About Fraud Fence
Fraud Fence works with SMEs, start-ups and fast growing businesses operating in a wide range of industries to minimize the risk of internal frauds.
Internal fraud refers to a variety of frauds: from fraudulent payments to ghost employees schemes, from inflated invoices to financial statement fraud and everything in between.
The average loss due to internal fraud has been estimated in 5% of the company’s annual revenues and the average loss is twice as much when anti-fraud controls are not strong enough.
Our aim is to provide to our clients effective tools to prevent internal fraud.
Our approach is comprehensive. It is not only focused on the layout of the anti-fraud controls but also on the corporate culture and environment.
Our bespoken service ensures that our Internal Fraud Prevention Programme is highly effective in minimizing the risk of fraud without overcomplicating business processes.
Our consultants have extensive experience in the fraud prevention and internal controls fields as well as in working with SMEs and start-ups.
We employ Certified Fraud Examiners who have been awarded this qualification by the ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners), the world’s largest and most prestigious anti-fraud organization. We are committed to provide an extremely high quality service and for this reason we invest heavily in the continuous professional development of our people.
Find out what we can do for you. Book a free consultation to discuss your situation: contact us.
Based on our extensive internal controls consultancy experience, we recently created an easy-to-use internal control toolkit to help businesses implementing internal controls fast and entirely by themselves.
This is a great solution for companies on a small budget which still want to prevent fraud and improve internal controls
Check out the details on our dedicated website www.internalcontroltoolbox.com.
Cecilia E. Locati, CFE, FCMA, CGMA
Cecilia Locati is the Leading Consultant and Founder of Fraud Fence Ltd.
She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) member of the ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) which is the world’s largest and most prestigious anti-fraud organization. She is also a Certified Management Accountant (FCMA and CGMA) fellow member of CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accounting) and has a university degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University.
Before founding Fraud Fence in 2015 she previously held a number of senior positions within different internal fraud prevention areas.
She started her career in 2007 as Senior Auditor at PwC, the largest professional services firm in the world, working with several SMEs operating in the manufacturing and retail sectors.
After three years, she took over the position of Senior Compliance Officer at Hasbro, one of the world’s biggest toy manufacturing companies. During the years working for Hasbro she travelled extensively across Central and Eastern Europe to implement and to strengthen internal controls as well as to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Legislation (SOX).
After Hasbro, she was Head of SOX, Internal Controls and Compliance at Shine Group, one of the UK’s leading TV production groups. In this position she worked with all the Shine Group’s companies to implement effective anti-fraud controls, to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Legislation and with the Anti-Bribery Act.
In 2015 she founded Fraud Fence and she is leading the consulting activity ever since.
She combines an extensive technical knowledge with over a decade of business experience mainly working with start-ups, fast growing companies and SMEs in the Media, TV production, Retail and Manufacturing sectors.
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