Microsoft is currently giving away Microsoft accounting 2007 express edition for the low price of FREE! I was surprised when I saw this.
I am sure that they are looking to corner the Accounting market and perhaps steal some thunder from Intuit Quickbooks. A few years ago, Microsoft attempted a purchase of Quickbooks, but failed due to monopoly problems.
Anyway, check out the offer while it is still available. It looks like it could be a good software package.