H&R Block, the $3.9 billion tax service provider, named Jeffrey Brown CFO and senior vice president. Brown has served as acting CFO since Becky Shulman left the Kansas City, Mo.-based company at the end of April. Brown, 51, had been H&R Block’s corporate controller since 2008. Earlier, he was assistant controller of a subsidiary, H&R Block Management, and before that was director of that unit’s corporate accounting. Brown previously served as controller at Bacou-Dalloz.