Securing the funds that your company needs is what your job is all about as a funding specialist. As part of this effort, a funding specialist may be involved in determining funding needs and different ways to acquire funding.
Many funding specialists also specialize in making sure that all the paperwork related to funding is in place, including ensuring client information is properly submitted in work orders and notifying clients of financial responsibility if necessary. Funding specialists must also gather information for funding packages and ensure the completeness and accuracy of any documentation needed to secure authorizations for equipment and services.
If you'd like to be a funding specialist, you need to be a dedicated, punctual, detail-oriented person. That's because you'll frequently need to obtain timely authorizations and meet strict deadlines. You also need to have strong mathematical, analytical, and problem-solving skills. To become a funding specialist, you'll typically need a high school diploma or equivalent, plus some work experience with loans.