worked at Washington Federal since January 2010 as controller, treasurer and CFO. She previously worked for Safeco, Washington Mutual and American West Bancorp.

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