An 83 percent majority of CFOs favor separating the roles of CEO and chairman, according to a survey by Grant Thornton.

The survey, of 688 CFOs and senior controllers, also found that 66 percent believe the average CEO is overpaid, but only 25 percent feel the same way about their own company's CEO. Fifty-five percent of the respondents say they would like to be CEO of a company one day.

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