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About Our Firm

Richard Black, CPA, PC is a full service accounting firm specialized in helping small businesses and individuals meet their accounting, bookkeeping, tax, estate planning and QuickBooks needs. By partnering with you, we are committed to providing high quality, accurate and personalized services for our client's growing requirements.

At Richard Black, CPA, PC, we understand the challenges small business owners are facing in today's current market. We take pride in designing personalized plans to make your job easier, giving you the tools to focus on what's really important: BUILDING YOUR FINANCIAL SUCCESS.

Located in Farmington Missouri, Richard Black, CPA, PC, serves St. Francois, Washington, Jefferson and surrounding counties.

We Strive for Client's Satisfaction, and won't offer anything below excellence.

Call us today, for a Free Consultation.

Our Team

Richard G. Black, CPA - Owner

Richard's experience extends to all areas of tax planning, research, strategic planning, and compliance for closely-held corporations, partnerships, and individuals. He works closely with business owners in connection with their personal and business planning. He carries a specialized knowledge of the real estate, restaurant industries, and retail industries.


Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants

Board member for Raider Junior Football League in Bonne Terre, Missouri

Board member for Young Faith in Christ, Farmington, Missouri


Bachelor of Accountancy, Southeast Missouri State University


Rick enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons, daughter and granddaughter. He is actively involved in his Church and enjoys playing golf.

Richard G. Black, CPA


William J. L. Cagle - Staff Accountant

William has been working in the accounting industry since March of 2015. His skill set consists of: processing payroll and payroll taxes; preparing both personal and business tax returns; filing monthly, quarterly, and annual sales tax returns; and keeping track of accounts payable and receivables. Upon graduation in May of 2018 he plans to obtain his; CPA, CMA, and Series 7 certifications.


Associates of Arts in Business Management and Accounting, Mineral Area College.

Currently attending Central Methodist University in pursuit of his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.


William enjoys, spending time with his family, and friends, cooking meals, baking sweets, and expanding his mind with books.

William J. L. Cagle


Robert N. Pinkerton - Staff Accountant

Robert works with business owners and individuals to prepare and execute their financial goals. He believes there is a strategy for every client that will create a path to success. Being a small business owner for multiple years, he understands the unique needs that small business owners have. Understanding the sacrifices that many business owners must make helps him align his goals with those of the clients.


Bachelor of Accountancy - Central Methodist University.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management - Central Methodist University


Robert enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and grandchild. His hobbies include electronic fabrication, RC flight, and 3D Modeling & Designing.

Robert N. Pinkerton


Barbara E. Powell - Staff Accountant

Barbara’s experience includes 5 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she did expense account audits of staff including partners within the firm, and scheduling staff working at client sites. She was then promoted to be over the Human Resource department. Her new position required her to maintain employee files and facilitating the orientation program for all the new employees hired. After moving from St. Louis to Farmington she worked for a local CPA firm for fourteen years before the opportunity to join Richard Black, CPA in 2014. Her duties include: administrative assistant to staff members, preparation of individual tax returns; and all payroll functions.


Member/Treasurer, Grace Church of the Heartland

Member/Treasurer, The Twenty Five Gardeners in Farmington


Attended Mineral Area College for Continued Education


Barbara enjoys; cooking, gardening, reading, traveling, and spending time with her three children, five grandchildren, and friends.

Barbara E. Powell


  • Richard Black, CPA, PC
  • 1 N. Jackson, Suite 1
  • P.O. Box 211
  • Farmington, MO 63640
  • Telephone: (573) 756-6400
  • Fax: (866) 268-8129