I believe, at least for me, that it is critical to stay organized as an accountant. Between a very large case load, a continuous flow of abatement requests and non-stop correspondence with taxpayers I find it necessary to organize. To do this I use any means available to me. Our internal software program is called Gentax and it has an internal time management tool that I use to budget my time throughout the day. I don't always stick to it but it is a great tool to outline my daily requirements. I also use Microsoft Outlook to schedule tasks, appointments and follow ups with taxpayers. And as if that isn't enough I also use a desk blotter to visually remind myself of upcoming events and a dry erase board to track short and long term goals.