Advance Auto Parts, an automotive aftermarket parts provider, has appointed Jeffrey Shepherd as senior vice president, corporate controller, and chief accounting officer, effective as of March 1.

With more than 23 years of experience in accounting and finance, Shepherd joins to Advance Auto Parts from General Motors (GM), which he joined in 2010 as director, analysis and reporting. In June 2013, Shepherd became director – Consolidation and SEC Reporting, implementing process improvement measures to reduce time to close and report results internally and externally.

In July 2015, he became controller – General Motors Europe, where he led a team of over 100 professionals and improved the structure of the regional Controllership function, improving processes and responsibility over the accounting, reporting and controls functions.

Before joining GM, Shepherd served in a variety of leadership roles with Ernst & Young, including as advisory services partner and assurance, and as an advisory services senior manager.