With experience in mortgage banking, compliance, and underwriting FHA loans, Philip “Phil” LaTessa founded The Funding Source in 1996. The mortgage brokering firm, based out of Syracuse, New York, contains five departments, including sales, accounting, post closing, underwriting/processing, and risk management. In his role as managing member, Phil LaTessa oversaw the processing/underwriting department as well as personally underwrote higher-risk loans. He belongs to several noteworthy organizations covering the mortgage and financial industry, including The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
1941, the IIA serves as a global voice for the internal audit
profession. Its members work in education, security, internal auditing,
risk management, information technology, and governance. With more than
180,000 members, the IIA also offers networking opportunities,
certification, career opportunities, and training.
In 2015, the
IIA hosts its international annual conference from July 5 through 8 in
Vancouver, Canada, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. As the IIA’s 74th
annual conference, this event brings together more than 2,000 members
representing more than 100 countries. Attendees learn about internal
auditing changes, gain continuing education credit, and listen to
keynote speakers discussing technology implementation for the industry.