Retailer Sears Holdings Corp said CFO Craig T Monaghan is quitting the company after less than half a year in the position.

Monaghan will leave at the end of January and move back to Florida where his family live, the company said.

His resignation follows a long line of departures since Edward Lampert took over the firm in 2005.

Chief administrative officer William C Crowley will take on the extra responsibilities of interim CFO while Sears searches for a permanent successor.

It is also being suggested that senior VP of merchandising Dan Laughlin will retire by the end of next month, reported Chicago Tribune.