Senior U.S. financial executives are confident in the financial performance of their own companies, even if the economy does not perform well this year, said a survey from accounting firm Grant Thornton.

The survey, which polled 122 chief financial officers and comptrollers at U.S. companies, found that more executives said they expected results to improve at their own firms (66 percent) than said they expect the U.S. economy to improve (51 percent). Only about half of the executives said they would hire more workers this year

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